Giant Hogweed Drone Survey to be Carried Out in Cappawhite Area

The Local Authority Water Programme in collaboration with Tipperary County Council and the local community are working to develop a plan to control and eventually eradicate the spread of the Giant Hogweed plant in the Cappawhite area.   Giant Hogweed is an invasive plant that is not native to this country, and which causes acute […]

IFA President Says Passing of Nature Restoration Law No Surprise

Francie Gorman has reacted to the passing of the Nature Restoration Law by the EU Council of Environment Ministers this morning. In response to the passing of this, the President of the IFA had this to say:   “It was always likely that the law would pass once the EU elections were over. Farmers will […]

EPA says Irish water quality showing no significant improvement

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that as of the end of 2023, the water quality indicators in Ireland’s rivers, estuaries, lakes and groundwater have shown no overall improvement.   In addition to this, the improvements that have been made in some water bodies are being counteracted by a decline in the quality of others.  […]

Clonmel buzzing for annual ‘Clonmel Show’

This year’s Clonmel Show will be held on July 7th in the Showgrounds Clonmel (E91 EP20).With something for everyone, the show will feature various competitions including ones for poultry, cattle, horses and ponies, sheep, goats and pets. Crafts and Horticulture will also be centre stage with displays in baking, photography and art as well as […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Beginning Birdwatching in Tipperary

Whether you live in a town or in the remote countryside, wildlife is everywhere, more specifically birds are everywhere. Birds can be spotted in the wildest grassland or in the busiest towns, you just have to know what to look for.  For anyone looking to immerse themselves in the hobby of birdwatching, the best place […]

Leave No Trace Ireland launches ‘Love This Place’ campaign 2024

Leave No Trace Ireland have launched their ‘Love This Place’ campaign. The campaign aims to “change behaviours outdoors by raising awareness of our impacts and what we can do to make a difference.” The campaign consists of a “range of messages to help everyone care for, respect and protect our shared outdoor spaces.”  Content Creator […]

Tipperary Farmer shortlisted for Farming for Nature Award

Séan O Farrell, of Cloncannon Biofarm is one of six farmers shortlisted for the inaugural ‘Farming for Nature Awards’. Members of the public, and in particular the farming community, are being asked to vote for their top pick for the 2018 National ‘Farming for Nature’ Award. The prestigious award is part of a wider independent initiative ( […]

LIT Scientist and Thurles native proves existence of pure native Irish Honey Bee, Apis mellifera mellifera – the native black bee previously feared extinct

A Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) scientist has proven beyond any doubt that the pure native Irish Honey Bee – Apis mellifera mellifera is not extinct as previously feared, but still exists on the island of Ireland.   Applied Science Postgraduate Jack Hassett from Thurles has discovered that millions of the pure native species are […]

IWT – Nature loses out again with extension of burning and hedge-cutting season

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is disappointed but not surprised at the announcement that Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has extended the season into which land owners can burn vegetation or cut hedges. Once again we note that the greater good of protecting nature and our landscape will take a […]

The Urban Countryside – Christmas in the Countryside.

by Albert Nolan For kids the days before Christmas seem to get longer and longer while for poor harassed parents there just isn’t enough hours in the day. If the stress of the festive season is getting you down try taking a short walk in your garden or park and discover some of the fascinating […]

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