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Karen Community Garden (Grow it Yourself, Ballina) has been awarded the Green Flag Award for 2019.
Independent Galway West TD, Noel Grealish, in the March 28 edition of the Galway Advertiser, said the problems with the new proposed Ring Road/Inner Bypass lay less with the Galway City Council or An Bord Pleanála, but are mostly a consequence of the State’s planning laws.
An Taisce's Galway Association has submitted an appeal to An Bord Pleanala against the Galway City Council's decision to grant planning permission for the proposed Bonham Quay development.
The final litter survey of 2015 by Irish Business Against Litter shows Castlebar to be Clean to European Norms, in 23rd spot among the 40 towns surveyed. The town was deemed ‘littered’ back in 2013, when it was last surveyed. There was a slight fall-off in the number of litter-free towns across Ireland, but no towns were deemed ‘litter blackspots’ and only one was ‘seriously littered’. The winning town will be announced at a function at lunchtime today in Buswells Hotel in Dublin.
After a very successful competition last year, Benny the Boot is back for 2015. And all city national schools are asked to get creative about how their pupils travel to and from school. An Taisce Green-Schools in partnership with Galway City Council re-launched the citywide active travel competition this week at Woodquay.
An Taisce, the national trust for Ireland, is going wild in Galway this weekend with a programme of free wildlife events.
Ten beaches in Mayo retained their blue flag status this year, it was announced by An Taisce this week. However, due to the severe storm damage inflicted on the county in the post Christmas storms, two beaches have lost their blue flag. Both Mulranny and Bertra, which are very popular beaches, lost their blue flag status because of the storm damage. The ten beaches in Mayo that retained their blue flags were Dooega, Carrowmore, Clare Island, Ross (Killala), Golden Strand, Mullaghroe, Silverstrand (Dugort), Keel, Elly Bay and Keem.
Galway city and county has retained all of its five Blue Flags for this year as well as being awarded six Green Coast awards, five of which were retained from last year and a new one awarded to Trá gCaorach, Inis Oirr, for the first time.
Despite the recent destruction caused to the coastline in Mayo, there may be some relief for beaches which it was feared would lose their Blue Flag status this year because the damage caused would not be cleared up by the time they were inspected. An Taisce held its annual Blue Flag conference with local authorities this week to discuss the blue flag and green flag programs for this year.
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.