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Climate emergency requires a united front of Galway’s stakeholders

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The recent United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report signed off by 195 governments is a truly terrifying read. It makes clear that Global Warming- characterised by more intense and frequent heatwaves, storms, rainfall, flooding and melting glaciers as well as rising sea levels, is due to human activity. It further stated that no part of the world is safe from its consequences and that these changes are accelerating.

Spiddal Sewerage Scheme expected to stop raw sewage being discharged into Galway Bay

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Work is set to begin on the Spiddal Sewerage Scheme, a €4 million water infrastructure upgrade to stop raw sewage from being discharged into Galway Bay.

Ireland meets ELVs recycling targets for second year

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Behind the scenes for most motorists is good news in the Environmental Protection Agency’s publication of the national results for end-of-life vehicle (ELV) recycling for 2019.

Ireland meets ELVs recycling targets for second year

Behind the scenes for most motorists is good news in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) publication of the national results for End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling for 2019. It showed that once again Ireland has both met and exceeded the 85 per cent reuse and recycling and the 95 per cent reuse and recovery targets for the treatment of ELVs.

News in Brief - Around the county

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A quick catch up on what's been going on around the county 

How to create a healthier home

Do you suffer from unexplained headaches, itchy eyes, a streaming nose, or a lack of energy? Do you find you are unable to shake off this feeling of lethargy? If more sleep, a better diet, a healthier lifestyle, and guidance from your GP does not make things better, perhaps the answer lies closer to home. In fact, it may lie within your four walls.

Eighth detection of pesticides in Newport water supply in two years

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Another exceedance for the pesticide MCPA has been detected in the public drinking water supply in Newport. This is the eighth detection for MCPA and Glyphosate in this catchment in the last two years and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put Newport on its priority list as a result.

Has Ballyloughane beach been needlessly closed for six years, asks O'Flaherty

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Independent Councillor Terry O’Flaherty has demanded answers from The Environmental Protection Agency, after she claimed an analysis of water quality test results showed that Ballyloughane Beach had needlessly suffered six years of swimming bans.

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Four Galway city beaches water quality deemed safe for swimming

Galway city beaches get thumbs up from the EPA

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The quality of the water at all four designated bathing areas in Galway city - Salthill, Silverstrand, Grattan Road, and Ballyloughane - has been given a positive report for the 2021 season.

 

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