Mother’s plastic-free solution to be showcased at Gifted

An Offaly mum who set up a sustainable business with the environment and her children’s futures in mind will showcase her beeswax food wraps at Gifted – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair in the RDS, from December 4-8. Millbee Studio’s beeswax wraps are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic clingfilm, and will join Ireland’s largest […]

MEPs call for a reduction in pesticides to protect bees and Biodiversity

Further reducing use of pesticides, more funds for research and better monitoring are urgently needed to save the EU’s bees, says the Environment Committee. The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on Tuesday approved a resolution highlighting weaknesses in the EU Pollinator Initiative that render it inadequate to address the main causes of pollinators’ […]

A Boost for Ballyhoura Walks

Ballyhoura Walking Trails received a boost this week as almost 80,000 euro was allocated for upgrades under the 2019 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. The funding was approved as part of a €1.8 million allocation for 109 projects under Measure 1 of the 2019 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme that provides funding for the development and maintenance […]

European Environment Agency’s state of environment report outlines the scale and urgency of environmental challenges facing Europe

The European Environment Agency (EEA) today launched its State of the Environment Report 2020, “European Environment — state and outlook report” (SOER 2020). The EPA welcomes this report, which provides an overview of the state of Europe’s environment.  It highlights that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency and that, while European environment and climate […]

Tipperary Woman, Living in Dublin, Goes on €19,000 Winning Streak for Her Dad

A Tipperary woman, living in Dublin, won €19,000 for her father on the National Lottery TV game show Winning Streak last Saturday (30th November) on RTÉ One. Charlene Roche from Malahide, Co. Dublin and originally from Clonmel in Co. Tipperary played the TV game show in the place of her dad, John Roche and won […]

Grounded – An occasional column by Grace O’Sullivan – mother, environment & peace activist, ecologist, MEP

Grounded – An occasional column by Grace O’Sullivan – mother, environment & peace activist, ecologist, MEP Grace O’Sullivan, a mother of three from Tramore, Co.Waterford, has led a rich and varied life. From the age of 21, she spent 20 years working with Greenpeace and was a crew member of the Rainbow Warrior when it was […]

Green Guru Michael Kelly shares tips on how we can all enjoy a Greener Christmas

Founder of GIY Michael Kelly along with Muireann Ní Chíobháin have a new book out. It is beautifully illustrated by Fatti Burke and aims to teach children how to grow and cook food as well as live more sustainably. They are sharing some of their top tips on how we can all have a more […]

Funding announced for fisheries conservation initiative in Tipperary

Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for inland fisheries, has today announced the recipients of €1 million in funding from Inland Fisheries Ireland. The grants will support fisheries conservation, protection and education initiatives and give the public greater access to fishing sites around the country. In Tipperary, funding of €56,000 was allocated for a project which […]

The European Parliament declares climate emergency

Commission must ensure all proposals are aligned with 1.5 °C target EU should cut emissions by 55% by 2030 to become climate neutral by 2050 Calls to reduce global emissions from shipping and aviation EU should commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the UN Conference, says Parliament.   Ahead of the UN […]

Climate Emergency Declared at European Level – Grace O’Sullivan MEP

Green Party MEP Grace O’Sullivan has today welcomed news that a resolution declaring a Europe-wide climate emergency has been passed in the European Parliament. “This sends an important message internationally. Declaring a climate emergency throughout Europe ahead of the UN Climate Conference COP25, signals that the ecological catastrophe we are in the midst of must […]

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