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Mountbellew bog comes to life with photo exhibition

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The secret life of Ireland's bogs will be revealed in a new exhibition in Mountbellew next month.

Greens call on council to phase out use of glyphosate based herbicides

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The Green Party is calling on the Galway City Council to follow the lead of Dublin City Council, which has recently announced a trial of alternatives to glyphosates, a herbicide over which there are health and environmental concerns.

I’ve Got a Crush on You?

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I love aromatic plants. What’s an aromatic plant? Well, I think of it as a plant you have to do something to in order for it to release its aroma. So you have to crush the leaves or stems or possibly even tread on it, in order to appreciate its unique fragrance. This is in contrast to scented plants, usually with scented flowers – roses, jasmine or sweet peas for instance – that release their scent into the air without any input from humans. But an aromatic plant makes you work that little bit harder – you have to get up close and personal and engage with the plant in order to appreciate the scent it has to offer, unless you’re in a very sunny climate in which case the sun will draw the aromatic oils from the plant.

Let Your Summer Stay Green, at a WEEE Ireland Collection Event in Galway

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Remember: Recycling is More Than Large Appliances, #SmallThingsMatter Too

Mixed results for Galway in first survey of our waterways and beaches

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The first nationwide survey by Irish Business Against Litter of rivers, beaches, and harbours has revealed Salthill to be 'Clean to European Norms', but the River Shannon at Portumna ‘heavily littered’, and Loughrea, Kinvara, and the River Corrib in Galway city, ‘moderately littered’.

Keeping older people and those living alone safe in their homes

PhoneWatch, Ireland’s leading provider of home safety systems has announced it will give €75 off the cost of installing a monitored PhoneWatch alarm system to those 126,000 people qualifying for the new Telephone Support Allowance introduced by the Department of Social Protection.

Fodder problem must be addressed at European level

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The current fodder crisis is a European wide problem that needs to be addressed at European level as well as at national level, Mairead McGuinness MEP for the Midlands and first Vice-President of the European Parliament said today.

Caution urged to local farming community

ESB Networks has issued a public safety warning to the Westmeath farming community about transporting high loads of hay and straw which may come in contact with overhead electricity wires.

River Shannon in Athlone is now ‘moderately littered’ survey reveals

The first nationwide survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) of Ireland’s rivers, beaches and harbours has revealed that the River Shannon in Athlone is ‘moderately littered’.

New homes to launch in Moycullen

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A new residential development is on its way to Moycullen, with construction already under way and the first phase scheduled to be launched in autumn 2018. BRTW Developments is the first company to build a substantial development in Moycullen for a number of years. The company will provide employment during the construction phase and deliver much needed homes to an under supplied market.

 

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