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Home owners warned of the dangers of carbon monoxide

AS temperatures begin to drop and home heating becomes a necessity, OFTEC, which represents the domestic oil heating and cooking industry in Ireland, is warning of the dangers of carbon monoxide.They warned that many householders are still unaware of the risks of this potentially deadly substance when it comes to oil-burning appliances.“Carbon monoxide is traditionally associated with gas appliances. We are concerned the message isn’t getting through to householders using oil and other fuels. This is a particular worry when you consider there are almost half a million households using oil in this country,” David Blevings, Ireland manager of OFTEC said.“Feedback from our technicians would suggest that householders believe the risks only apply to gas. This is a key reason why this year’s campaign highlights that anyone who uses an appliance that burns any fossil fuel whether it is oil, coal, peat, wood or gas should take appropriate action,” he continued. Mr Blevings advised that all fossil fuel-burning appliances should …

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Karma police

Author Darragh McManus talks moral fables, educated vigilantes and working to the soundtrack of his own screams with Brendan Daly

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Chaotic new career for Michelle

A NORTH Clare woman is turning her passion for fashion into a career.

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Much to do in Year of Faith

Fifty years on from Vatican II, the Catholic Church still has much work to do to fulfil the council’s objective of ­being a church of openness and ­co-responsibility, the Diocese of Limerick stated this week.

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French-Canadian journalists wowed by the Banner

A GROUP of leading travel and lifestyle journalists from Québec enjoyed a fact-finding trip to Clare last week, as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and leading Canadian tour operator Transat Holidays.

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National award for Killula Stud

A good breeding and racing year culminating in winning the Land Rover’s prize, played their part in the well-known Killula Stud at Newmarket-on-Fergus winning one of the major prizes in this year’s FBD National Farmyard Awards.

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Young people to take environmental action

YOUNG people across the county are being urged to take environmental issues into their own hands, by taking part in ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards 2013.

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