From Wasteland to Parkland. Kildare granted €4.5million to transform a landfill into a park

April 13th 2017 4.5 million euro has been made available to turn a 75 acre landfill site at Kerdiffstown, just outside Naas, into a public park. Kildare...

“When the spade sinks into gravelly ground: My father, digging. I look down” –...

April 13th 2017 Seamus Heaney, along with a plethora of Irish artists have highlighted the Irish landscape as being paramount in creating, analyzing and solidifying the substance...

Solar Farm Legislation ‘Urgently Needed’, Says Cork Senator

13th April 2017 Solar farm legislation is “urgently needed” as councils struggle to deal with an explosion in planning applications, says Cork Senator. Speaking in the...

Fracking Bill may be passed before summer recess, Committee Says

12th April 2017 The Oireachtas environmental Committee is confident that the Bill to ban fracking will be signed into law before the Dáil breaks for...

Illegal Gorse Burning Penalties Ineffective, Say Campaigners

Penalties for the unlawful burning of gorse are ineffective and do nothing to stop perpetrators says campaign group following a series of illegal fires across the country. Fifteen...

Irresponsible to allow fracking in Ireland, says Oireachtas Committee

11th April 2017 The Oireachtas environmental watchdog has warned that it would be irresponsible to give fracking the go-ahead in Ireland and backed calls for...

Irresponsible to allow fracking in Ireland, says Oireachtas Committee

11th April 2017 The Oireachtas environmental watchdog has warned that it would be irresponsible to give fracking the go-ahead in Ireland and backed calls for...

MEPs vote to clampdown on imports of palm oil for biofuel

10th April 2017 MEPs voted to ban the use of palm oil in biofuels to counter the unsustainable use of palm oil production. The resolution...

Gallery: It Takes a Village – Cloughjordan & Feeding Ourselves Festival in Pictures. #People4Soil

April 10th 2017 Ireland’s ecovillage capital and rural utopia, Cloughjordan, played host to Cultivate’s Feeding Ourselves festival over the weekend. The focus of the event...

Rare honeycomb reef off Irish coast needs Legal Protections, says Coastwatch Europe

10th April 2017 A rare honeycomb reef off the Irish coast may come under threat due to a lack of legal protection, according to the...

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