'Out of control' weeds being removed from Ballyloughane Road

Works being carried out by Galway City Council will involve safety regulations and temporary traffic lights

Ragwort.

Ragwort.

Weeds which had grown "out of control" along the Ballyloughane Road - including the noxious weed ragwort - are being removed by the Galway City Council.

The works are being carried out by the council's roads and parks departments. Due to health and safety regulations, temporary traffic lights will be in operation in the area while the works are taking place. Among the weeds being removed is the yellow-flowered ragwort, which can be poisonous to some animals and can grow up to a metre in height. It is classified as a noxious weed under the Noxious Weeds Act 1936, requiring landowners to control its growth.

The works have been welcomed by Independent Galway City East councillor, Terry O'Flaherty. “Ballyloughane is one of the of the nicest areas in Galway," she said, "and the many improvements which have taken place over the years have enhanced the area greatly. The removal of the weeds will be welcomed by the residents and all those who walk on this roadway."

 

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