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More than 1,000 local people to benefit from Irish Water’s new €9 million wastewater treatment plant in Belmullet

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Irish Water, Ireland’s national water utility responsible for providing and developing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland, today began construction on a new €9 million wastewater treatment plant in Belmullet, Co Mayo, which will benefit more than 1,000 local people and visitors to the area.

Pesticide information campaign to protect Mayo’s drinking water

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Mayo has just emerged from one of the wettest winters ever recorded and thankfully we have turned a corner and summer is upon us. Many people are taking advantage of improved weather conditions to catch up on some spraying (or weed control activities). Irish Water welcomes the work of the EPA and Teasgasc to ensure that Ireland’s drinking water is protected from pesticide contamination during this period.

Belmullet sewerage scheme to finally get under way next week

Works to develop the long awaited €9 million wastewater treatment plant in Belmullet town will begin next week and is set to take 18 months to complete, Irish Water announced this week.

Boost your brain with omega-3

As exams loom, parents are in overdrive trying to help get their children across the finish line of study preparation. Making the right nutritional choices is not always a priority for students during this stressful time and as a result, convenience foods can start to look a lot more appetising! Omega-3 fatty acids help to build brain cell membranes, promote new brain cell formation, as well as aiding hormone synthesis which is immensely important for adolescents. Some key benefits commonly associated with omega-3 include better memory and general brain health, which is why it is so important to get omega-3 fats from the right foods and supplements.

Kyne welcomes positive water quality result for Clifden

Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South, Seán Kyne has welcomed the positive result for water quality at Clifden in the Environmental Protection Agency latest report.

Investigation under way into group water scheme slurry contamination

The contamination of some of the houses on the Nephin Valley Group Water Scheme (NVGWS) was brought up at Monday's meeting of Mayo County Council. The contamination first arose on Friday February 26. One resident who contacted the Mayo Advertiser said: "Basically on Friday, February 26, my mother noticed some dirty coloured water coming from the kitchen sink tap." She went on to say they contacted those charged with the management of the scheme and the next day "some operatives from NVGWS came to the house and witnessed the very dirty water with a smell of cattle slurry off it coming through our drinking water taps. At this stage the water had contaminated the dishwasher, internal heating system, and washing machines."

Start your year green in Mayo

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is urging everyone in Mayo to ‘Go Green in 2016’ and to make environmental awareness your top New Year’s resolution. Over the festive season households in Mayo are set to produce almost 1,500 tonnes of waste — that is equivalent to 1,500 small family cars. The EPA is appealing to residents to take action and make a New Year’s resolution to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Westmeath students shine at Young Scientist Exhibition


Renault unveils 161 pack offers

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Renault has unveiled its 161 pack offers, which see the Kadjar, Captur, and Clio or any other passenger car across the range coming with five year warranty and five year roadside assistance.

Westmeath one of 13 counties in Ireland with no air monitoring station

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This week the Asthma Society of Ireland is highlighting the significant failings in the monitoring of air quality in Ireland.


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