Grazing donkeys boost endangered butterfly population on Kildare Bog

October 19th, 2017 Grazing donkeys are helping to conserve one of Ireland’s most endangered species of butterfly on a Kildare bog, with populations now at...

Live cattle exported to Turkey suffer ‘prolonged and painful’ deaths

October 19th, 2017 Cattle exported to Turkey under Ireland’s plans to increase live animal exports will suffer “prolonged and painful death” by methods illegal in...

MEPs call for full ban of Glyphosate by the end of 2020

October 19th, 2017 In a landmark move this morning, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee has backed a full ban on glyphosate-based herbicides by December 2020...

Opinion: The Pine Marten deserves every ounce of protection it gets

October 18th, 2017 There’s always someone looking to persecute the poor pine marten. The latest assault on Ireland’s rarest mammal came from Athlone Councillor Tom Farrell...

The Tiny House: A Solution for Ireland’s Housing Crisis?

October 18th, 2017 Is tiny the next big thing? Well, it may be in Kildare after a motion passed at yesterday’s Naas municipal district meeting...

Significant discrepancies between Irish peoples’ overall well-being and Irish GDP levels during the period...

In response to increasing calls for the adoption of an alternative to GDP as a measure of economic progress, Feasta, in collaboration with the...

Motion calling on state support for Tiny House pilot project in Kildare has passed

October 18th, 2017 A motion brought by a Kildare councillor calling on the Government to permit a Tiny House pilot project in Naas passed yesterday...

Over half of crops used for biofuel imported to EU, new report reveals

October 17th, 2017 New analysis reveals that over half of the crops used to produce biodiesel in the EU have been imported and are not...

Three dead and over 200,000 without power in aftermath of Ophelia

October 17th, 2017 Three dead and over 215,000 remain without power as Ireland deals with the aftermath of ex-hurricane Ophelia which hit the island yesterday. The families...

Greater frequency of Ophelia-scale storms in future, says Minister Naughten

October 17th, 2017 The Minister for Climate Action has warned that Ireland must brace itself for more storms on the scale of Ophelia as a...

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