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Drop in Westmeath bathing water quality

Two freshwater beaches in Westmeath have dropped in water quality over the past year, with one being granted ‘poor’ status.

‘Musty’ Mullingar water is safe to drink

Westmeath County Council has moved to reassure the people of Mullingar that their water is safe to drink, following public concern about a ‘musty’ taste and odour coming from the local supply.

New business concept to turn unwanted gold into cash, an exciting and clever new concept which helps you turn your unwanted gold jewellery into hard cash, was officially launched last Tuesday by TV3’s Sybil Mulcahy at Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green.

Beat the blues with the perfect pink ...and do your bit for action breast cancer

If you are sick and tired of all the doom and gloom, there’s nothing more refreshing than giving your home a fresh look with a lick of paint. It doesn’t cost much, but the difference it can make to your home is priceless. And now, Crown Paints has come up with a unique way for you to make your home look lovely and do your bit for charity.

Whelan receives assurance about over-supply

Following representations by Cllr Joe Whelan regarding the water supply in the west of Moate, Westmeath County Council has assured him that it is safe and not contaminated.

Householders urged to test for radon

The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland has found three homes in Mayo and Sligo with concentrations of radon gas up to 16 times the acceptable level. Nationally, radon is responsible for up to 200 lung cancer deaths per year. The RPII believes it is very likely that there are more homes in the north-west with similarly high radon levels and urges local people to test for the gas and reduce their risk of lung cancer.

Elevated lead levels in Mullingar drinking water, says council

Residents of the St Bridget’s Terrace and Green Road areas of Mullingar have been warned to exercise caution when using tap water, following the discovery of raised levels of lead in the water supply to their homes.

Why the old ways of caring for your wooden floors are still the best

Go back 100 years and the flooring of choice in homes was wood plank, before the rise of tile and carpet, and certainly long before the 21st century’s current popularity of real wooden flooring. Back then if you wanted to enhance and protect your floors, beeswax was the product you used. However after the end of World War II that all changed — modern synthetic products came onto the world market, with tough, high shine, glossy finishes, and wax became a rarely used product. Yet in these eco friendly and cost conscious times, wax finishes are making a strong come back. We asked Malcolm Cooney of the Ultimate Floor Sanding Company to shed light for us onto this trend.

The Coal Man — delivering free to your door

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Do you find products like coal and timber too heavy to carry? If so contact the Coal Man who delivers free within a 10 mile radius of Castlebar and Westport and surrounding areas. For door to door deliveries straight from their trucks to your fireplace, this is a service you cannot do without during this cold snap. Or he will leave your fuel products in your shed or garage if necessary ensuring you don’t have to do any of the heavy lifting.

Keeping and maintaining a healthy home

“Cleanliness is next to godliness,” John Wesley declared back in the 18th century. That advice must have been taken to heart given the number of traditional tips on the subject. If a traditional remedy will work and it’s less severe on the environment, then we should try a traditional remedy first.


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