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  • 3 hours ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Bungowannah artist Lizabeth Souness had one of her works selected for judging in New South Wales Parliament’s Plein Air Painting Prize this week. Lizabeth travelled to Sydney for the Awards ceremony on Wednesday evening. The selected paintings are all on display in the Fountain Court. I caught up with Lizabeth at the Awards and here we are with her painting, Splitter’s Creek -- Downhill Run II. All the best, Lizabeth! AlburyCity Greater Hume Council
    Bungowannah artist Lizabeth Souness had one of her works selected for
  • 1 day ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    MOBILE OR INTERNET BLACK SPOT? The NSW Government has been compiling a comprehensive database of regional blackspots (mobile phone and internet), as identified by the people who live in regional areas. Do you want to help draw attention to connectivity problems where you live or work? Please go to this link and fill in the online questionnaire. It all adds to the intelligence. Go to: https://www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/regional-nsw/regional-growth-fund/connecting-country-communities/
    MOBILE OR INTERNET BLACK SPOT?The NSW Government has been compiling
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    I know of an internet black spot. It’s called the NBN. Biggest black spot ever
  • 2 days ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    This short video shows how we are supporting tourism and activities along the Murray River, helping people to get closer to the water in a sustainable way. The NSW Government is working with three councils on this plan and providing $11 million to help it happen. Check this out. Adam Marshall MP Tourism NSW
    Tourism and the Murray River Experience
  • 2 days ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    At Albury Meals on Wheels for its 55th AGM, held at North ALBURY Sports Club. Marie St. George (next to me in PIC) was there at the beginning 55 years ago and was roster co-ordinator for many years. Also in the photo is outgoing President Helen Martin with newly elected President Shane Griffin. A wonderful record of service! Good to be with you again. Meals on Wheels NSW North Albury Sports Club AlburyCity
    At Albury Meals on Wheels for its 55th AGM, held at North ALBURY Sport
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    Congratulations to you all. A rewarding job
  • 2 days ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    End of the year is fast approaching -- hope it's looking good for you. Or, if you're feeling weighed down by 2018, maybe it's time (in the immortal words of Taylor Swift) to shake it off ... with attitude? (Director, cameraman and part-owner of celebrity chicken: D. Aplin)
    THE DUSTY HEN
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    I feel better already!🤗
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    Taylor Swift eat your heart out!!! What a “shake it off!” 🤗😋
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    Angela Thomas
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    That's fantastic!
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    That's the best shake off I've seen.... It's going to go viral.
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    Greg, your talents are truely wasted .. 🤣
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    That is awesome footage!!! She had a great dust bath :D
  • 5 days ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Out at Yarrawonga Manufactured Housing in Mulwala to celebrate the opening of its new, expanded office and factory. The business is expanding, working towards a doubling of its workforce, with orders well into 2019. Congratulations to the Tresize family and all the staff! YMH Mulwala, New South Wales Mulwala Water Ski Club Federation Council
    Out at Yarrawonga Manufactured Housing in Mulwala to celebrate the ope
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    Congratulations
  • 6 days ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Yesterday I was at Albury’s Aloysius Park for the presentation of the Bert Evans Scholarship 2018 certificate to Declan Campion. Congratulations to Declan – here with his employer Joel Hartley, and Gary Whittaker from Training Services NSW. Great work! A proud day for you and your families. The Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships were launched in 2014 to assist apprentices with aptitude for vocational education and training, but who need additional financial support to help them through their training years. TAFE NSW Albury Tafe #BertEvansScholarship Adam Marshall MP Joel Hartley Tiling
    Yesterday I was at Albury’s Aloysius Park  for the presentation of t
    5 days ago Joel Hartley Tiling
    Thanks greg. Was extra special to have you there!
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Next instalment of my video newsletter: what the NSW Government is building in health for Albury. Health is a major issue for all who live in regional areas. In recent years I've been pushing for solutions to concerns such as overcrowding in the Emergency Department, the hydrotherapy pool breakdown, finding funding for the Carer Accommodation Centre and so on. Lots of progress. This video will only take a minute of your time, but it's important we all know what is happening -- even if it is still in the planning phase. Other great results -- such as the new ambulance station -- are up and running. But health infrastructure is, of necessity, time consuming to plan and to fit within a running hospital! NSW Health
    SPENDING ON HEALTH IN ALBURY
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    OVER $1.5M FOR GREATER HUME SHIRE FOR SPORT AND REC After Corowa, I headed to Jindera Pool to announce over $1.5m in funding to breathe new life into community and local sporting facilities across the Greater Hume Shire through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Greater Hume Shire Council secured NSW Government funding for 10 projects, which include upgrades to sporting and community facilities and to build brand new facilities across the Shire. A total of $1,596,000 will be spent on projects in Greater Hume Shire covering sporting, recreational and community facilities: • $60,000 for the Culcairn Swimming Pool, • $178,645 for the Jindera and Gerogery West Tennis Clubs, • $209,200 for the Walla Walla Sportsground, • $100,000 for the Jindera and District Swimming Pool, • $148,054 for the Walbundrie Recreation Ground, • $50,000 for the Culcairn Town Tennis Club, • $307,527 for the Brocklesby Recreation Reserve, • $55,000 for the Jindera Country Golf Club, • $60,770 for the Bungowannah Tennis Club Fence and Water Supply, and • $426,804 for upgrades to Greater Hume Council Halls PIC: with Peter Knight, Chair of Jindera swimming pool committee, and Mayor Heather Wilton at the announcement today Greater Hume Council Jindera, New South Wales Culcairn, New South Wales Bungowannah Walla-Walla, New South Wales, Australia Brocklesby, New South Wales
    OVER $1.5M FOR GREATER HUME SHIRE  FOR SPORT AND RECAfter Corowa, I h
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

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    Greg Aplin shared WIN News Albury's post.
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  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

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    OVER $3.6M FOR FEDERATION COUNCIL SPORTS AND RECREATION Today I was pleased to go to Corowa to announce over $3.6m in funding to breathe new life into community and local sporting facilities across the Federation Council through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Federation Council secured NSW Government funding for 16 projects, which include upgrades to sporting and community facilities and to build brand new facilities across the council area. A total of $3,608,776 will be spent on projects in the Federation Council area covering sport, recreational and community facilities: • $224,690 for upgrades to the John Foord Oval Sporting Facilities, • $91,817 for upgrades to the Colombo Creek Ski Club Toilet Block, • $449,820 for upgrades to the Oaklands Recreational Reserve Change Room and Toilet Block, • $104,853 for the resurfacing of Urana Tennis Courts, • $80,954 for the Lonsdale Recreation Reserve Playground, • $85,532 for the Rejuvenation of Corowa High School Oval for community use, • $68,970 for the Rand Sports Ground improvements, • $272,965 for the lighting upgrade for Rennie Recreational Reserve, • $180,000 for the refurbishment of clubrooms at Howlong Tennis Club, • $280,393 for the reconstruction of the netball and tennis court at Coreen Recreation Reserve, • $180,000 for a pedestrian bridge at Urana Aquatic Centre, • $199,353 for the Ball Park Multisport Pavilion, • $95,898 for the refurbishment of the Corowa Rowing Club, • $750,000 for the Corowa Swimming Pool Splash Park, • $300,000 for the upgrade of Max Kirwan Water Ski Club to world class standard, and • $243,531 towards the Urana Aquatic Leisure Centre building. PIC: with Cr Paul Miegel and from Corowa Cricket Club, Paul Lavis Federation Council Corowa Cricket Club Mulwala Water Ski Club Howlong Golf Resort Howlong, New South Wales Urana, New South Wales
    OVER $3.6M FOR FEDERATION COUNCIL SPORTS AND RECREATIONToday I was pl
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    Here it is Rikki Robb
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    Nothing in this is about putting funds into the handicap toilets at the corowa cougars footy club ??
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    Glenn Bruce
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    Awesome well done 👍
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  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Last night I was at Jerilderie for the presentation of the Sir John Monash Education Bursary to Zac Barlow of Jerilderie. This was part of the Sir John Monash dinner and lecture held each year. Guest speaker was the Hon David Elliott, NSW Minister for Counter Terrorism, Corrections and Veterans Affairs. A great talk – and a worthy recipient of the bursary. Congratulations Zac! PIC (L to R) Austin Evans MP for Murray, Zac, David Elliott and me on the end. Jerilderie, New South Wales General Sir John Monash Foundation Murrumbidgee Council Austin Evans MP #SirJohnMonash
    Last night I was at Jerilderie for the presentation of the Sir John Mo
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    More from Jindera anniversary parade. Plenty of classic Jindera-esque food, drink and hospitality. Greater Hume Council Jindera Pioneer Museum Jindera, New South Wales Adam Marshall MP
    More from Jindera anniversary parade. Plenty of classic Jindera-esque
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    At Jindera to help celebrate the town's 150th anniversary. What a parade! A lot of people came to town, from far and wide. And so many wonderful events organised for the festivities - congratulations to all of Jindera. Greater Hume Council Jindera Pioneer Museum Jindera, New South Wales Adam Marshall MP
    At Jindera to help celebrate the town's 150th anniversary. What a para
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

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    NSW money for Lavington Oval
    Prime7 News Border
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Had a great day in Albury on Wednesday with Sports Minister Stuart Ayres, making announcements of funding for Lavington Oval and the Seniors Golf Tournament. Check out this quick video from Thurgoona.
    SPORTS MINISTER IN ALBURY FOR FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    GREATER ACCESS TO DROUGHT SUPPORT The NSW Government has today announced it is making it easier for farmers and their families to access the Drought Transport Subsidies and the Drought Assistance Fund by relaxing the gross off-farm asset test. The current criteria is being lifted from $1 million off-farm assets to $5 million, which means more farmers will now be eligible to access drought assistance. This change acknowledges the efforts of farmers who have diversified their assets, but understandably still need help during these tough times. Criteria for ‘new entrants’ have also been created within the Government’s drought assistance guidelines to support farmers who are new the industry. New entrants, including many young farmers, will now have greater access to Government assistance which will be particularly beneficial as they establish their businesses. Farmers can now visit their Local Land Services office (see map) for assistance with preparing and submitting their applications for drought support. In addition, the Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) is now open until 10 pm weeknights, allowing farmers who have been out in the paddocks all day a greater opportunity to seek support. #droughtsupportnsw Local Land Services NSW
    GREATER ACCESS TO DROUGHT SUPPORTThe NSW Government has today announ
  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres today announced two more NSW Senior Open Golf Tournaments will be held in Albury thanks to NSW Government funding to secure the event. The 54-hole tournament provides a fantastic opportunity for players aged over 50 to compete in a top-level Championship event. “After the success of last year’s event we are thrilled Albury will once again play host to some of the finest senior amateur golfers teeing off right here at the beautiful Thurgoona Country Club,” Mr Ayres said. “With two-time Australian Open Champion Peter Fowler making his debut, this is an event not to be missed this month.” Golfers and spectators alike should plan to enjoy the full three days of excitement with a minimum prize purse of $100,000. Securing this event means more than just seeing our Australian legends like Peter Senior, Craig Parry, Peter O’Malley, and Mike Harwood, all former PGA Tour of Australasia winners at work. PIC with CEO of Golf NSW, Mr Stuart Fraser and NSW Sports Minister (right) Stuart Ayres on the Thurgoona course. Stuart Ayres Golf NSW Thurgoona Country Club Resort #seniorsgolf
    Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres today announced two more NSW Senior Op
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    Can’t wait !
  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres visited Lavington Sports Ground today to announce a massive $3.1 million funding boost to complete the $13 million transformation of the facility. The revamped Lavington Sports Ground precinct will cater to netball, football, cricket, soccer and AFL at all levels, and soon be able to host elite Country Rugby League. The $3.1 million funding will mean new grandstand seating, upgrades to netball facilities, new ticket entry turnstiles, improved disabled access, unisex change rooms and seating for visitors. This upgrade will put Albury firmly on the map as a premier sports hub and mean more people of all ages can get out and get active and enjoy a multitude of sports. Note the technical skills of our sports minister on display at Lavington Oval (pic below) as he joined in some footie with local kids.Talent and style! It was great to have Stuart Ayres with us today for these wonderful announcements. Sport NSW Stuart Ayres
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    Hey Greg, its Aussie Rules football!
  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Crash rates go up during holiday periods, which is why our community should expect to see more police out on the roads. It’s also why double demerits will be in place this long weekend. I urge all motorists to follow the road rules this long weekend – slow down, take a rest and don’t touch your mobile phone. Operation SlowDown, the long weekend road safety enforcement campaign, starts at 12.01am on Friday 28 September 2018 and concludes at 11.59pm on Monday 1 October 2018. Double demerits will be in force throughout the period for speeding, seatbelt, mobile phone and motorcycle helmet offences. NSW Police Force #roadsafety Troy Grant
    Crash rates go up during holiday periods, which is why our community s
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    Revenue is what it's bout. Nothing else.
  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Today at Parliament House, I was with the Premier and the Minister for Veterans Affairs to welcome the Premier’s Anzac Ambassador, Ellen Lavis, of Corowa High School – here with her parents. Ellen is one of six students selected to participate in a ten-day tour of battlefields and historic sites in Europe next month. Congratulations to Ellen and to Corowa High School! Corowa High School Federation Council #Anzac #DepartmentofPremierandCabinet
    Today at Parliament House, I was with the Premier and the Minister for
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    We are very proud of your achievement Ellen. What a trip!
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    Congratulations Ellen
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    Congratulations Ellen
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    Well done Ellen.
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    That is wonderful Ellen - you make us proud
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    Exciting times well done Ellen.
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    Well done Ellen!
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    Congratulations Ellen.
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    Congratulations Ellen.
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    Wow congratulations Ellen.
  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Greg Aplin shared CanAct Community's post.
    CanAct Community
  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Mental Health Month is a reminder that friends, loved ones, work colleagues, or even ourselves, might need help. Mental health issues will affect one in five Australians every year, and those who don’t experience mental health challenges personally will most likely know someone who does. Mental Health Month helps to raise the community’s awareness and understanding of mental health, and events are happening both locally and across NSW.
    Mental Health Month is a reminder that friends, loved ones, work colle
  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Environmental issues can be overwhelming. You can't do everything all at once, I've found, or as quickly as you might like, but here's an idea of what the NSW Government is doing here now -- from upgrading our recycling capacity, to money for cycleways, to Landcare, to establish the state's first Rail Trail, to protecting habitat and supporting the work of the Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre.
    ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORT
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    👏👏👏👏👏👏
  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Send a man to a shed! These are great places to hang about, get things done, share life. Holbrook, Henty, The Rock, Thurgoona, Oaklands, Lockhart, Culcairn ... look 'em up and check 'em out. #men'sshed #mentalhealth
    Send a man to a shed! These are great places to hang about, get things
  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    MONEY FOR FLAGSHIP EVENTS Event organisers across rural and regional NSW holding events between January and June 2019, are encouraged to apply for the NSW Government’s Flagship Event Fund, which opened today. Events can apply for an annual grant of $20,000 or a triennial grant of $27,500 to help market and promote their event to visitors outside of their local area. Applications for Round One of the 2019 Flagship Event Fund close on Monday 8 October 2018. To lodge an application, visit http://www.destinationnsw.com.au/rfep. Round Two applications for events held between July and December 2019 will open in February next year. This region was successful in securing $20,000 for this year’s Write Around The Murray in the last round of funding. So have a go! Adam Marshall MP Tourism NSW Greater Hume Council Snowy Valleys Council AlburyCity Federation Council
    MONEY FOR FLAGSHIP EVENTSEvent organisers across rural and regional N
  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    FREE HEAVY VEHICLE REGO AND FURTHER DISCOUNTS FOR FARMERS Farmers in regional NSW will get more cash back in their pockets with rebates and refunds on heavy vehicle registration after the NSW Government changed the way registration charges are calculated for primary producers. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro made the announcement today and said the changes will come into effect from 1 November 2018. “We don’t want to see anyone pay more than they should for essential costs such as vehicle registration, especially farmers in regional NSW who are doing it tough right now,” Mr Barilaro said. “In a boost for farmers, the NSW Government will provide partial refunds on previous heavy vehicles registration charges going back over three years, saving primary producers an average of $2,094. “Farmers will also receive free registration over the next two years for their heavy vehicles. “Governments don’t always have the answers but when we see a good solution we have a responsibility to act, and that is exactly what we have done here,” he said. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said these changes come at a crucial time for farmers in regional NSW, and compliment the NSW Government’s more than $1 billion in drought support, which includes waiving class one agricultural vehicle registration costs. “In recognition of what they do and what they go through, we have always given our farmers a 55 per cent reduction in their registration expenses, saving them an average of $1259 per heavy vehicle.” Mrs Pavey said. “It had come to my attention that these farmers were eligible for an even greater discount. The response was simple, let’s give the money back. “Further to the refund announced, and as a result of the drought conditions, primary producers will also receive a registration rebate on their heavy vehicles for the next two years. “I recognise that for farmers struggling right now the refunds will be important to give them some cash flow. Many are feeding stock and water is becoming more expensive, with freight costs quickly piling up. “We know what farmers really need is rain, but this initiative goes that little bit further to ease the situation they find themselves in,” she said. The registration rebate will apply to all renewals from 1 July 2018 until 30 June 2020. For producers who register their vehicles between 1 July and 1 November this year, the amount will be refunded. Farmers will still have to pay for Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance, personalised plates and relevant vehicle checks, for the safety of all road users. Affected customers will be contacted by Roads and Maritime Services from 1 November with the refund amounts. Further information is available at: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/primary-producer-hv-rego
    FREE HEAVY VEHICLE REGO AND FURTHER DISCOUNTS FOR FARMERSFarmers in
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    Excuuuuuuuse me....was it not part of the drought package a few months ago? So now you take what you gave to farmers for a drought relief package and then change it, take it and say "oh sorry we jipped you for decades, here have free rego for 2 yrs!", pinch it from the drought package to cover your backsides!!!!!!!!!!!!! How stupid do you think we are?
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  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Have you got your fire plan ready? As the bushfire season officially begins, with more than a third of the state now entering the ‘Bushfire Danger Period’, we all have to get prepared. I’d like to let you know that the NSW Government was has taken delivery of a great resource: Large Air Tanker (LAT) ‘Boomer’. The NSW Government continues to ensure our devoted firefighters have the best support possible so they can continue to do what they do best – help protect our community. ‘Boomer’ can dump more than 11,300 litres of water or fire retardant at a time, and will be used for direct attacks on both bush and grass fires, creating containment lines, and providing urban interface protection. NSW Rural Fire Service #BushFireSurvivalPlan
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    with fire fighting additives supplied by Phos-Chek based in Lavington http://phos-chek.com.au
  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Another instalment of my video newsletter. This time I take you through some of the projects the NSW Government is financially supporting in Holbrook, Henty and Culcairn. It's amazing to be part of this push to get government money out into regional NSW. It will only take a minute of your time to just have a quick look at the work being done! Greater Hume Council Holbrook, New South Wales Henty, New South Wales Culcairn, New South Wales Tourism Australia Tourism NSW
    HOLBROOK, HENTY, CULCAIRN