A contamination alert on a water scheme which supplies 46,500 consumers in Co Mayo has been lifted.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

A contamination alert on a water scheme which supplies 46,500 consumers in Co Mayo has been lifted. Mayo County Council confirmed on Tuesday that it (...)

Irish Water and Mayo County Council are investigating the cause of cryptosporidium contamination which has affected drinking water supplies for almost 47,000 people across south Co Mayo. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Irish Water and Mayo County Council are investigating the cause of cryptosporidium contamination which has affected drinking water supplies for almost(...)

“Last year, the Queensland minister for transport Scott Emerson announced a two-year trial of a minimum passing distance for motorists who are overtaking cyclists: one metre on roads with speed limits up to 60km/h and 1.5 metres on faster roads,” said Noel Gibbons, who is a road safety officer with Mayo County Council.

A law obliging motorists to give cyclists a minimum amount of space when passing should be considered, a road safety official has suggested.Commenting(...)

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