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Cannon welcomes investment by Irish Water in west

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Minister Ciaran Cannon has welcomed the announcement by Irish Water that it is to invest €2.7m in wastewater monitoring and sampling across the north and west as part of a nationwide project.

Fracking ban Bill passes all stages in the Dáil

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A Bill banning fracking in Ireland passed all stages of the Dáil today, and is expected to ensure that the highly controversial oil and gas extraction process will be prohibited from happening "anywhere inshore" in the State.

Forest fires have injected massive amounts of smoke pollution into Galway air

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Over the last few days, emergency services continue to battle the blazing gorse fire in the Cloosh Valley, Connemara area of County Galway. Apart from the obvious devastating effect on wildlife and the damage to tree crops, the forest fires are causing a major air pollution episode in the area. In recent days, the wind diverted the pollution plume away from the most populated areas, however, at around 4pm on Tuesday evening, a change in wind direction engulfed the city in smoke pollution for a few hours.

New Tellus data confirms radon hot spots in Galway

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The latest findings from the award-winning Tellus Programme shed new light on radon risk impacting in Galway as well as unravelling the region’s ancient, geological history.

Work continues in Galway to secure high quality water supplies for more than 14,000 people

Five water supplies in Co Galway have been removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest Remedial Action List (RAL) which was published this week.

Bill to ban fracking has full support of Government – Moran

Longford-Westmeath Deputy and Government Chief Whip, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, says the Government fully supports legislation introduced to the Dáil last week that aims to ban fracking in the country.

Sod turning on Oughterard Wastewater Treatment Plant on Monday

Construction of the new Oughterard Wastewater Treatment Plant will commence on Monday after the official sod turning ceremony to be undertaken by Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources.

Westport follows Foxford in being too costly for flood defence works

Following the news last week that Foxford had been deemed as being 'not cost beneficial' to have flood prevention works carried out on it as part of the Western Catchement Flood Risk Assessment and Manangment (CFRAM) scheme, Westport fell to a similar fate this week. And like the response from local representatives in Foxford last week, there was disappointment and bemusement from the elected members of the West Mayo District at this news.

Waste not, want not — SMILE launches free support for Galway businesses

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October marks National Reuse Month, a waste prevention initiative to raise awareness about the economic and environmental benefits of reusing everyday items and materials that would otherwise go to waste.

Tesla extends electric car range to 613km

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Electric car maker Tesla claims its S P100D is the third fastest accelerating production car ever produced, with a 0-60 mph (100kph) time of 2.5 seconds, after it introduced a new larger battery.


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