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Friends of the Earth urge Taoiseach to support solar

September 1, 2017 One of Ireland’s leading environmental NGOs has called on the Taoiseach to follow through on his pledge to support the establishment of rooftop solar on residential properties across Ireland. According to Friends of the Earth (FoE) Ireland, Leo Varadkar was one of …

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Three key ways to have a greener festival experience

August 31st, 2017 With Electric Picnic upon us, we consider the actions that festival-goers can take to have a greener festival experience. The summer festival season ushers in a time of quality music, good food and a host of fun activities at events around the …

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Marine Institute announces new shellfish safety monitoring website

August 31, 2017 The Marine Institute has launched a new user-friendly safety reporting website to provide the most up-to-date information available on shellfish and finfish production areas. The new website will provide information to regulatory authorities, producers, processors, hospitality industry, public health officials, and the general …

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Local campaign saves historic Fairview Park trees

August 31st, 2017 Historic trees in Fairview Park due to be cut down by Dublin City Council have been saved following pressure from the local community. The Council planned to fell 64 trees along a roadside in Fairview Park in order to construct the new …

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Ireland’s solar industry: From a bang to a whimper

August 30th, 2017 The Solar Energy Future conference in Cork at the start of 2016 was a roaring success. The event brought together over 350 interested parties, encouraged by the recent drop in solar technology costs and the rise in policymakers’ interest in green energy. …