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Our duty to stop oil exploration in Irish waters

September 18th, 2017 Last week, one of Ireland’s prominent oil and gas exploration companies, Providence Resources, revealed that their latest oil-drilling exploit in Irish waters hit a snag, or water in fact. In July, Providence began drilling in Porcupine Basin, 220km off the southwest coast, …

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Can we turn the tide on the marine plastic pollution?

June 14th, 2017 Last week, World Oceans Day correctly directed our attention to the 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in the world’s oceans. Active research and public awareness of this issue may well be at its highest ever. This is a good thing. The …