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City pub patrons aid German tourist thief catch thief

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Customers in a city pub showed their civic spirit when they came to the aid of a distraught German tourist who had her belongings stolen by a opportunistic thief.
Patrons at Sally Long’s pub on Abbeygate Street formed a posse and tracked the thief to Eyre Square, where he was sitting in a bus bound for Limerick.
They kept him in their sights until Gardaí arrived to arrest him.
43 year-old, Christopher Murphy of 2 Sheelin Drive, Caherdavin, Limerick, pleaded guilty at Galway District Court to stealing the woman’s clothing valued at €200, her €2,000 camera and her wallet containing €70 on May 27th last year.
Judge Timothy Lucey sentenced Murphy to four months in prison which he suspended for one year.

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Galway pupils collect 5 tonnes of litter through “Picker Pals” programme

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway schools collected 5 tonnes of litter for their schools last year – through the 2021 Picker Pals programme.

66 different schools across the county took part in the national initiative – which aims to encourage children to contribute to a better environment through fun-based activities.

With 75 spaces still available on this year’s programme – schools are being encouraged to get involved once again.

Programme Manager, Angela Kenny – says the feedback from pupils, teachers and parents has been hugely positive.

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City Council defends issuing of zero fines for dog fouling last year

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway City Council has moved to defend the fact it issued no fines for dog fouling last year.

It was one of several local authorities nationwide who failed to issue fines – but it points out that it has achieved significant reductions in dog fouling through other initiatives.

Dog poo – for many, a blight on the landscape all too commonly found abandoned on our streets, footpaths, amenity areas and green spaces.

And if you don’t pick up after your dog, you can face an on the spot fine of €150.

But in Galway City, there wasn’t a single fine issued last year.

The county fared little better, with just two fines issued by Galway County Council.

Galway City Council says it should be noted that litter fines for dog fouling are hard to issue, because the warden has to catch the dog in the act.

It adds it’s also difficult to get details of the person responsible for the dog.

But it does point to the successful rollout of the “Clean It Up, You Dirty Pup” campaign last June at various locations across Galway City.

The initiative, which worked closely with local communities, led to a reduction of 60 percent in dog fouling in 5 trial areas over a 6 week period.

Image by Adriano Gadini from Pixabay

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Garda appeal over office furniture dumped and burned in Castlegar

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí are appealing for information after a large haul of office furniture was dumped and burned in Castlegar.

The incident took place at Ballintemple/Brocklagh during Race Week between the 25th and the 31st of July.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí or Galway County Council Waste Management.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Garda Marcus Flynn has this advice for anyone who has doubts about waste management contractors.

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