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University of Galway leads the pack on environmental research grants

University of Galway has been awarded more than €2.3 million in grants for research projects aimed at climate change and environmental problems. The Environmental Protection...

Galway environmental group says Salmon farming chemicals are hurting shrimp

Two recent studies have suggested that chemicals used to fight pests and diseases in Salmon in offshore farms could be harming shrimp, lobsters, and...

Consumers and Businesses in Galway Urged to Use a Brown Bin

Consumers and businesses in Galway are being urged to use a brown bin, recycle their food waste and reduce their carbon footprint, as National...

E-waste being dumped alarmingly incorrectly in Galway

One in eight people in Galway continues to dump small electrical items in household bins, new research has shown. And this figure almost doubles among...

Volunteers sought for Galway City air pollution study

Hundreds of volunteers from homes and businesses in Galway City are being sought for a study to measure air pollution in the city. The Environmental...

Harnessing Renewable Energy: Why You Should Use A Ground Source Heat Pump

Climate change and the depletion of non-renewable resources have made it more important than ever to find sustainable ways to power our homes. One...

Latest EPA report shows one Galway public water supply deemed “at-risk”

The latest Drinking Water Quality Report from the Environmental Protection Agency shows just one public water supply in Galway deemed at risk. Inishboffin public water...

Do Not Consume notice for Spiddal Water supply now a month old

A Do Not Consume Notice for the water supply of thousands of homes in the Spiddal area remains in place after a month. Irish Water...

Report of untreated sewage discharged into Claddagh Basin

Environmental watchdog An Taisce has said that untreated sewage was discharged into the Claddagh Basin this week. The environmental group claims that the the Storm...

Researchers to investigate risk of infection from private wells

Researchers at NUI Galway are to carry out a large-scale project that aims to protect private well owners from infection from dangerous bacteria. A team...

EPA finds e. coli contamination in eight Galway group water schemes

Eight group water schemes in Galway were found to be contaminated by e. coli in the latest report by the EPA. The Environmental Protection Agency's Drinking...

33 NUI Galway research projects awarded government funding

Thirty-three NUI Galway research projects have been awarded funding by the Irish Research Council. The successful projects were announced by Minister for Further and Higher...

Construction of Spiddal wastewater treatment plant to begin soon

Work is due to begin soon on the Spiddal Sewerage Scheme which will involve the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant for the...

Galway people can stretch out and save €700, says EPA

With the outdoor summer now in full swing, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new campaign to encourage Galway people to reduce...

Over a third of septic tanks in Galway failed inspections in 2020

More than a third of septic tanks in Galway County which were inspected in 2020 failed, an Environmental Protection Agency report says. Of 102 inspections...

Call for govt to invest in water infrastructure in rural towns and villages

Galway East TD Seán Canney has called on the Government to make regional development a reality by investing in water and wastewater infrastructure in...

Swimming ban imposed at Clifden Beach due to poor water quality

A long term Swimming Ban has been imposed at Clifden Beach due to persistent poor water quality results in recent years. The Environmental Protection Agency...

Galway wins top marks in two categories at National Upcycle Challenge

An Mheitheal Rothar and the Galway Fire Brigade were among nine worthy winners in this year’s national Upcycle Challenge 2020. The Fire Brigade saved three...

NUIG studying how young people experience the climate crisis

A research team in Galway is taking part in a multinational study of how young people across Europe are experiencing the climate crisis. Starting this...

Irish Water’s delivery of new treatment plants not working, says Galway TD

Galway East TD Seán Canney has called on the government to fast-track clean water and wastewater treatment services in towns and villages. The Independent TD...

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