Government’s latest biodiversity action plan lacks ‘aspiration’

October 5th, 2017 The Government’s latest biodiversity action plan released earlier today lacks aspiration, focus and strategy, Ireland’s leading environmental coalition has said. The 2017-2021 National Biodiversity Action Plan was launched by Heritage Minister Heather Humphreys this morning at the National Botanic Gardens and outlines specific actions to protect biodiversity. The Environmental Pillar, however, said […]

Ireland’s first-ever bat bridge constructed over new Galway motorway

October 4th, 2017 Ireland’s first-ever “bat bridge” has been constructed over Galway’s new motorway in a bid to conserve an internationally important colony of Lesser Horseshoe Bats. The M17 stretches 53km between Gort and Tuam and forms part of the Government’s Atlantic Corridor project. The €550 million motorway has been completed six months in advance […]