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Mayo has topped the poll for the highest number of blue flags awarded to any one county in Ireland this summer.
Three Galway athletes claimed victory at this year’s Gobi Desert ultra marathon. After struggling through soaring desert heat and against 128 competitors from around the world, Diana Hogan Murphy from Athenry took first place in the women’s race, Shirley Potter from Portumna was the second woman across the line, and Shane O’Rourke also from Portumna came fifth overall and first in his age group.
As we live in a city, it is sometimes easy to forget about the wildlife all around us. From forests and marshes, to beaches and lakes, Galway city probably has the greatest number of wildlife habitats of any city in Ireland.
In advance of an EU directive, expected to take effect on January 1, which would see turf cutting banned, Fine Gael Longford/ Westmeath Senator Nicky McFadden has said Minister Gormley must ensure that Ireland retains broad flexibility on how we maintain and use our bog lands.
If the unprecedented heavy rains continue over the weekend, then the flooding and devastation in east Galway will become worse, far worse than it is now, and may lead to a request for the Red Cross to go into Ballinasloe and the surrounding areas.
Councillors must know exactly where the floodplains in Galway city and its surrounding areas are so that homes being built are not at risk from future floods.