Tackling Climate Change and other major environmental challenges – EPA Research Call to provide €10.2 million for new research

 The EPA is seeking proposals from the research community to help identify solutions to climate change and other emerging and complex environmental problems. With up to €10.2 million available for new research projects, to be awarded in 2019 and 2020, the Research Call is divided into three strands: Climate & Air, Environmental Sustainability, and Water. […]

EPA partners with UCD for ‘The Story of Your Stuff 2019’ competition finale event for second-level students

Environmental scientist and Antarctic researcher Dr Tara Shine to give key-note address The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today announced that it will hold a national finale and prize-giving event for ‘The Story of Your Stuff’ competition at   University College Dublin (UCD)’s O’Brien Centre for Science on 09 April.   The EPA also announced that this year’s […]

Majority of adults value the environment, while climate change is seen as the most pressing environmental issue in Ireland

An overwhelming majority of adults (86%) recognise the value of the environment to the people of Ireland, recent research conducted on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found. The EPA released the findings to coincide with the launch of its The EPA Year in Review 2018 report.  The Red C poll in November 2018 explored […]

Breakfast meeting on waste water treatment and valorisation of by-products 20th March

Tipperary Green Business Network are hosting a breakfast meeting on waste water treatment and valorisation of by-products on Wednesday 20th March in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles. Attendance to the event is free and is open to all businesses across all sectors. This event is supported by Tipperary County Council as part of its […]

Senator Grace O’Sullivan to open climate action event for South East

Creating a Local Sustainable Future – Practical actions for your community National and local networks have come together to host a solution-based approach to creating a sustainable future within both rural and urban communities. Kilkenny is set to hold an interactive cross-county event to explore how local communities can create a sustainable future against the […]

Carbon tax will only work as part of a “Green New Deal” – NGO proposes 12-step programme to quit fossil fuels

Friends of the Earth has called on the Government not to increase the carbon tax as a stand-alone policy, but to include it in a comprehensive “Green New Deal” with Government taking the lead on cutting emissions and making less polluting choices affordable and accessible for people. The call comes as Minister Bruton holds a […]

Multi Award winning Irish Wild Life Documentary, The Silver Branch, at The Source Thurles

MULTI AWARD winning Irish Wild Life Documentary, The Silver Branch, which will be screening in the Source Arts Centre, Thurles Wed 23rd at 8pm   ‘The Silver Branch’ depicts the life and insights of the inimitable philosopher, poet, and fifth-generation farmer, Patrick McCormack, owner of ‘Fr Ted’s House’ in the beautiful, austere Burren. Through Patrick’s […]

Tipperary TidyTowns need your support in the Together for Biodiversity Awards

The Irish Wildlife Trust “Together for Biodiversity Awards” is now open for public voting https://iwt.ie/biodiversity-awards/vote-small-community-group/ . These awards are an opportunity to celebrate the work being carried out by individuals and communities across Ireland to protect our natural environment.      Tipperary TidyTowns entered this competition under the small community project (run on less than €3,000 budget). Six projects across […]

Irish households and businesses need to improve their waste separation

 “That doesn’t belong there!” is the key message from the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report which examined what Irish households and businesses are putting in their bins. The study found that; The increased use of brown bins in the past ten years has resulted in a significant reduction in organic waste (food and garden waste) […]

Water quality in Irish rivers is going in the wrong direction, warns the EPA

The EPA has found that water quality in Irish waters has deteriorated between 2015 and 2017, despite some improvements: 197 river water bodies have improved in quality but 269 water bodies have deteriorated compared with the last full assessment in 2013-2015.  This means a net overall decline of 3% (72 water bodies). The long-term loss […]

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