Fianna Fail motion seeks overhaul of penalty points system for fishermen

May 24th, 2018 The Dail opened debate yesterday on a Fianna Fail motion which seeks to overhaul the current penalty points system for fishermen who...

Number of cyclists in Dublin on the rise despite decreased State investment

May 24th, 2018 The number of cyclists in Dublin is higher than ever despite decreased government investment in cycling infrastructure, new data has shown. The Canal...

Seanad passes motion calling on State to protect half of Ireland’s marine life

May 24th, 2018 The Seanad has passed a motion calling for the Government to protect half of Ireland’s seas and ocean with community-driven Marine Protected...

Ireland’s first Seabin set up in Dun Laoghaire Harbour to tackle marine waste

May 23rd, 2018 Ireland’s first two seabins were installed in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this week in a an attempt to tackle plastic pollution. The operation management...

Humans activity has influenced the loss of 83% of wild mammals, new study...

May 23rd, 2018 Humans have caused the loss of 83 per cent of all wild mammals despite representing only 0.01 per cent of all living...

Minister’s call for pilot bottle return scheme over mandatory system voted down by TDs

May 23rd, 2018 An amendment from the Environment Minister to allow for a pilot deposit return rather than a mandatory national scheme under a Bill...

Minister trying to water down Waste Reduction Bill, says environmental group

May 22nd, 2018 The Minister for the Environment is attempting to water down plans for a national deposit and return scheme (DRS) for bottles, environmental...

Significant number of farmers deemed ineligible for GLAS payment

May 22nd, 2018 The government has started to process balancing payments under an agri-environment scheme to farmers, however, many participants have been deemed ineligible for...

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...

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