9 ways to move toward a zero waste lifestyle

September 14th, 2017 To mark the end of zero waste week in Ireland and the start of September we’ve got nine inspired ways to cut down on your consumption even if you’re a zero waste guru or a plastic fiend. 1. Become an on-the-run Zero Waste Wonder September is here and it’s time to get those […]

Photography and wildlife conservation – What use is a photograph?

June 7th, 2017 This year’s Biodiversity Photographer of the Year competition has now ended and we have received a huge amount of high quality photographs. Unfortunately only a few can win the prize, but there are other ways to put your photographs to use. We talk to top wildlife photographer, Kevin Murphy, to see how […]

Donnybrook Buzz Shelter is taking it’s Bees very seriously – All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

May 9th, 2017 Donnybrook TidyTowns are delighted with their latest contribution to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. The project, known as the ‘Buzz Shelter’, was to convert the dull, dreary and derelict looking concrete space of an ESB substation into a much-needed refuge for pollinator bees. [x_image type=”none” float=”none” src=”https://greennews.ie/wp3/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Bee-Bee-Shelters-Donnybrook.jpg” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”] [x_blockquote cite=”Biodiversity Ireland” […]

Grassroots for greenways – the Déise greenway victory

February 7, 2017 Greenways are in! Unspoiled nature has always been Ireland’s unique selling point when it comes to tourism and one of the best ways to enjoy our beautiful landscapes is by walking or cycling along dedicated greenways. A greenway is a trail, sometimes a wildlife corridor, frequently created out of disused railway lines […]

Seabirds of the Wild Atlantic Way in jeopardy cautions new report by Birdwatch Ireland

Image: Sooty Shearwater Seabird Photographer: Anthony McGeehan November 28, 2016 BirdWatch Ireland launched their annual report entitled ‘Life on the Edge : Seabirds and fisheries in Irish waters’ in Buswells Hotel last Friday (November 25). The report explores the interactions between fisheries and seabirds including the knock-on effects of food shortages (e.g. fish) on seabird breeding […]

Tom Roche of Just Forests receives 2016 Volunteer Award in Killarney

Image: All-Ireland winning Kerry minor football manager Peter Keane, guest of honour, Councillor Brendan Cronin, Cathaoirleach, Killarney Municipal District Area, and Eve Kelliher, Editor, Killarney Advertiser, with Tom Roche, volunteer,  at the Killarney Looking Good Awards in The Killarney Plaza Hotel. Photo: Eamonn Keogh 23 November, 2016 Killarney Looking Good / Tidy Towns presented the […]

Six Irish birds AT RISK from more slash and burn

Hedgerows provide a vital refuge to many native wildlife species that face a landscape with little native woodland in comparison to other countries. Existing rules outline how landowners have six months between September and February to manage hedgerows and uplands effectively and there is provision for hedge cutting for safety on our roads. A decision such as this is unjustifiable; it will result in a severe blow to many wildlife species here are six of them.