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Stolen generator

Gardai in the city are investigating the theft of a generator from a house in Rahoon last weekend.

Between the hours of 4:30pm on Friday March 10 and 8:30am on Saturday March 11, a house on Letteragh Road, Rahoon, Galway City, had its garden shed broken into.

The thieves made away with a generator after the incident.

Anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously or who may have any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Garda Michael Murphy at Salthill Garda Station on 091 514720.

NUI Galway to host annual climate congress following fossil fuel divestment success

NUI Galway’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS ) Society will hold the third annual Climate Congress in partnership with Trócaire. This year the focus will be on Fossil Fuel Divestment and Sustainable Choices, and will take place in The View, Áras na Mac Léinn, on Tuesday, 21 March from 10am until 5pm.

Last year, the CCAFS society submitted a petition of over 1000 signatures and a report highlighting the case for divestment of the €3.4 million worth of shares that NUI Galway has invested in fossil fuel companies. This report was welcomed by University President, Dr Jim Browne, and this year the University has agreed to withdraw these investments and adopt a sustainable investment policy.

Speakers at the Congress will include:

Thomas Pringle T.D., proposer of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill in Dáil Éireann

Ian Halstead of L&P Investment Services Ltd.

Clíona Sharkey of Trócaire

There will also be a participatory workshop on overcoming barriers to political engagement in the context of climate change, facilitated by Nuala Haughey of Think-Action for Social Change. The aim is give individuals and communities the tools to engage in the political system and have their voices heard.

The event is free to attend and lunch will be served in the afternoon. Registration for the talks is limited to 100 people and the workshop is limited to 25, so booking in advance is advised at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/nui-galway-climate-congress-divestment-and-sustainable-choices-tickets-32582584387.

Mind your phones and wallets when you’re out, say Gardai

Gardai in the city are advising people to mind their property when they are out socialising.

They say that a large number of phones and wallets are reported as stolen or missing to them.

They have asked the public to be mindful of the value of the property and to keep it all in a safe place when socialising.They are making this appeal in order to reduce the number of opportunist thefts which occur in licensed premises and nightclubs in particular.

Car damaged in hospital

Gardai in Galway are investigating an incident of criminal damage in the grounds of UHG last week.

Between the hours of 6:15am and 1.30pm on Friday March 10, the front driver’s side window of a vehicle parked in the grounds of University Hospital Galway was damaged.

Anyone who may have witnessed this or who may have information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Garda Brendan Dooher at Galway Garda Station on 091 538000

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