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Public consultations on county development plan

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Date Published: 15-May-2013

A series of public consultation meetings on the future for planning in Galway will get underway today (May 15th).

Galway County Council has announced a full review of the current county development plan, which was adopted in 2009 and expires in 2015.

The Council has already issued a brief issues paper that is intended to set out matters for consideration including population, housing and transport.

A draft county development plan will be prepared by the council, taking account of any relevant submissions and consultations at this pre-draft stage.

Public consultations will now take place across the county.

The first takes place today at Ballinasloe civic offices between 12 and 3pm.

 

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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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