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Water supply under serious risk as conservation order comes into force

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As a National Water Conservation Order came into effect this morning, water supplies in a number of areas in Mayo have been highlighted as being under serious risk, according to Irish Water.

2020 still in good place, but having to hold special council meetings sends out wrong message, says Flannery

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called for Galway City Council this week to hear updates on the progress of the Galway 2020 programme. There had been a considerable amount of innuendo circulating regarding the operations of the company and what appeared to be a lack of progress. As a result the CEO and Chair of the 2020 Organisation came into the council chamber to make a presentation and update us on their progress.

Farmers urged to use best practice when spraying pesticides

Exceedances in pesticides have been detected in drinking water sources in Mayo and as a result Irish Water working in partnership with Mayo County Council and the National Pesticides and Drinking Water Action Group (NPDWAG) is appealing to farmers and other users of pesticides to follow the guidelines when applying these substances to their lands.

Pat Flannery's solo Discovery

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DISCOVERY, THE new exhibition by Galway artist Pat Flannery, fearturing works concentrating on nature, particularly the animal and floral world, opens tomorrow in The Renzo Gallery Café on Eyre Street.

Summer is on the way — beautify your garden with Colourfence

Now that the wind and the storms are easing off, it is time to focus on our gardens.

Council discusses problem of illegal dumping

 

The Greens are coming west to talk farming and agriculture

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan will be among the speakers at an event to debate the future of family farming in the West.

Make the most of your food

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Stop Food Waste programme is encouraging everyone to make the most of their food, and avoid throwing out up to €700 worth of food every year.

Will Galway ever do ‘socially responsible sustainable’ planning?

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If the pre-Christmas fear that we would have a general election achieved nothing else, it did flush a few Dáil hopefuls out into the public domain, resulting in a bit of competitive electioneering, particularly from two of the city's more testosterone loaded FF hopefuls.

Ballina councillors reject changing of zoning for recycling centre

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A proposal to change the zoning to allow a recycling centre be constructed at the Bunree Industrial Estate was unanimously rejected earlier this week by members of the Ballina Municipal District at their monthly meeting. Connacht Enviro Containers had applied for permission to construct a commercial unit for sorting recyclable materials at the Bunree Industrial Estate.

 

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