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Worst towns and areas for plastic waste in Co Galway revealed

A new study has revealed the worst areas in the county for single-use plastic waste, with Bearna topping the list of hotspots with 925...

Two Galway Greenways awarded €315,000 in funding

Galway has been allocated €315,000 in funding for initial work on section of the Connemara and Quiet Man Greenways today. Two separate allocations have been...

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’s Westend launches plant based reusable water bottle

Dong their part for the environment, Galway's Westend have launched a corn starch plant based reusable water bottle to cut down on plastic waste. This...

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...

First ever Galway Wind Park Scholarship launched

The first ever Galway Wind Park scholarship programme has been launched. Funded by the co-owners of Galway Wind Park, SSE Renewables and the Galway Wind...

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...

An Taisce objects to Connemara mining exploration licence

An Taisce has lodged an objection with the government against an exploratory mineral licence being granted to the Canadian mining company MOAG Copper Gold...

Potato blight warning issued for Connacht

Met Eireann has issued a warning for potato blight for Connacht for the next few days. The status yellow environmental warning comes as conditions conducive...

Huge increase in farm plastic recycling welcomed

An increase of almost 90% since last year in the amount of farm plastic packaging being brought for recycling has been welcomed. Minister Ciaran Cannon...

Show off your blooming best in the Galway City Tidy Towns and Garden Competition

Entrants are now open for people who want to show the effort and pride they put into their home for the Galway City Tidy...

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...

Take an otherworldly journey on an enchanted fairy walk in Merlin Woods

Take a dive into into a realm of magic and wonder along an enchanted Fairy Walk in Merlin Woods this month. The Friends of Merlin...

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...

Galwegians asked to try for a Plastic Free Week to combat waste

Galway city is encouraging people to try for a Plastic Free Week this month. The city council is running a Plastic Free Week from February...

Campaigners against ‘Ireland’s biggest environmental threat’ to host city meeting

Campaigners trying to stop what they see as 'Ireland’s biggest and most urgent environmental threat' will be speaking in Galway city this Friday, to...

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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Coronavirus: No further deaths, 274 cases confirmed today

No further deaths related to Covid-19 have been reported by the Department of Health today, but there are 274 new confirmed cases of the...

Fundraiser to help local man beat cancer nears €50,000 in donations

A fundraiser set up for a local man who was diagnosed with bladder cancer earlier this year is closing in on €50,000. In February, Kevin...

Galway awarded over €1 million to refurbish vacant social housing

Galway City and County Councils have been awarded over a million euro between them to refurbish vacant, council owned social housing so it can...

Bomb squad removes viable device in Knocknacarra

A viable explosive device was discovered in the Knocknacarra area of the city last night, and was removed by the Defence Forces bomb squad. At...
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