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Council should be able to hire local solicitors

A Mullingar councillor has hit out at Westmeath County Council for failing to employ local solicitors.

St Louis Kiltimagh students up for People’s Choice Award

Young people in St Louis Community School Kiltimagh were jubilant this week upon hearing that their waste eco-action projects is among the 75 submissions from across the Republic and Northern Ireland shortlisted for ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards Showcase and Ceremony in the Mansion House on May 20. While the group are now preparing for the final and hoping to impress the judges enough to scoop one of the 10 category prizes, they are also seeking the public’s support with their project. Until May 14, these young environmentalists are looking for the public’s vote to help them lay claim to the prestigious ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice Award is one category that is out of the judges’ hands, with the public having all the power! The 75 shortlisted projects range from creating biodiversity trails, delivering environmental workshops in schools and setting up a ‘city farm’ to harvest crops and cut down on food miles. The public can now vote for their favourite project on

Mayo woman is Great Electric Drive ambassador

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Mayo woman Jana McGrath was selected from some 20,000 applicants to become one of 32 new ecar ambassadors who will take part in the Great Electric Drive. This is the second year of the Great Electric Drive, which gives 26 members of the public and six commercial organisations the opportunity to trial an electric car for up to four months each. The ambassadors were selected from more than 20,000 applicants from all over Ireland. The ambassadors were announced at an event held in Dublin this week, which was attended by the Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte.

Coal tax will create fuel black market

A local fuel supplier has warned that increasing carbon taxes is going to lead to a lucrative black market trade in coal.

A Night In November

IT WAS the ultimate grudge match - the Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland, Windsor Park, Belfast, November 17 1993.

The boy who learned ‘slabs of poetry’

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Seamus Heaney was not quite sure whether, as an adult, he ‘invented backwards’ some of his earliest fascination with words, but he didn’t think so. Because he could still picture the small boy absorbed by the old wireless in his farmhouse home, between Castledawson and Toomebridge, in Northern Ireland.* He would touch and pronounce some of the names on its dial, such as Hilversum, Stuttgart and Leipzig.

Special Vichy treatment to celebrate excellence award

Matt O Flaherty Chemist’s Vichy advisor, Inga Paskaukiene, has been awarded the prestigous Vichy Award of Excellence.

Stories, songs, craic, and Cúirt

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WILD STORIES, outrageous incidents, music, and irreverent shenanigans will take place in the Róisín Dubh this Sunday, to bring the Cúirt festival to a high spirited close.

A true example of bringing Irish ingredients to the fore

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Priorities have changed in the last 10 years. Once, we wanted the most original Italian pasta, the richest Swiss chocolate, and smelliest French cheese. Now? Well now we’re much more aware of the impact purchasing imported foods has on our local economy and, perhaps more importantly, we know about all the fantastic local producers who can offer us food that is as good, if not better, than those once-coveted imported smoked meats.

Mark Thomas - a dissenter’s challenge to the status quo

HE IS taking the British police to court over data collection; held a flash mob in Apple’s London store in protest against multi-nationals and tax avoidance; ran a pro-choice rally in Belfast; and is determined to get banned from every Tesco store.


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