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Play your part! Ireland’s garden bird survey is live

Fancy a way to distract yourself from the inevitable Christmas politics talk? Take part in Birdwatch Ireland’s garden bird survey! Between December and February each year, Birdwatch asks members of the public to keep note of the highest number of each bird species visiting their …

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How and where I shop zero-waste in Dublin [MAP]

December 13th, 2016 When I first arrived in Ireland a month ago, I was wondering if zero-waste shopping would be possible. I won’t pretend that I’m a 100% zero-waste person – far from it – but I try to pay attention to what I buy …

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Could this pave the way for commercial hunting?

12th December, 2016 US hunters have seemingly paid substantial sums of money for licences to shoot the highly-protected Killarney red deer in Killarney National Park in Co. Kerry. This news comes after a stag was shot on October 7th near the National Park. The shooting …

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Top Ten Tips for a Green Christmas

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Andrew Doyle urged people to buy real Irish Christmas trees this year. Are real trees also better for the environment? The answer might surprise you. Real trees are actually more eco-friendly than artificial trees. The #1 option is …

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OPED: Why the battle against CETA is not over

December 7th, 2016 On 30th October last, the formal approval of CETA – the free trade agreement between European Union and Canada – was finally signed in Brussels. The signature was postponed for a few days after the Walloon region of Belgium initially refused to …