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Gift your #OneWish to Jigsaw Galway this Christmas and support young people’s mental health

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Jigsaw Galway have launched their #OneWish Christmas appeal, which is asking people to share positive Christmas wishes and donate to their work, supporting young people experiencing difficulties with their mental health in Galway.

Balla students ready to bring some Heavenly Mayhem

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The students of Balla Secondary School have been busy in rehearsals for this year’s musical production of Heavenly Mayhem. The cast, under the direction of Aisling Lyons and Joan King, have been busy preparing for what promises to be a great night of entertainment.

Two out of five local women surveyed say domestic violence began when they were pregnant

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All of the participants in a local study about parenting in relationships characterised by domestic violence and abuse continue to experience abuse despite having left these relationships, it was revealed this week.

Victims of Crime Scheme open to local organisations

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, has urged local organisations in Mayo who are working with victims of crime to apply for the 2017 Victims of Crime Funding Scheme. He said: "This week, my colleague, the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, announced the 2017 Victims of Crime Office funding scheme for organisations working with victims of crime. The work that these organisations do, here in Mayo and across the country, to reduce the trauma experienced by victims of crime and to help them to move on with their lives is vital. I am proud to support their invaluable efforts.

Support volunteers needed for sexual assault treatment unit

Olivia Lavelle became a psychological support volunteer at the Sexual Assault Treatment unit in Galway three years ago. She had completed a masters in the Psychology of Education - her thesis was on sex education - and applied for a community employment scheme position in administration at Galway Rape Crisis Centre (GRCC). From there, she went on to becoming a volunteer with the organisation.

Time for Mayo to smash and grab

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Domestic violence refuge turned away 700 last year

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A number of women who sought refuge in a city based centre 18 months ago because they were experiencing domestic violence are still living there today because of a lack of affordable rental accommodation.

€1.18 million allocated for new domestic violence refuge

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Funding of more than €1 million is being provided to build a refuge for people who have been subjected to domestic violence. The refuge will be located in Galway city and will be run by COPE.

Crime In The Country

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Tom Turley believes that rural crime is the single biggest topic that will dominate the agenda in the forthcoming election. The Eyrecourt farmer attended a meeting in Thurles a fortnight ago, which was organised by the Save our Communities organisation, to discuss the issue. The event, which was chaired by crime journalist Paul Williams and attended by 1,500 people, giving a snapshot of the depth of feeling, the anger, and the frustration that is out there among the terrorised population of rural Ireland.

Verdict in Athlone murder trial expected today

The jury in the trial of Jimmy Devaney, who is accused of murdering Marie Greene in Athlone four years ago, will retire today to consider its verdict.

 

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