Will the Midland’s become Ireland’s Rust Belt? New TG4 documentary ‘Gan Fód’ finds out

Tabú – Gan Fód Wednesday 5th February 9.30pm, TG4 ‘Gan Fód’ is a one-hour documentary for TG4 that tells the story of a changing Ireland and of our unique relationship with the bog. We ask what matters more people and jobs or sustainability and the environment? By 2027 Bord na Móna will cease peat harvesting. […]

Tipperary young people at NYCI Youth Summit on ‘Climate Revolution’

Over 400 young people gather at major event in RDS hosted by Concern Worldwide and the National Youth Council of Ireland Podcasters, farmers and young artists provide fresh inspiration on tackling climate challenge as annual One World Week event passes 20 year mark   Ireland must do better in its attempts to achieve the Sustainable […]

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’ […]

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 […]

Facing up to Climate Change: Where next for Climate Science? – EPA Climate Change Lecture Series

Dame Professor Julia Slingo will present the next EPA Climate Change Lecture as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action.  This will take place on Wednesday 20th November in the Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin. In this public lecture, Dame Julia will discuss what is next for climate science as we […]

Teagasc Annual Report and Accounts for 2018

Excluding the Net Deferred Funding for Pensions, Teagasc income in 2018 was €195 million (2017 income – €187 million). There was an increase of €6.432 million in Grant in Aid compared to 2017. Research income increased by €1.924 million (6.3%), including increases of €1.835 million in externally funded research grants, €481,000 in analysis fees and […]

Forestry licensing and its impact on our climate change targets to be discussed in Dail

Forestry licensing and its impact on our climate change targets will be discussed in the Dáil today under Topical Issues. The issue is being raised with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine by Deputy Jackie Cahill. Topical Issues are scheduled for discussion today from 17.17pm to 18.05pm. It’s one of the Topical Issues, […]

Citizens Dialogue on ‘The Climate is Changing…How will We?’ in Nenagh Library, Thursday 26th September

As you may already know Nenagh library is the Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) for counties Tipperary, Limerick, Cork and Kerry and on Thursday 26th September at 7pm we will be holding a Citizens Dialogue on climate change & sustainability as part of our 2019 Programme of Events. The title of this talk is ‘The […]

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 […]

2018 Annual Transition Statement published by Minister Bruton

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D., yesterday (Tuesday 4th of December) published the 2018 Annual Transition Statement. This Statement provides an overview of climate change mitigation and adaptation policy measures adopted across government to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and to adapt to the effects of climate change. It must be […]

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