National Biodiversity Week to kick off amid worrying species decline

May 16th, 2019 This weekend marks the start of National Biodiversity Week 2019 to celebrate Irish biodiversity and highlight how crucial it is that we...

Kelp cutting at height to allow regrowth may not be ‘technically feasible’

May 16th, 2019 It may not be “technically feasible” to ensure that kelp harvested by mechanical means in Bantry Bay will be cut at a...

No renewable heating upgrades in school retrofit pilot scheme

May 15th, 2019 None of the 17 schools identified for energy efficiency upgrades as part of a Government pilot project are slated to have their...

2017 report warned of risk to users of polluted Haulbowline Island

May 15th, 2019 A public park is set to open on Haulbowline Island despite warnings in a 2017 report that chemical contamination at the island’s...

Kildare Council accused of ‘butchering hedgerows’ during M7 works

May 15th, 2019 A Green Party politician has challenged Kildare County Council over the cutting of hedgerows during the nesting season as part of the...

Mechanical harvesting threat to kelp in Bantry Bay, court hears

May 15th, 2019 Kelp – a keystone marine species – will be put under threat in Bantry Bay by proposed mechanical harvesting of an area...

Fossil fuel boilers in new builds driving up future retrofit numbers

May 15th, 2019 The number of houses requiring energy efficiency retrofits is increasing as the State still allows fossil fuel boilers to be installed in new build...

Biodiversity’s calming effect on our bodies and minds

May 14th, 2019 National Biodiversity Week 2019 is just around the corner and with over 50 free events taking place in the country, this chance to celebrate...

OPW ‘jeopardising’ marine life in Limerick river

May 14th, 2019 A wildlife conservation group has accused the Office of Public Works (OPW) of destroying the banks of the Newport River in Co...

Mechanical kelp harvesting challenged in High Court

May 14th, 2019 A legal challenge to Ireland’s first large-scale mechanical seaweed harvesting project in Bantry Bay commenced in the High Court this afternoon. The...

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