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Ten activities/events for bike week

Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. Held between the 11th and 19th of June with bike themed events organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups throughout Ireland. From free bike checks, fun cycles, lunchtime city rides, heritage cycles, electric bike races, school cycling events, bike festivals, road races and much more. There’s something for every age and ability. Join the fun at this year’s Bike Week. Where will your bike take you? Here is ten activities/events that coincide with bike week.

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EU deputies fail to reach an agreement on glyphosate

Yesterday, EU deputies failed, for the third time, to reach an agreement on whether or not to renew glyphosate, leaving the future of the product uncertain.
More commonly known as Roundup, the herbicide made by agrichemical group Monsanto needs 55% of the vote to pass, but several countries are opposed to its continuation as it is suspected to affect bees and the health of the population. Only Malta voted against the proposal, 20 countries voted for it and 7 countries abstained.

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Ireland’s SIX cleanest beaches

You are probably wondering where you could go this week end to survive those high temperatures, look no further, here’s a list of the best beaches to go to this weekend! Clean coasts and Blue flag, both programs run by An Taisce, have release the results of their studies, classifying Irish beaches. Clean coast’s aim is to engage communities in the protection of Ireland’s beaches, seas and marine life, through coastal clean-up initiatives and marine litter surveys. And the Blue flag is a European program.

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Five reasons why it’s wrong to abolish the Department of the Environment

A Department of Environment is needed to prevent severe losses to biodiversity, and damage to the natural systems that provide us with clean air and water, and support food production. A strong and well-funded Department dealing with all natural environment issues – natural heritage, wildlife, water, air, waste, forestry, soil and climate change