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Galway West candidates taking part in climate change debate

Galway West election candidates will be taking part in a climate change focused debate this Friday at Coláiste Éinde in Salthill. The climate change debate...

Young climate protesters pack Eyre Square

Eyre Square was packed with young people taking a day off from school today to join in worldwide climate strikes taking place around the...

Galway City adopts climate change adaptation strategy

Galway City Council has officially adopted a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the period from 2019 to 2024. The strategy to prepare for the effects...

Galway city should strive to become carbon neutral by 2023

Galway city should embrace the target of becoming carbon neutral by 2023 says Fianna Fáil councillor Alan Cheevers. Councillor Cheevers said there are a number...

Call for Galway submissions to OPW’s Draft Climate Change Plan

Public and stakeholder submissions from Galway are being encouraged for a plan which considers the impact of climate change on flooding. The consultation for the...

Pictures: Chilling ‘die-in’ protest in City

Local activists staged a 'die-in' on Saturday near the Spanish Arch where they pretended to be dead to symbolise the destruction of the natural...

Galwegians to pretend they’re dead at Spanish Arch this weekend

Galwegians will fall to the ground and pretend they're dead at a theatrical protest this Saturday at the Spanish Arch. The protest, known as a...

Climate change “possibly the single most important issue facing humanity” says Mary Robinson

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson spoke at length about climate change at a sold out talk at NUIG for Galway International Arts Festival. She...

Could Galway City be underwater in just 15 years?

Parts of Galway City could be underwater in less than two decades due to rising sea levels. That's according to a group of Galway activists...

Climate action plan a “savage attack” on rural Ireland says Fitzmaurice

The government's Climate Action Plan published by the government this week has been described as a "savage attack" on rural Ireland by Galway TD...

Galway hosts 37 countries for agriculture and climate change conference

Over five hundred delegates from 37 countries are gathered in Galway this week for the 7th EUGEO conference to talk about climate change and...

Local council action needed on climate change says McDonagh

Action on climate change is needed at the level of local government said city council candidate John McDonagh, echoing the recommendations of the Climate...

NUIG awarded Green Flag environmental status

NUIG has been awarded that internationally recognised Green Flag accreditation for promoting sustainability and reducing its environmental impact. The Green Flag was awarded to the...

Switch off the lights with Friends of Merlin Woods for Earth Hour Galway

The Friends of Merlin Woods are inviting the people of Galway to join them for the worldwide Earth Hour this weekend. Earth Hour is a...

Hundreds of Galway students protest against climate change inaction

Hundreds of students in Galway left school today to join a protest in Eyre Square against inaction the threat from climate change. They were among...

Big names will talk climate change at Galway Energy Summit

NUI Galway is hosting its second ever Galway Energy Summit next week and big names are expected for the conference on new energy technologies...

Extinction rebellion march will highlight climate crisis

Extinction Rebellion Galway have organised their second big gathering to highlight the catastrophic effects of climate change. The...

Galway team leads efforts to protect Irish agriculture from climate change

A team of experts from NUI Galway is implementing a plan to protect agriculture in Ireland and along the Atlantic from the effects of...

Significant upgrades announced for weather predicting marine buoy network

A significant expansion is in the works for the weather monitoring Marine Data Buoy Network in a year of storms. Galway's Marine Institute manages the...

Galway woman Niamh Banahan is a Climate Hero

Galway woman Niamh Banahan was one of eleven people honoured at the inaugural An Taisce Climate Ambassador awards this week. The Climate Ambassador programme identifies...
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