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Tool thieves sought by gardai

Gardai in the city are investigating the theft of tools last week.

Between the hours of midnight and 8am on May 3, a commercial premises in the Wellpark area of Galway City was broken into.

A large quantity of power tools were taken during this incident.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident or anyone who may be offered any new power tools in suspicious circumstances at a reduced price is asked to contact Galway Garda Station on 091 538000.

Public workshop on the future of our waterways

A workshop to improve the state of Galway’s canals and waterways is to be held on 19 May at the Galway Rowing Club, Woodquay.

It is hoped that the meeting will help draw up a plan for the future of Galway’s waterways.The Galway Waterways Association has organised this event to draw attention to this truly unique feature of our city.

Our network of five kilometres of rivers and canals could become a major amenity for the residents of Galway, its visitors, and the natural environment if managed and developed with commitment and imagination. The power of the rivers and canals could also become a sustainable source of clean, renewable energy for the city.

The European Capital of Culture project offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to plan and carry out the clean-up and development of our rivers and canals over a realistic timeframe. “We could have an amazing story to tell in 2020 about how a community came together to celebrate, refurbish, and enhance its waterway system,” said a spokesperson.

Be part of it by joining the workshop at 5:30 p.m. on Friday 19 May in the Galway Rowing Club. Log onto www.galwaywaterways.eventbite.ie to book your place or phone 091 566759 to make a reservation.

Gardai use warning to walkers

Gardai have remained people to be vigilant when leaving their vehicles to go for walks during the fine weather.

A number of thefts have taken place where items were left exposed in unoccupied cars.

“We are issuing a reminder to people to take care when out enjoying the fine weather to ensure their vehicles are properly secured by ensuring that all windows are locked if going for walks etc.

“Motorists are also asked to ensure that all property within vehicles is not left on display when parking up your car so as to discourage would be opportunistic thieves,” said a Garda spokesperson.

Kinvara plant will end discharge into sea

Minister of State and Galway East TD, Sean Canney has said the completion of a new €5.1m Kinvara wastewater treatment plant will put an end to the undesirable discharge of untreated wastewater going directly into the sea.

The completion of the project, officially being opened on Friday, May 12th next, is part of a €5.1m investment by Irish Water in wastewater infrastructure in Kinvara Pier.

“Kinvara, which is strategically located on the south shoreline of Galway Bay is a unique sea port village with significant tourist related activity and it is vital that its interests are protected for future generations,” said Minister Canney.

“Kinvara is a very popular summer destination for day-trippers and holidaymakers who enjoy the active harbour, a number of restaurants, bars, B&Bs and hotel.

“With a growing local population, a new wastewater treatment plant is essential for Kinvara and its surrounding areas to allow for seasonal/future population growth and further substantial tourism and commercial development,” said Minister Canney.

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