With people taking to the polls in just over a week, we continue to highlight and examine the environmental objectives and goals of our nation’s parties. Today’s diary entry focuses on Sinn Fein, who have put an emphasis on flood defences in their manifesto alongside other policies pertaining to renewable energy and energy costs.
Following a leader’s debate in which the environment or climate change received no mention, we must continue to delve into the back pages of manifesto documents to establish what policies are being put forward by the next Dáil hopefuls. Today’s Election Diary examines the content of Fianna Fáil’s manifesto for robust environmental policies.
With 11 days remaining until the general election, the Environmental Pillar, an Irish environmental advocacy coalition, has called for candidates to make a pledge to put environmental considerations at the heart of their policies and decisions if they are elected to government.
In the latest installment of our election diary, we examine the Social Democrats’ manifesto for policies pertaining to environmental protection and climate change.
On the celebration of World Wetlands Day, Tuesday the second of February, the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) launched their ‘Hop To It’ Frog Survey. Frogs typically breed around February, and spawn in March, but this year the IPCC received a number of early records from various counties across the country, most likely due to the mild and wet winter conditions.
When The Proclaimer’s sang about walking 500 miles in the name of love, a level of hyperbole could safely be assumed. But British radio and TV producer and writer, Mary Colwell, has decided to undertake a 500 mile walk for real, with the aim of raising money and awareness to protect native curlew populations.
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February 5th, 2016 The election posters have been up for three days (four in some premature cases) and the public is responding with the usual mixed feelings. Some advocate that they inform constituents of who is running in their area, and cite research suggesting that they increase the public’s familiarity with candidates. Others complain that they are unsightly and that …