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Immediate action needed for Glenamaddy sewage hazard, says An Taisce

An Taisce has called for immediate action to be taken in relation to the “totally unacceptable health and environmental hazard” Glenamaddy where the town’s sewage is being piped into a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) turlough.

Conservation Volunteers Galway win 'Coastcare Newcomer of the Year 2013' Award from An Taisce

Conservation Volunteers Galway (CVG) has recently been awarded 'Coastcare newcomer of the year 2013' by An Taisce at the 10 year anniversary of its nationwide Clean Coasts programme.

Council to engage with agencies over lifeguard cover

Mayo County Council is to engage with An Taisce and other agencies over the life guarding requirement for beaches to retain a blue flag. The issue of having lifeguard cover on all blue flag beaches during the bathing season has caused a problem in the county. A number of blue flag beaches in the county that did not get much use by the public during the bathing season still have to have lifeguard cover during this season to maintain blue flag status.

Bicycle parking shelter for St Oliver’s

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There was good news for one north Mayo school recently when St Oliver Plunkett NS, The Quay, Ballina, was awarded a bicycle parking shelter.

Roddy Mannion’s book does the city some service

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Anyone reading architect Roddy Mannion’s new book, Galway - A Sense of Place (Liffey Press), is in for a treat. They will be amazed at the breadth of social history covered in it. While the book also acknowledges the physical/geographic place Galway City assumes in terms of Ireland’s history of urban/city development.

Blue Flag beaches with little usage to have only weekend lifeguard cover

The Mayo County Council has reached an agreement with An Taisce that beaches at Dooega and on Clare Island which get relatively little use will have lifeguard cover at the weekends only. Martin Keating, acting director of services for Mayo County Council, was giving a report on the Blue Flags awarded to beaches in Mayo. He told the meeting that in order to keep a Blue Flag a beach must have an adequate number of life guards on duty, but with some beaches having very low usage there was a difficulty in life-guarding them. Therefore the council came to an agreement with An Taisce for this summer season to have lifeguards on duty at Dooega and Clare Island at weekends only, but both beaches would be monitored and re-assessed at the year end with the other beaches.

Mayo schools participating in National Walk to School Week

Mayo schools joined thousands of students across Ireland this week who are putting plans in motion to take part in An Taisce Green-Schools’ National Walk to School Week 2012, which takes place from May 21 to 25.

Further criticism for An Taisce report

The controversial An Taisce report which ranked Mayo as one of the worst local authorities when it came to planning decisions has been further criticised this week, with the County and City Managers’ Association (CCMA) calling on An Taisce to recall the report in its entirety.

An Taisce ‘F grade’ planning report is ‘flawed’ according to Mayo County Council

Mayo County Council has hit back at a report launched by An Taisce this week, which ranked Mayo as the fifth worst local authority in regard to planning decisions. Mayo County Council have also called for An Taisce’s position to be reviewed following the report’s publication, stating that “The report is a further indication of the urgent need to have the privileged position which An Taisce has enjoyed in the planning system reviewed as a matter of urgency.”

Galway County Council gets ‘F’ grade for bad planning

The Galway County Council has been found to be one of the worst local authorities in the country for making bad planning decisions which have resulted in negative socio-economic and environmental concerns.

 

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