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What are the plans for the landscape of County Westmeath?

The landscape of County Westmeath is timeless, mythical, and unique but what are the plans for its future? From October 14 to 16, experts for America, Canada, and Europe will share examples of landscape management and planning challenges they have faced, many of which are similar to those faced in Ireland.

Bonfires are not for waste disposal — EPA

With Hallowe’en just around the corner, the Environmental Protection Agency is reminding households and businesses in Mayo not to use bonfires or fireplaces to dispose of household or hazardous waste.

Future water charges hang heavy over Kilkenny residents

At this month’s meeting of Kilkenny County Council, members were presented with an assessment of needs in relation to the water services capital programme and it was clear that although urgent works are required funding is posing a problem for the local authority.

NUI Galway calls for businesses to participate in new city project

NUI Galway’s school of geography, in partnership with the Galway City Council, is looking to gather information on green businesses and eco-buildings around Galway city for Galway Green Map, a locally produced chart which identifies, promotes, and links environmental, social, and cultural amenities within a specific area.

Judge dismisses barking dogs

A Killucan couple have been advised to do all they can to prevent their dogs causing a noise nuisance to their neighbour.

EPA urges Westmeath households to watch their waste

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is urging households in Westmeath to stay green this Christmas by recycling their wrapping and packaging, and composting their leftovers.

Save money this Christmas by reducing your waste

The Environmental Protection Agency is urging households in County Mayo to stay green this Christmas and recycle their wrapping and packaging and compost their leftovers. Christmas time produces more waste than any other time of the year, according to the EPA, and this waste can be diverted from landfills if people remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle. On average, every resident in Mayo generated 729kg of municipal waste in 2008.

Water supply levels very low after big freeze

The elected members of Mayo County Council were told that water supply levels were very low around the county following the recent weather. Director of services for water services Paddy Mahon told the annual budget meeting: “Normally we use 59,000 cubic metres of water a day in the county, but yesterday (Sunday, January 10) we used 69,000 cubic metres of water in the county, that’s 16 per cent more than normal and this week we expect it to get worse. The situation in the Castlebar reservoir is critical today (Monday) and rationing will have to be considered over the week”.

Council bylaws restrict some collection services

Wallace Recycling, Westmeath’s family owned waste service company, has been told by Westmeath County Council that it must cease collecting bins weekly.

Farmer unhappy with inconclusive report on unexplained ill-thrift on farm

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Castlecomer farmer Dan Brennan has said that he is very disappointed in the new report published by the Department Of Agriculture which was commissioned to study poor animal performance on his farm in Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny.

 

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