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Occupy movement to mark anniversary of city eviction

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Date Published: 15-May-2013

Supporters of the Occupy movement are to mark the one year anniversary of the camp’s eviction from Eyre Square tomorrow.

The commemoration event gets underway at noon at the camp’s former base on Eyre Square.

Occupy Galway had maintained a presence in Eyre Square from October of 2011 until their eventual eviction last May.

Activists say the camp was intended to be a space for political discussion and expression.

When questioned on any plans to reoccupy the square, former Galway Occupier Chris Duignan says the event is intended as a commemoration only but people may opt to spend the night.

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Call for direct donations to city charity shops

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.

It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.

However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.

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Man pleads guilty to city robbery after 8 years

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A 41-year-old Galway man has pleaded guilty to the robbery of cash from a city shop eight years ago.

Joe Walsh, of 15 Gaelcarrig Park, Newcastle, pleaded guilty at Galway Circuit Criminal Court to the robbery of €2,800 cash from the Mace shop on Shantalla Road, on July 29, 2005.

The facts were admitted in a second charge of causing criminal damage in the shop on the same date.

Judge Rory McCabe directed the preparation of a probation report and adjourned sentencing to October 15.

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Father of Leah Feeney urges action on rossaveal road

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The father of a teenager who died after she was hit by a car in Rossaveal is appealing to the county council to install a footpath at that location.

Liam Feeney was among hundreds of people who gathered for a demonstration along the Pier road yesterday afternoon.

His daughter, 15 year old Leah was fatally injured when she was hit by a car while out walking with a friend on Wednesday evening the 1st of May.

The community is now calling for a footpath to be constructed along the road where many people have been seriously injured over the years.

Speaking to Galway bay fm reporter Michael Joyce at the protest, Liam Feeney says locals want nothing fancy just a footpath about a metre wide

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