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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.

Keeping warm this winter

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Unfortunately, it is coming into the time of year where we must start thinking seriously about keeping our home warm for the winter. There is nothing worse than sitting in the cold and it is important we use the most economical fuel available to keep heating costs down over the cold period. The reality is that Ireland unfortunately gets very cold in the winter and fuel is big business.

National ‘Reuse Month’ set to encourage recycling increase

This reuse month, householders and businesses are being encouraged to reuse more, as less than five percent of disposed items are reused.

Kia confirms mileage range for electric e-Niro

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Kia says that the all new Kia e-Niro will offer owners a driving range of up to 485 kilometres on a single charge when it goes on sale across europe at the end of the year. The e-Niro, Kia’s first fully electric crossover utility vehicle, will be revealed in european specification at the Paris Motor Show, before sales begin later this year.

Local schools are encouraged to explore Old Rail Trail biodiversity

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Schools and community groups from the Athlone environs are being encouraged to get involved in biodiversity project along the Old Rail Trail.

World Canals Conference in Athlone a resounding success

Co hosted by the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland and Waterways Ireland with the support of Conference Partners, Athlone was the chosen destination for the 20th World Canals Conference.

Energy cost spikes risking Ireland’s competitiveness

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Local Fianna Fáil Councillor Aengus O’Rourke has said that Ireland’s competitiveness is under attack by rising energy costs.

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.

GMIT to host third annual Green Campus open day next week

GMIT’s Green Campus committee will host the institute's annual green open day at the Dublin Road (Galway) campus on Monday.

 

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