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To Weed or Not to Weed?

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“A flower is a weed with an advertising budget” says Rory Sutherland in his brilliant book ‘Alchemy: The Surprising Power of Ideas That Don’t Make Sense’. If you think about it, he’s absolutely right. What we call a weed is a plant just like any other, with a job to do – and the leaves, flowers and seeds to do it – but if it decides to grow where we don’t think it should, we call it a weed, and give it its marching orders. And all because it doesn’t have an advertising budget, basically: Its flowers and foliage are not considered suitable garden material, because the ‘budget’ didn’t run to eye-catching size, shape or colour.

Heavin receives support for limiting Glyphosate use

At a recent sitting of the Athlone Moate Municipal District, Green Party Councillor, Louise Heavin, received broad support for her motion to limit the use of glyphosate, the harmful weedkiller commonly known as Roundup by the local authority.

Athlone entrepreneur seeking success at global green event

Athlone entrepreneur, Simon Ruddy, whose company, Diluteze, originated from a self desire to create a suite of environmentally aware products, has been selected to represent Ireland at the Global Climate LaunchPad awards in Edinburgh next weekend.

Safe Pass, fire and chemical handling training at Western Management Centre

Western Management Centre provides training in Safe Pass, fire and chemical handling, plus many other key health and safety courses. Some of these courses are mandatory training courses.

Bill to ban fracking has full support of Government – Moran

Longford-Westmeath Deputy and Government Chief Whip, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, says the Government fully supports legislation introduced to the Dáil last week that aims to ban fracking in the country.


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