New study examines exposure of Irish adults to glyphosate

May 22nd, 2018 The Irish adult population is subject to low non-occupational exposure of glyphosate, a novel study from NUI Galway has found. The results of...

Conservation group start petition to ban moss peat in gardening products

May 22nd, 2018 The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) has created an online petition calling for a ban on the use of moss peat in...

Commission takes six states to Europe’s highest court over air quality

May 22nd, 2018 The European Commission is taking six of its member states to court for breaching agreed EU rules in relation to air pollution. The...

Irish Wetlands Types

An Identification Guide and Field Survey Manual on Irish Wetland Types

Greens urge voters to turn out for a Yes vote on Friday

The Green Party have urged voters to turn out and vote Yes in the referendum on Friday. Speaking today Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said that Irish...

EU takes action against Ireland over range of environmental issues

May 18th, 2018 The European Commission is taking action against Ireland for failure to comply with a range of environmental, nuclear and marine obligations under...

National Biodiversity Week to draw attention to Ireland’s rich biodiversity

May 18th, 2018 National Biodiversity Week is set to kick off this weekend to draw attention to Ireland’s diverse species and natural habitats and their...

UK seeks suitable alternatives to wet wipes due to sewer blockages

May 18th, 2018 The UK Government has announced that it aims to find suitable alternatives to wet wipes that can be disposed of easier by...

Frank and Honest to use only compostable coffee cups from September

May 18th, 2018 Frank and Honest will become the first national coffee brand to do away with non-recyclable-single-use cups and use only compostable cups and...

Pigeon House Precinct to be developed for cultural, creative industries and green businesses following...

Following a motion put forward by Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne, the Pigeon House Precinct, owned by Dublin City Council with plans to dispose...

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