The amount of household waste collected in the county has dropped according to the environmental protection agency.
A new report published today show that over 58 thousand tonnes of waste was collected in 20-11, that’s down almost 5 thousand tonnes on the previous year.
However the city figures reveal a slight increase in household waste collection.
23 thousand 280 tonnes was collected in 20-11, that’s up almost 500 tonnes on the figure for 20-10.
The figures include black, brown and green bin collection, as well as bring banks and segregated glass collections.
Nationally, the amount of waste being generated by households has fallen by 17 percent in the last 6 years, which the EPA say is largely as a result of the recession and a decline in personal consumption.
Speaking to Galway bay fm news, Inspector at the E.P.A Fiona McCoole says Ireland has come a long way in terms of dealing with waste
Galway Roscommon TD calls for transition fund to tackle rural ‘black spots’ following job losses at Bord na Mona
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway-Roscommon Deputy has told the Dáil that carbon taxes should be used to support a new transition fund – to help tackle rural ‘black spots’ set to be created by potential job losses at Bord na Mona.
Deputy Eugene Murphy told the chamber that despite the fact he was the only TD in the constituency to support the introduction of the Carbon Tax, he does not like it.
However, he said new funding is urgently needed to support rural communities set to be impacted by major projected job losses at Bord na Mona.
It’s as the agency is moving away from traditional peat-based activities to allow for the rehabilitation of bogs in the midlands region.
Fianna Fail Deputy Murphy says while people in rural areas should not be pushed too hard with carbon taxes, ‘black spots’ could develop unless action is taken and a transition fund is established.
Galway Cycling Campaign Objects to Planning Decision At Knocknacarra’s Gateway Retail Park
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A decision by Galway City Council to allow permission and retention for revisions to the Phase 2 development at the Knocknacarra District Centre has been appealed to An Bord Pleanala.
Galway Cycling campaign has lodged an objection to the council’s decision to allow the changes requested.
Targeted Investment Opportunities (ICAV) had applied for permission and retention for the change of use of two units at the centre on the Western Distributor Road from retail to create a gym and creche at the Gateway Retail Park.
The application also sought a number of external alterations including revisions to canopy arrangements over the basement car park ramp, revised location of signage and revisions to plant areas.
Galway Cycling campaign has appealed the granting of permission, citing concerns that current cycle parking and access arrangements on the site are deficient and should be remedied as a condition of planning and retention.
The objection also claims that the provisions for cycling within traffic management on the site are inadequate and highlights concerns regarding safe access for children traveling to the adjacent national school, Gaelscoil Mhic (VIC) Amhlaigh.
The matter has now been referred to An Bord Pleanala with a decision expected in January.
Searches underway for man missing from Clifden area
Searches are underway this morning for a man missing from the Clifden area since earlier this week.
Cathal Whelan, who’s in his 20’s, was last seen on Tuesday evening.
He had been working in the hospitality services in Clifden and had been living in the town.
The missing man is in his twenties and he comes from another part of Ireland.
He was last seen in Clifden on Tuesday evening of this week.
When he was not seen locally since, the Gardaí were informed of the situation on Thursday and inquiries were set in train to try and establish his whereabouts.
Searches were organised in the Clifden area last evening and searches continues this morning again in the hope of finding any clues as to the whereabouts of Cathal Whelan.