European Parliament have voted to ban single-use Plastic by 2021! An apparent landslide vote by the Members of the European Parliament was actioned on Wednesday, 24th October to ban the production and distribution of single-use plastics. The voting took place in Strasbourg with 571 votes for the ban and 53 against, with 34 abstentions. These products … Continue reading Goodbye to Single-Use Plastics! MEP’s have voted to ban this use from 2021
The Green Party have launched their 'Waste Reduction Bill 2017' this week. The Bill includes proposals for new measures with the objective of improving the current state of Ireland's recycling status. It is known that this year's Waste Reduction Bill contains two aspects; firstly the introduction of a recycling deposit scheme for plastic bottles, cans … Continue reading Green Party’s ‘Waste Reduction Bill 2017’ may have great incentives for Irish consumers!
Minister Heather Humphreys and the rest of the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs are asking the Irish public to report any sightings of our iconic Curlew. The Curlew is one of the most threatened birds on our island and is rapidly sliding towards local extinction in Ireland. The Department have been … Continue reading Irish Public asked to report sightings of Curlew!
Our summer season is an important time of year for many of Ireland's wildlife. As a wildlife enthusiast I absolutely love gardening for wildlife! It is particularly easy when living in Ireland because of our mild climate and moderate summer seasons! So I have comprised a list of a few ways that people can optimise … Continue reading Great ways to accommodate wildlife in your garden this summer!
This week the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) have submitted an official complaint to the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Donegal County Council regarding evidence of illegal dumping and mechanical turf extraction observed in Glenveagh National Park in County Donegal. This comes after last weekend when a huge quantity of builder's rubble was seen, … Continue reading Glenveagh National Park victim to illegal dumping & turf extraction
This week 'Humans Of Dublin' have joined Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) and have featured rescue pets from DSCPA on the Humans Of Dublin Facebook page dedicated to rescue animals that have been looked after by DSPCA. I have posted all the links below this article and a video the … Continue reading DSCPA & Humans Of Dublin present ‘Rescue Pets of Dublin’
In early March this year, the Limerick City and County Council approved planning permission for the €10 million proposal of Irish Cement's request to burn waste as energy at their plant in Mungret, Co. Limerick. After the news that approval was given for the burning of environmentally-toxic wastes to be burnt as energy for the … Continue reading Irish Cement causes outrage in Limerick City: Councillors now to submit to EPA
It has been suggested that the burning of gorse bushes could be a possible solution to the problems caused by deer to Wicklow farmers, according to the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association’s Rural Development Chairman; Séamus Sherlock. Sherlock has called for the various involved organisations (i.e. Coillte & National Parks and Wildlife Services) to … Continue reading Gorse burning a suggested solution to deer problem in Wicklow
County Councils across Ireland have collaborated with An Taisce in asking the public to get involved with this year's Spring Cleaning session across the county. This year will be the 19th Annual National Spring Clean Campaign in Ireland and An Taisce are encouraging the entire Irish public to get involved this month. Local County Councils have … Continue reading An Taisce & County Councils asking locals to take part in Spring Clean Session!
There has been a new species discovered in Ireland this morning in Co. Cork, south of the island. Scientists from UCC have stated that the animal has been identified as a small mammal species. The species has been described as having the same physical structure of a Pine Marten but having a very distinctive call … Continue reading New Species discovered in Ireland!