The lowered expectations of this year's tourist season in Galway, via the Irish Times (subs. req'd) --
Galway's annual race festival will be "cryptosporidium-free" within the confines of Ballybrit, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern was assured during a visit to the track yesterday.
The track's new €150,000 water filtration and UV light system proved clear in tests last Friday, according to its manager, John Maloney.
The track needing its own filtration system because the city's water is not safe to drink. But still, it was always going to be Perrier inside the Fianna Fail fundraising tent anyway, so it doesn't matter to them.