Galway Bay fm newsroom – Water from Lough Derg in South Galway could be used in a multi-million euro project to supply Dublin.
Irish Water is seeking tenders for a survey specialist to examine the water quality in Lough Derg, from where the water will be sourced.
Lough Derg borders the counties of Galway, Clare and Tipperary.
When the Irish Water project is completed, around 350 million litres a day will come from the River Shannon to serve Dublin drinking water for the next 70 years.
The aim of the specialist survey will be to assess the most appropriate sustainable water abstraction regime.
The contracting authority is Bord Gais Eireann on behalf of Irish Water and there is an urgent need to award the contract.
Expressions of interest must therefore be submitted directly to Bord Gais by this day fortnight, Monday March 3rd at 5p.m
New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU
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.
The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit
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:
Protest at County Hall over lack of engagement on Athlone-Galway Greenway
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: