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Further water restrictions for Galway as heatwave puts more pressure on supply

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – We’re being urged to conserve water as the heatwave continues to put pressure on supply across Galway.
Night time restrictions will be implemented on Inis Mór from 10p.m to 7a.m from next Monday July 2nd as water usage on the island has increased by 40 per cent in the past week.
Water restrictions will continue from 11p.m to 7a.m on Inis Oírr and for Ballyconneely Water Treatment Plant.
Demand in Tír an Fhia/Leitir Mór has also increased significantly and some areas are experiencing outages.
Irish Water is warning about the potential for night time water restrictions in the Clarinbridge/South Galway area if people don’t conserve water.
Water restrictions in the Gortunumera area between Killimor and Portumna will be required tonight (Fri) from 10p.m to 8.am.
Due to very high demand in areas supplied by Tonabrucky reservoir, Irish Water is restricting water between 11p.m to 7a.m.
Areas which may see reduced flow as a result are Barna, Moycullen, Knocknacarra, Kingston, Taylor’s Hill and Rahoon.
Water users across Galway are being warned to conserve water during this drought weather to ensure a supply is available during the day.
Kate Gannon from Irish Water says there’s information on the website on how to conserve water.

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Refusal of Clifden housing development appealed to An Bord Pleanala

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The refusal of a housing development in Clifden has been appealed to An Bord Pleanala.

The project, led by TML Properties, would see 27 homes constructed at St. Anne’s Road on the north side of the town.

County planners turned down the proposals in October, citing concerns over the potential impact on the local habitat.

That decisions been appealed to An Bord Pleanala, with a decision due in March.

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TD Mairéad Farrell calls for an election in place of planned Taoiseach handover

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local TD Mairéad Farrell is calling for an election, instead of the planned handover between Michael Martin and Leo Varadkar.

On December 17th, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar will return to the Taoiseach position, taking over from Micheal Martin, as part of the planned cabinet reshuffle.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell says she thinks voters need to have their say:

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Enquiries ongoing following road collision in Claregalway last night

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí attended to a road traffic collision in Claregalway last night at around 10.15pm.

A car collided with a wall on the Tuam Road.

The driver received non-serious injuries and was attended to by ambulance.

Enquiries are ongoing.

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