Peatlands are Ireland’s hidden gems

Peatlands are Ireland’s hidden gems

As I’m continuing my research on peatlands and their restoration, I had an opportunity to have a conversation with Niall O’Brolchain. He is a researcher from NUI, also involved with the policy development of paludiculture in Europe. We have already unpacked the...
Climate Change – Threat or Opportunity?

Climate Change – Threat or Opportunity?

Climate Change – a historical landmark? Climate change is undeniably one of the hottest topics of today. It is widely seen as a major threat to the future of humanity and the planet. However, if we look at it from a different perspective, it can also be a...
Ireland begins ratification of Paris Agreement

Ireland begins ratification of Paris Agreement

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten T.D., has secured Cabinet approval that will start the process for the ratification of the Paris Agreement for Climate Change (UNFCCC).  The Government has today (18 October) agreed to seek the...
ANTI-FRACKING BILL WELCOME, BUT NOT ENOUGH

ANTI-FRACKING BILL WELCOME, BUT NOT ENOUGH

An amendment of the Petroleum and Minerals Act 1960 has been brought to the floor of the Dáil byand publicised as a ban on fracking.  The approach is to redefine Petroleum as “does not include any gas extracted through unconventional gas exploration and extraction...

Irish Climate Change Advisory Council launched

Another talk shop or a body with teeth? 19 January 2016: The order legally establishing the Climate Change Advisory Council was signed by the Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, TD, on the 18th of January.  The important work of the Council commenced, on an...