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Industrial giants aim to further enhance their crossroads safety message to customers

Industrial giants, Volkswagen and Siemens want to further improve road safety, especially at crossroads. To achieve this, new functions have been developed for the local exchange of information between vehicles and digital transport infrastructure. The overall system uses the Car2X technology WLANp (ITS-G5) and is currently undergoing road tests in the city of Wolfsburg.

New Ford Transit Custom van goes on sale

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The new Ford Transit Custom one-tonne van goes on sale here with an entry-level price of €25,115 for the Base specification level van 280 L1, powered by the 2.0 litre 105PS EcoBlue diesel and married to a six-speed manual gearbox.

Mary Robinson and the challenge of global survival

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“HOLDING HER first grandchild in her arms in 2003, Mary Robinson was struck by the uncertainty of the world he had been born into. Before his fiftieth birthday, he would have to share the planet with more than nine billion people - people battling for food, water and shelter in an increasing volatile climate. The faceless shadowy menace of climate change had become, in an instant, deeply personal.”

'Young people’s choice of participation, rather than cynicism, is a powerful way of looking at the future'

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Climate change is a reality, a crisis facing us all, yet in this period of turmoil - geo-politically via Trump, Brexit, and the rise of the far right, and environmentally with rising temperatures and extreme weather - there remains cause for hope.

The Mindful Commute - “Be Part Of The Solution”

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There has been even more traffic talk than usual in Galway this week with the announcement that the €600 million budget has been released for Galway’s ring road. The announcement has been met with mixed reactions, but I think one thing we can all agree on is that this latest development is part of, but not the complete, solution to Galway’s traffic problems.

Divergence between house and land price inflation

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While house price inflation continues, agricultural land prices overall in the last 12 months remained steady but the range of prices achieved for land is extensive and very much subject to location and quality, from €4,000 per acre for marginal lands to €15,000 for smaller plots in commuter belt areas. Average prices being achieved are in the €9-9,500 per acre bracket.

Mayor selects hybrid as his car of choice

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As Mayor of Ireland’s first city to be awarded the designation European Green Leaf, Neil McNelis has chosen his mayoral car of choice to be the Ford Mondeo Vignale hybrid.

City ring road not 'silver bullet' to solve traffic crisis, but still 'significant step forward' says Kyne

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The Galway City Ring road is not the "silver bullet" that will solve the transport challenges facing Galway, but it will "take traffic out of the city", enable public transport improvements, and "reduce the time" workers and visitors spend getting around the city.

Canney highlights issue of wastewater treatment plants

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Galway East deputy Seán Canney has this week highlighted the need for Irish Water to take charge of private group wastewater treatment plants throughout the country as the current impasse in terms of such plants is blocking the building of housing in towns all across the country.

Former mayor calls for ‘full inspection’ of mature trees in city ahead of the storm season

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A former Mayor of Galway city has called for a “full inspection of all mature trees located in public areas” to ensure they pose “no threat to people’s safety”, following the recent Storm Ali, which resulted in several trees around the city being uprooted or damaged.

 

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