Category: ENVIRONMENT

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Galway city centre is the most litter free in Ireland as Ballybane drops off ‘clean’ list

Galway city centre is the most litter free in Ireland as Ballybane drops off ‘clean’ list

Galway City is the cleanest city in Ireland according to the latest survey by Irish Businesses Against Litter which measures trash in towns and cities. Galway City Centre has cont ...
Galway homes awarded over €8 million in energy efficiency grants since 2016

Galway homes awarded over €8 million in energy efficiency grants since 2016

Grant funding of more than €8.3 million has been provided to Galway homeowners for energy-efficiency and insulation measures since 2016, new figures have revealed. This year alone ...
More funding for Irish Water needed to end dumping of raw sewage – Fitzmaurice

More funding for Irish Water needed to end dumping of raw sewage – Fitzmaurice

More funding is needed for Irish Water to tackle the discharge of raw sewage into the environment says Galway-Roscommon TD Michael Fitzmaurice. The EPA's Urban Waste Water Treatme ...
Cheevers suggests return-reward pilot scheme to encourage recycling

Cheevers suggests return-reward pilot scheme to encourage recycling

City councillor Alan Cheevers has said a return-reward scheme for plastic bottles, glass bottles and aluminium cans could help encourage recycling. The Fianna Fáil councillor ...
NUI Galway scoops top prize at national Energy Awards

NUI Galway scoops top prize at national Energy Awards

NUI Galway has won the top prize at the 2019 Energy Awards at a gala event hosted by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The university impressed the judges with ...
UHG taking part in Big Switch Off energy saving weekend

UHG taking part in Big Switch Off energy saving weekend

University Hospital Galway is currently participating in the ‘Big Switch Off’energy saving competition. The aim of the Big Switch Off is to change the approach to energy usage and ...
Aran Islands Co-op Recycling Project wins top national award

Aran Islands Co-op Recycling Project wins top national award

The Aran Islands Co-op Recycling Project (Athchursail Árann) has been awarded the top prize at the 2019 Pakman Awards. It won the Overall Pakman Award for its innovative and excep ...
Galway schools take part in national litter campaign

Galway schools take part in national litter campaign

The Bin It! campaign arrived in the county this week with visits to four Galway school as part of its annual nationwide campaign. The schools - St Pauls Secondary School in Carrow ...
Excessive level of pesticides detected in Connemara water supply

Excessive level of pesticides detected in Connemara water supply

Excessive levels of pesticides have been detected in the Tully-Tullycross Public Water Supply in the latest testing carried out by the EPA. After a year of clean results the Tully ...
Tuam’s extraordinary 340 million year old fossil to be unveiled next week

Tuam’s extraordinary 340 million year old fossil to be unveiled next week

An extraordinary giant fossil in Tuam will be unveiled for the first time at a public exhibition in its hometown on Monday 30 September. This very rare giant fossil dating from ...
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