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Saddle up for Galway Bike Festival 2015

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Galway Bike Festival will take place from Saturday June 13 to Sunday June 21. The event which is funded by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport was officially launched in Eyre Square by the Mayor of the City of Galway, Cllr. Donal Lyons on Friday.  

Mayo company launches pesticide protection kit for farmers

Westport company, Portwest, has launched a new pesticide handling kit for farmers, which it says is the first of its kind on the market.

Excellent Mayo bathing waters

All 15 of the beaches in Mayo that are monitored by the Environmental Protection Agency have successfully met the new, stricter, European water quality standards.

Big spring clean Athlone campaign kicks off

Athlone Tidy Towns Committee is calling on the local community to help spring clean Athlone in the last week of April.

Love Westmeath? An Taisce’s National Spring Clean challenge needs your help

This is the 17th year of An Taisce’s National Spring Clean, Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative. The campaign is organised by An Taisce and funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and the Wrigley Company. Colour coded bags for recyclable waste are supplied by Repak.

Two Galway rivers show less than good compliance in new water standard survey

Waters in Clarinbridgge and Kilcolgan rivers were one of three in the west that have displayed less than good compliance with water quality standards.

Early 2016 start for Belmullet sewage scheme

Irish Water has advised the Belmullet wastewater and sewage treatment scheme is set to proceed to tender in the coming months with construction on the project expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016.

Has Galway a transportation problem or a planning problem?

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Don’t be blaming the septic tanks, says Harkin

The most recent inspections of septic tanks by the Environmental Protection Agency had revealed that their threat to the country’s drinking water had been substantially exaggerated and paled in significance with the damage being caused by 38 of Ireland’s largest sewage discharge systems that failed to meet treatment standard.

Biodiversity plan to enhance Westmeath’s unique habitats

Councillors have adopted a biodiversity plan to protect and develop the county’s unique plant and animal life up to 2020. The Westmeath Biodiversity Action Plan 2014-2020 identifies the unique natural heritage that exists in the county, and sets out an ambitious framework to protect and enhance the wide range of habitats, plants, and animals in Westmeath.

 

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