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Week-long celebration of biodiversity begins tomorrow

A week-long celebration of biodiversity will begin tomorrow, to mark International Biodiversity Day. Galway County Council's virtual celebration will centre on the theme of ‘Our...

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...

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...

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...

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 has won the top prize at the 2019 Energy Awards at a gala event hosted by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Galway’s young leaders are sweeping the beaches for World Cleanup Day

The bright young people of Galway are coming out in force this weekend on the beaches of Galway city for World Cleanup Day. World Cleanup...
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Coronavirus: 3 Covid-19 deaths, no new Galway cases

Three more deaths of people with Covid-19 have been reported to the Department of Health today, along with 47 more confirmed cases. The death toll...

Traffic in Galway city up almost 50% in May

Traffic on one of the busiest routes in Galway City went up nearly 50 percent in May according to the data from Transport Infrastructure...

Public asked to be ‘Citizen Scientists’ in national hedgehog survey

One of Ireland's favourite animals - the hedgehog - is the subject of a new national survey led by researchers at NUIG and the...

Galway scientists develop new drone to fight COVID-19

A new drone has been developed by scientists at NUIG which can sanitise surfaces in public places to help fight the spread of the...