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Public talk on building with mud tonight

Architect Féile Butler will be the guest speaker at a Green Drinks Galway event which takes place at 8pm today (Thursday) at the Cottage Bar in Lower Salthill. Her talk is entitled 'Building with Mud: Reviving an Ancient Tradition in a Modern World'.

Galway-made natural weedkiller offers organic solution to weeds

Irish Organic Weed Killer was developed in 2009 by Galway businessman Oisin Concannon. Conscious of the dangers of chemicals to children and pets, he was looking for a non-toxic weedkiller in his local hardware stores. He discovered that no 100 per cent natural weedkiller existed in the Irish market and set about developing a natural Irish-made alternative to chemical weedkillers.

Composting fun for everyone

Composting is an easy way to reduce the bulk of rubbish in your landfill bin.

Bord na Mona reports €23 million profit

Bord na Móna bucked the trend of loss-making businesses when it announced its annual results this week, showing operating profits of €23 million compared to €23.8 million for 2009. The company, which employs some 2,000 staff nationwide and which closed its peat burning plant in Bellacorick in favour of wind energy development in recent years has now highlighted the development in Belmullet of the biggest onshore windfarm in Ireland as one of the highlights of its ongoing expansion plans.

Council staff threatened at Carrowbrowne compost site

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SIPTU trade union has hit out at the Galway City Council for its perceived failure to provide a safe working environment after an incident at Carrowbrowne compost site on the Headford Road this week where staff were subjected to harassment and threats.

Composting — a natural way to recycle your household waste

Everybody is composting these days. In a society where getting rid of waste can be both a laborious and costly task, it makes ergonomic, environmental, and economical sense.

Gabriel d’Arcy announced as Midlands Chamber ambassador of the year

The Midlands Gateway Chamber announced Gabriel d’Arcy as their Ambassador of the Year 2010. Gabriel d’Arcy is CEO of Bord na Mona for the past two years.

Farmyard manure at Keane’s Garden Centre

Keane’s Garden Centre, Kilcolgan, is continuing to offer great value this growing season with special offers on farmyard manure.

Free composting demonstration in Clarenbridge this weekend

Clarenbridge Lifestyle and Garden Centre will host a composting demonstration this Saturday. The event, organised in association with the Galway County Council and Clarenbridge Tidy Towns committee, follows a previous very successful composting event at the centre.

In the garden

This week I am going to talk about composting of garden and kitchen waste. Now people are starting to think about composting their waste in the garden as the leaves are starting to fall off the trees.


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