Groundbreaking EPA report reveals scale of microplastic pollution in Irish freshwaters

June 8th, 2017 A groundbreaking new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report published today reveals for the first time evidence on the sources and scale of...

Towards a Plastic Pollution Revolution in Ireland

June 8th, 2017 Today marks World Ocean Day 2017, a global day of celebration honouring the world’s oceans and an opportunity to appreciate, conserve and...

€616m paid out in potentially environmentally damaging subsidies in 2015, CSO data reveals

June 8th, 2017 Despite a marked increase in environmental subsidies for renewable energy in 2015, over €616m was also dished out for potentially environmentally damaging...

Eleven hospitalised after incident at Poolbeg Incinerator

June 8th, 2017 Eleven workers at the Poolbeg Incinerator in Dublin were taken to hospital late yesterday evening as a result of the uncontrolled discharge...

Plastic bottles found in over 80 per cent of coastal sites surveyed by Coastwatch

June 8th, 2017 Plastic bottles were found in over 80 per cent of all coastal sites surveyed during the latest All-Ireland Coastwatch Survey, a new...

IPCC launch monitoring scheme for endangered Large Heath bog butterfly

June 7, 2017 IPCC is in the process of elaborating a rigorous monitoring methodology for the endangered Large Heath bog butterfly. The Lodge Bog Nature...

Plastic pollution and marine litter the focus of World Oceans Day 2017

June 7th, 2017 A number of events will be held across the world over the coming days to celebrate World Oceans Day 2017, including community...

Photography and wildlife conservation – What use is a photograph?

June 7th, 2017 This year’s Biodiversity Photographer of the Year competition has now ended and we have received a huge amount of high quality photographs....

‘Stupid and short-sighted’ to pull out of Paris Agreement, Bernie Sanders tells Irish audience

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement was “incredibly stupid and short-sighted”, Bernie Sanders told an Irish audience during a...

Celebrate World Environment Day at Bog of Allen Nature Centre

July 5th, 2017 The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) will host a free event at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre tomorrow to guide visitors...

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