The number of women who “dropped in” to a city based domestic violence service without a prior appointment seeking information and support, was up by almost 40 per cent last year, according to new figures, released this week.
Statistics revealed by COPE Galway Waterside House Domestic Violence services highlight a significant increase in the number of women accessing support from the organisation.
An ex-chef with an appetite bigger than his pocket and 200 previous convictions was given a eight month suspended sentence for failing to pay for meals in Galway city restaurants as well as failing to appear in court.
William Flynn (39) with an address at 13 Clonard Park, Ballybeg, Waterford, appeared before Judge Mary Fahy charged with two counts of making off without payment for services as well as being intoxicated in a public place and failure to appear in court.
Blocked gullies have subjected Gaelcarrig Park households to water rising to front doors levels and locals calling that part of the estate ‘The Lake’.
According to Independent Galway City Central candidate Mike Cubbard, City Hall has been notified on many occasions of ‘The Lake’ which has now resulted at the rear of Gaelcarrig Park, but still “the issue remains”.