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Westmeath female entrepreneurs urged to apply for business initiative

Westmeath female entrepreneurs are encouraging others from the county to join the latest cycle of ACORNS - a highly-successful development initiative to support early-stage female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland.

‘Serious cause for concern’ as farmed salmon found in Connemara river

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Inland Fisheries Ireland, the State agency responsible for the protection and conservation of freshwater fish and habitats, is investigating farmed salmon recovered from the Connemara Fishery.

Female entrepreneurs encouraging others to join the latest cycle of ACORNS

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Galway female entrepreneurs are encouraging others from the county to join the latest cycle of ACORNS - a highly-successful development initiative to support early-stage female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland.

OPW Minister of State makes recent visit to Shannon Callows region

Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW), Deputy Patrick O’Donovan, recently visited the Shannon Callows region, the area between Athlone and Meelick weir which is prone to seasonal flooding.

Galway farmers warned of need to protect farm business data

Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness specialist professional services firm, is reminding Galway farmers to protect their farm data. Almost 80% of farmers surveyed by Ifac for its 2021 Irish Farm Report now use technology in their business every day. While this brings advantages in terms of streamlining processes, saving time and boosting productivity, it also introduces digital and cyber risks that farmers need to understand and manage, with financial losses and the leaking of confidential data being two of the major worries.

Galway anglers take part in Bluefin Tuna scientific ‘catch-tag-release’ fishery

Anglers across Galway are taking part in a unique catch, tag and release programme to help Irish and international scientists learn more about the largest tuna in the world – the Atlantic bluefin tuna.

Eighth detection of pesticides in Newport water supply in two years

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Another exceedance for the pesticide MCPA has been detected in the public drinking water supply in Newport. This is the eighth detection for MCPA and Glyphosate in this catchment in the last two years and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put Newport on its priority list as a result.

Deer posing a danger to motorists near Kiltimagh

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Motorists in Addergoole near Kiltimagh have been dealing with the dangers of deer crossing in front of them recently.

Churchill lost patience, and simply turned off the tap

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Because most people in Brigid Kavanagh’s farming community near Strokestown, Co Roscommon, did not have a radio in September 1939, no one knew that war was declared between Britain and Germany until some time later.

 

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