Saturday 17 March 2018

Water fix stalled

HOUSEHOLDERS who have been without water due to a fault in a pump have been warned their supply will not be restored until tomorrow.

The problem is affecting Derrydonnell and group schemes south of Athenry and Craughwell, Co Galway.

Galway County Council is currently working on the problem, but it won't be resolved until today.


ORGANISERS of the Galway International Arts Festival are to travel to Edinburgh to find new ideas for next year's festival. They said they enjoyed a record breaking festival earlier this month, with almost all events selling out.


A SPECIAL night commemorating the late poet Seamus Heaney is among the highlights of the 55th Yeats International Summer School taking place in Sligo.

More than 100 scholars from around the world are attending 104 different events at the school, which runs until August 8 and features a special dedication to the late Nobel Laureate.


HALF of the semi-mature trees that were planted as part of a €16.5m revamp of Seamus Quirke Road in Galway city have died.

Community group Cosain said 26 trees are dead and others are dying and will need to be replaced. A statement said that planting container-grown trees is a "false economy" because they typically fail to thrive.


A MAN suffered suspected spinal cord injuries after falling from a house in Edernish Island in Co Donegal.

The 23-year-old was taken from the island to Burtonport on the mainland by the Arranmore RNLI yesterday before being taken by a Shannon Aer Corps helicopter to Letterkenny General hospital where he was admitted.


A DONEGAL County Councillor has raised eyebrows after insisting that the €15,000 bill to give every county councillor their own computer tablet and printer is "value for money".

Councillor Nicholas Crossan defended the use of taxpayers' money as not being a "huge expense" after it emerged that all 37 councillors are to get a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, along with a printer.

Irish Independent

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