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Double awards win for Volvo’s great new generation SUVs

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Volvo’s new generation of premium SUVs has accomplished a double success at the Auto Express New Car Awards, announced recently.

Desperate for drink

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With a nationwide hosepipe ban recently announced, we need to be very selective about how and when we use water in the garden. Even if it rains soon, it will take weeks if not months for reservoir levels to get back to normal and at the time of writing the ban is expected to be in place until at least the end of July. Right now gardens have to contend with unprecedentedly high temperatures, drying winds and plants and trees in full leaf – all things that make them need water more than ever. Garden lovers have difficult decisions to make – which areas need water the most - as there simply isn’t enough to go around. You may be able to eke out supplies by re-using “grey” water, and here are a few tips to help you use any water to best advantage:

€250,000 for five community playgrounds in Mayo

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Michael Ring T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development, today announced funding of €250,000 for five community playgrounds and multi-use games areas (MUGAs) in Mayo under the CLÁR Programme 2018.

Water supply under serious risk as conservation order comes into force

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As a National Water Conservation Order came into effect this morning, water supplies in a number of areas in Mayo have been highlighted as being under serious risk, according to Irish Water.

You do not have to suffer from hay fever

Acupuncture is an often-overlooked treatment for hay fever and yet it has proven highly successful as a drug free way to alleviate the symptoms of runny nose, watery eyes, foggy head, sneezing, and blocked sinuses.

Councillor welcomes court's decision on waste facility challenge

A Ballinasloe area councillor has welcomed the High Court's decision to grant permission to a group of County Galway residents to challenge the Galway County Council’s decision to issue a waste facility permit at a facility close to their homes.

Time to show the world the heart of Ireland

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A new masterplan to highlight the beauty and history of Ireland's National Parks and Reserves was launched by Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in Coole Park last Monday.

NUI Galway launches biodiversity trail to showcase its natural habitats

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NUI Galway has launched a new biodiversity trail highlighting the rich variety of animal and plant life on the campus.

Galway hopes to secure SeaFest for 2019

It is hoped SeaFest will again dock in Galway in 2019, according Dr John Killeen, chairman of the Marine Institute.

Trauma patients to bypass Portiuncula as part of new protocol

A decision that ambulances should bypass Portiuncula Hospital's emergency department under new protocols for trauma patients has been described as a move to downgrade services at the Ballinasloe hospital.

 

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