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Kilkenny to launch countywide plan to save the Bumblebee

July 19th, 2018 Kilkenny is set to take the lead in adopting new measures to protect a declining population of Bumblebees and other pollinators. Kilkenny County Council has agreed to adopt the National Pollinator Plan together with the Kilkenny Plan of Action to support the …

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Wildlife campaigners slam new multi-million tourism plan for national parks

July 19th, 2018 Environmentalists and wildlife campaigners have slammed the Government’s new €257 million masterplans for preserving national parks. Last week, the Minister for Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, TD unveiled her department’s budget allocation for protecting Irish national parks and boosting the country’s …

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15,000 fish killed in suspected chemical poisoning in Tipperary

July 19th, 2018 Almost 15,000 fish are confirmed to have been killed in a suspected chemical poisoning in County Tipperary. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched an investigation into the incident which occurred along a 5km stretch of the Ollatrim River last week. Among the estimated 14,749 fish found dead last …

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UCC to divest from all projects with significant environmental impacts

July 16th, 2018 University College Cork (UCC) has become the first Irish university to announce its divestment from all projects with adverse environmental consequences. Cork’s eco-conscious university confirmed the move by signing the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). PRI, which has 1,900 signatories, …