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City Council gets €600k to tackle water leaks

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 06-Jun-2011

Funding of €600,000 has been provided to Galway City Council to reduce water loss in the urban area by identifying the exact locations of leaks in the system.

Work on the project, which will cause water outages at locations throughout the city over the next nine months, is to begin in the next fortnight.

The project involves dividing the city network into 80 district metre areas to allow staff at the Terryland Water Works to pin-point the exact locations of leaks in the system.

Work on the water conservation project began last year and the €600,000 in funding announced this week will allow the successful tender, Shareridge Limited, to extend it throughout the city.

“This funding commitment will allow water quantities to be measured at key points around the network,” said Labour TD Derek Nolan, who welcomed the funding.

“The work that will be carried out under the plan will help locate and stop leaks that are costing the Council thousands of euros every year. This is a significant investment and, crucially, it will reduce water bills for hard-pressed businesses.”

The project will allow the City Council to prioritise sections of the network that may need replacement or rehabilitation, while it will also help to identify leaks within premises which could be costing businesses thousands in water charges.

See full story in this week’s Sentinel.

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.

The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.

Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.

Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.

He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.

It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.

The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.

The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.

The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.

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