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One man killed following collision this morning

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Gardaí in Belmullet are investigation a fatal road traffic collision which occurred this morning, Wednesday, March 1 just before 10am.

Gort psychotherapist bringing hope to forgotten prisoners

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Togo is a small country about the size of Ireland. It is one of the poorest countries in the world and has been ruled by the same family for almost 50 years. The justice system is severely under-resourced and the prison system a direct reflection of that. The Central Prison of Lome was built for 600 people. It currently holds over 2,000. Each cell, roughly the size of your average Irish kitchen, holds about 80 people. To sleep only some prisoners get to lie down, side by side like in a sardine can. For this privilege you pay. The rest have to sit around the edge of the room or stand. There is one toilet and shower (ie bucket) per cell. Prisoners are served one meal a day. On average prisoners wait 3-4 years to receive their sentence. Legal representation is mostly absent. Aggression, violence, rape, abuse, bullying and intimidation are the norm. One man described inside as being like a war zone.

Stricter bail terms for repeat serious offenders will reduce crime - Moran

Longford-Westmeath Independent Alliance Deputy, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, says the introduction of new stricter bail terms for repeat serious offenders will help cut crime – especially in rural areas.

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.

 

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