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Flood works funding increase

Flood works funding has just been announced for a number of Mayo areas. Funding of €45,000 has been allocated for Dookinelly, Achill Island, for the provision of an outlet open to the sea and for roadside drainage. Other grants approved include €31,500 for works at Derryguillinan, Cloghans, and €52,200 for works on Owenwee River, comprising €27,900 for the drainage of the river, the river weir, and for the provision of fencing, and €24,300 for the repair of a culvert, for road strengthening works, and for fencing.

€300,000 sanctioned for Mayo flood relief works

The Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey has allocated €300,000 for flood relief works to Mayo County Council.

Through the glass darkly

One of the most delightful consequences of the great ash plume exploding over Iceland, and the subsequent cancellation of air transport, has been the temporary clearance of the skies. Looking up, during the day and at night, we can experience something unknown to most people since the invention of the airplane – the heavens as they were seen before man began to colonise them.

Midlanders on meteorite hunt

People across the Midlands are on the hunt for a meteorite that fell to the earth somewhere in the country on Wednesday evening this week.

Gormley guidelines will not stop flood plain development, warns Higgins

New planning guidelines from the Environment Minister John Gormley will not prevent councillors from zoning flood plains for development, Labour TD Michael D Higgins has warned.

Gaze at the night sky

To celebrate a celestial spectacle on Friday January 30 from 6pm to 8pm Astronomy Ireland will be setting up powerful telescopes all across Ireland to give close up views of the conjunction of Venus and the crescent Moon.

Planet earth exhibtion at the Museum of country life

Planet Earth: Our Place in Space, a new temporary exhibition based on the geological collections from the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History this week opened in the National Museum Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar . The exhibition will run until the end of February 2009.


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