ENVIRONMENT

Brothers of Charity propose ambitious walking trails network for Clarinbridge

The Brothers of Charity have submitted plans to the County Council to create a network of more than 4km of walking trails in Clarinbridge. Planning permission is being sought for works that would involve creating or improving walking trails on the ground of Kilcornan Estate at the east end of Clarinbridge. In total the project […] Galway Daily …


Sperm whales thriving off the west of Ireland GMIT study finds

Sperm whales, one of the largest species of marine mammals in the world, live in abundance in the deep waters off the west coast of Ireland a study by GMIT has found. There are an estimated 380 sperm whales living in waters deeper than 300m off the west of Ireland recently published recently The study, […] Galway Daily …


Galway City tumbles down IBAL list as litter levels rise

Galway City has tumbled dramatically down the list of towns combating litter, and is no longer considered ‘Clean’ to European standards. The latest survey from Irish Businesses Against placed Galway City Centre in 27th place, or ‘Moderately Littered’, a dramatic reversal from the last survey in January, where the City Centre placed 10th as ‘Cleaner […] Galway Daily …


Plans submitted for 62 hectare solar farm outside Tuam

Plans have been submitted to Galway County Council for the construction of a 62 hectare solar farm just outside of Tuam. The planning application, which is currently at the pre-validation stage, seeks a ten year permission for development on the site. The proposed solar farm would be on land in the townlands of Cloontoa, Rinkippeen, […] …