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Substantial flood defence works to alleviate residential concerns

Construction progress with regard to the Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme is to continue apace following approval of the planning process for works at Deerpark, on the town’s west side.

Swiss visitor dies as Storm Ali batters Galway

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A Swiss woman in her fifties lost her life in an incident in Claddaghduff early yesterday morning as Storm Ali bore down on the country. The woman, who is understood to have been visiting the region, was staying in a caravan at Acton’s Beach in Claddaghduff when the structure was blown down a 20ft drop.

Miraculous that more were not hurt as Ali shook west

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Is there a townland or a village that didn’t have trees uprooted yesterday by the ferocity of Storm Ali? With schools and offices opened, with tens of thousands of people on the roads, it is mind boggling that none of those trees that fell, did so on top of a car, or a schoolbus, a pedestrian, or a cyclist.

Irish Water replacing old problematic water mains in Ballina

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Irish Water, working in partnership with Mayo County Council, is replacing ageing water mains in Ballina to improve security of supply, improve water quality and reduce high levels of leakage.

Athlone IT student suffers fatal injuries in morning accident

The staff and student body of Athlone IT suffered heartbreaking news on Tuesday afternoon when a fatal accident at Bonavalley claimed the life of an 18 year old second year academic who was attending the third level institution.

Grealish demands review of Fair Deal scheme to free up houses for renting

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More than 500 homes across County Galway are left idle while their occupants are in nursing homes, but a Galway TD is calling for the rules to be changed so such houses can be rented to families caught in the accommodation crisis.

City Council to apply for funding for new three-storey museum

The Galway City Council will apply for funding from Fáilte Ireland of up to €6 million for a new three storey museum building incorporating the refurbishment and restoration of Comerford House.

Lough Ree RNLI on emergency duty as vessel runs aground

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Lough Ree RNLI volunteers were called into emergency action as they responded to a call out to four people whose 37 foot boat had become grounded on the Longford shore.

Further appeals to conserve water as hosepipe ban is lifted in the west

Irish Water has appealed to people to continue to conserve water following a decision to lift a Water Conservation Order covering the north and west, one of several placed on the country earlier this year in response to drought conditions.

Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran visits site of the Papal Mass

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Ahead of the weekend visit to these shores by Pope Francis, Deputy Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, TD, Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, visited the Phoenix Park to view the ongoing preparations.

 

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