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NEW TAXI RANK PROPOSED FOR TUAM

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Date Published: 28-Jun-2007

Tuam is set to get a new Taxi rank at High Street according to the Draft Management Plan for the town.

According to the plan it would extend along one side of the street from Eason’s shop to the FAS office.

Part of the existing taxi rank at Shop Street would also remain but it would be reduced in size.

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Oughterard man jailed for injuring pedestrian

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A 42-year-old man, who drove off after seriously injuring a student at a pedestrian crossing, has been sentenced to five years in prison with the final two years suspended.

25 year old Stella Hoffman, a German Erasmus student was crossing at the pedestrian lights at Terryland on the Headford Road at 9pm on January 15th last year, when she was hit by a car driven by security guard, John Folan, from The Orchard, Oughterard.

Judge Rory McCabe said that leaving the scene of an accident in a panic was a natural human reaction but the way in which the accused had acted afterwards was morally reprehensible.

He sentenced Folan to five years in prison but suspended the final two years on hearing he posed a low risk of reoffending.

He disqualified the accused from driving for five years and refused leave to appeal the sentence.

 

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Debates on abortion make up large part of GP gathering in Galway city

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Date Published: 11-May-2013

Debates on abortion are making up a large part of the annual gathering of the Irish College of GPs being held in Galway city

Several motions call on the Government to legislate for abortion in the case of rape, incest or non-viable foetal anomalies.

Junior Health Minister Alex White is addressing the conference which is also highlighting the fact that a plan to introduce free GP care for people with long term illnesses was meant to be in place by March of last year

The Government says are legal problems are delaying the plan

Meanwhile, an organisation supporting the needs of gay, lesbian and bisexual people has welcomed the publication of new guidelines for GPs, in treating lesbian, gay and bisexual patients.

The document was launched today at the gathering of GPs in the Radisson Hotel

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Youth unemployment low in Galway

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Date Published: 14-May-2013

Youth unemployment in the city is among the lowest rates in the country according to a report by the National Economic and Social Council.

The report, published today, reveals that there is a high level of regional disparity in youth unemployment.

Cities have lost out to suburbs in terms of population growth, however Galway experienced a modest jump in population.

The report finds that Galway, along with Dublin, Cork and Waterford have been less affected overall by the recession than other areas of the country.

Meanwhile, nearly a quarter of Irish households are now jobless according to the NESC report.

In 38 per cent of Irish households – expenditure now exceeds disposable income, while a quarter are in arrears with bill payments.

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