Classifieds Advertise Archive Subscriptions Family Announcements Photos Digital Editions/Apps
Connect with us

Breaking News

EPA calls for action on Clifden water discoloration

Published

on

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Environmental Protection Agency has called for action to address concerns regarding water quality issues in Clifden.
Residents in the Tullyvogheen and Cúirt Cregg estates have been calling on Irish Water to intervene for a number of months now.
They argue that the water feed coming from a section of old pipeline on the Galway Road is contaminated.
In a statement to Galway Bay fm news, the EPA says it has requested Irish Water to submit a timetable for the replacement of the mains in question.
An assessment as to whether there is a risk to public health has also been ordered.
Sinn Fein Cllr Tom Healy says the EPA has now contacted Irish Water and the HSE to carry out testing.
He says clean drinking water is a basic human right.

Breaking News

21 million euro paid to nine and a half thousand Galway farmers

Published

on

Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Just over nine and a half thousand Galway farmers are this week receiving 21 million euro in grant aid

The allocation is being made under the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme.

Galway based Senator Sean Kyne says this payment which represents 85% of the total payment due is an important boost to Galway farmers with contractor and other bills falling due

Senator Kyne says a number of payments are still being processed and will be paid later in the year subject to information being submitted or stocking rates achieved.

The Department of Agriculture has also confirmed that arrangements are being finalised to pay out 70% of the basic payment scheme on October 18th.

Areas of Natural Constraint
Continue Reading

Breaking News

New book exploring the history of the Galway to Clifden Railway to be launched today.

Published

on

Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A new book exploring the history of the Galway to Clifden Railway will be launched in Connemara later today.

‘Rails Through Connemara’ is authored by historian Jonathan Beaumont, who has previously written books on the Westport to Achill Railway, as well as about life on Achillbeg

The new book will be launched at the old railway station at Maam Cross at 3 this afternoon.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Irish Water and Galway City Council crews successfully repair major burst watermain in Galway City

Published

on

Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Irish Water and Galway City Council crews have successfully completed repairs to a burst watermain at the NUI Galway Campus.

The repairs were very complex due to the location of the burst on the NUIG Campus and the presence of many services over the watermain which had to be carefully excavated.

The repairs were completed at 6.30 this morning.

The watermain supplies the Clifton Hill and Tonabrucky reservoirs and affected customers in the west of the city including Knocknacarra, Barna, Moycullen and surrounding areas.

These area supplied from the Tonabruckey Reservoir may experience low pressure during the day and into the evening as reservoir levels recover.

In a statement released this morning, Irish Water said they understood the inconvenience when a burst occurs and thanked customers for their patience while work was ongoing to repair the burst and as normal supply is returned to impacted customers.

The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact them on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.

For updates you are asked to see the water supply and services section of their website.

Continue Reading

Local Ads

Local Ads

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement

Trending