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No more dodo — Galway to rise up against extinction and climate change

Pauline O’Reilly, Green Party candidate for Galway West South Mayo, has announced that an Extinction and Climate Rebellion rally will be held on Saturday 17 November at 2pm in Salthill.

Bonfire Glow

Fancy some flaming autumn colour in the garden? This is a good time to choose trees and shrubs for autumn leaf colour. The hot, sunny summer and mostly dry autumn have allowed deciduous plants to appear at their best this year, and you can view them in all their blazing glory till the leaves come down and they nod off to sleep for winter. Here are a few of my favourite picks for a bonfire blaze at this time of year, with something included for all garden sizes:

Road safety week - have your tyres checked for free

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Monday (October 1) was the start of Road Safety Week and yesterday marked Tyre Safety Day.

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.

Boil notices stay in place for two county water schemes

Irish Water, working in partnership with Galway County Council, have reminded customers supplied by the Kilconnell Public Water Supply and the Ballyboggan Group Water Scheme, that the Boil Water Notice issued on the scheme on June 18 due to elevated levels of turbidity in the raw water remains in place.

At last...some rain for the soil!

Although it was lovely to bask in the glorious and seemingly endless sun shine of early summer this year, the rain that we’ve had was well overdue and now we need more of it!

New hub for sustainable energy and fuel efficiency

The Research Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) has secured an additional €4.4 million in funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and industry partners under the Sustainable Energy and Fuel Efficiency (SEFE) SFI Spokes Programme, to be based at NUI Galway.

Farmers urged to use best practice when spraying pesticides

Exceedances in pesticides have been detected in drinking water sources in Mayo and as a result Irish Water working in partnership with Mayo County Council and the National Pesticides and Drinking Water Action Group (NPDWAG) is appealing to farmers and other users of pesticides to follow the guidelines when applying these substances to their lands.

Cannon welcomes funding for radon testing in east Galway

Approximately 1,400 homes in the West and Mid-West of the country will be tested for radon levels with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment providing €70,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for high risk areas in East Galway and Roscommon.

Fit solar panels — Harness the free energy of the sun

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When the world was made and the Sun was switched on. It has never switched off, and will continue providing energy until the end of time. With the advent of the solar panel we can now accept this free energy and use it as electricity in our homes and businesses. Comet Renewable Energy will do this for you.

 

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