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Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today announced a new €500,000 initiative designed to raise awareness of the positive role played by Social Enterprises.
Local Minister of State, Deputy Peter Burke, has announced funding to provide additional financial support to Westmeath County Council ensuring sufficient provision is made for bins, waste collection and portaloos where necessary as well as any further measures required at key locations ahead of an outdoor summer.
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.
Children across Galway city and county will celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg - a national day of creativity for children and young people – with a host of free online events and workshops on Saturday June 12.
Michael Ring TD has said that the return of the Supervalu Tidy Towns Competition will be a huge boost to communities across Mayo, many of whom have kept up the great work throughout the pandemic to keep their neighbourhoods clean, despite the cancellation of the competition due to Covid.
Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary is alerting farmers to the opening of a public consultation on the primary legislation needed to establish a new Office of a National Food Ombudsman or Regulator.
Preparations for Leaving Certificate 2021 are in train, with most students having registered for examinations, accredited grades, or both. There is ongoing engagement with education partners. Students have been informed of changes that have been made to the examination papers in light of the disruption to learning for the Leaving Certificate class of 2021 caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Galway’s arts sector is set to benefit from the Government’s new €25 million support scheme which will provide grant funding to live performance venues and production companies.
Fifteen exceedance for the pesticides MCPA and glyphosate were detected in the public drinking water supplies in Louisburgh and Newport in 2019 and 2020.
Galway City and County gaols were built at the beginning of the 19th century on a large site which took up most of Nuns Island. Construction was conditional on a right of way, the road all around the walls, also being built. James Hardiman, the historian, described it as follows: “The Prison …. Is built in the form of a crescent …. The interior of which is divided into eight wards ….. separated by walls which form so many radii of a circle, and, terminating in the rear of the governor’s house, bringing the whole range within many of his windows, by which means he can, at a single glance, survey the entire.”