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Connemara Area Councillor says Clifden waste water improvement plans on track

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Connemara area councillor says plans to improve waste water infrastructure in Clifden are on track, with contracts for a new treatment plant due to be signed in April.

It’s after a report shows Clifden is one of seven areas nationwide where current infrastructure does not comply with a European Union Directive for waste water treatment.

The study by the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that it will be mid-2015 for the required secondary treatment of urban waste water in Clifden to be complete.

The report also highlights 42 urban areas with no treatment or preliminary treatment only.

These include Ahascragh, Carraroe, Kinvara and Spiddal.

Councillor Eileen Mannion says contracts will be signed for Clifden treatment plant next month and work is also progressing on the network in the town

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New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new art exhibition, to represent women who have been victims of domestic abuse, was unveiled today at ATU Wellpark Campus.

The piece was commissioned by COPE Galway, and completed by artist Maura Finnegan.

The arts consists of seven women’s faces and below each one is a QR code which will lead people to an online link to the women’s stories.

Rachel Timoney attended today’s event.

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The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Indian Ambassador has expressed his admiration for Galway during his visit for Asia Business Week.

Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra kicked off the week with a talk at ATU Galway today.

The ambassador complimented what he called a ‘synergy’ between Ireland and India.

He also said it’s important for international engagement across the whole country:

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Protest at County Hall over lack of engagement on Athlone-Galway Greenway

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- A protest has taken place at County Hall over an alleged lack of engagement with local residents on the planned Athlone to Galway Greenway.

A preferred route has emerged which goes from Athlone through Shannonbridge, Meelick, Portumna, Gort, Kinvara and into Galway City.

But local residents and landowners argue there’s been no meaningful engagement and they’re still “in the dark” about many aspects of the development.

At County Hall today, they carried banners with a wide range of slogans, including “No trust means no Greenway”.

These people voiced their concerns about what route may be taken between Kinvara and Kilcolgan:

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