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Greens call on council to phase out use of glyphosate based herbicides

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The Green Party is calling on the Galway City Council to follow the lead of Dublin City Council, which has recently announced a trial of alternatives to glyphosates, a herbicide over which there are health and environmental concerns.

Mayor demands ban on non-compostable coffee cups

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The Mayor of Galway, Labour city councillor Niall McNelis, is demanding a ban on non-compostable coffee cups, following publication of a report by Recycling List Ireland, which found that 200 million coffee cups are thrown away in Ireland every year.

Ireland falling behind on environmental Sustainable Development Goals

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Ireland is falling behind on its environmental commitments under the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals a newly published report has found. Social Justice Ireland in its Sustainable Progress Index for 2018 warns the State risks huge European fines if we continue to ignore our commitments.

GMIT history can teach us valuable lessons

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Why should we study history? Well, frankly, history is the study of human nature, and history most definitely repeats itself. History can teach us lessons so that we are forearmed when facing situations, better informed when planning to proceed. The history of the long campaign to establish the Regional Technical College (RTC, now the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, GMIT) campus in Mayo contains, I believe, guidance on how the Castlebar based college can be rescued from those who oppose its survival.

Parkmore traffic chaos and the need for wider planning reform in Galway

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Insider recalls a recent decision of An Bord Pleanala, where it reversed the Galway County Council's grant of permission for a new access link road and junction at the IDA's Parkmore West Business Park.

Take me to your leader

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Were Clint Eastwood to ride into town on a steed, canter across Eyre Square, before a final gallop up College Road to City Hall, stride in and demand of the first official he meets, "Just who is Fianna Fáil's man in this town?", what answer would he get?

Fears that merger of Galway city and county councils is a 'fait accompli'

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A majority of Galway county councillors are opposed to any merger of Galway's two local authorities, but also fear plans to merge the city and county councils are already "a fait accompli" that will be "forced upon us", regardless of their views.

Flood relief scheme for Gort and south Galway

A flood relief scheme for Gort and the south Galway lowlands is in the works with the Office Of Public Works confirming funding is available for the works.

Senator asks Minister if he has conflict of interest over Galway Bay energy test site

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Environment Minister Simon Coveney must clarify if he has a conflict of interest in adjudicating on the lease application for the renewable energy test site proposed for Galway Bay, a Galway senator has demanded.

Deputy Moran welcomes funding for Moate-based Irish Rural Link

Independent Alliance Deputy, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, has welcomed news that Moate-based Irish Rural Link is among 70 community and voluntary organisations set to receive funding during the next three years.

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