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Dublin joins new pan-European food waste reduction and sustainable eating initiative

March 22, 2017 |

It is estimated that close to one million tonnes of food are thrown out by consumers and businesses in Ireland every year – that’s roughly €700-worth of food per household. And on average, Irish households throw away one … Read More

New campaign urges households to reduce food waste

March 9, 2017 |

On average, Irish households throw away one third of food every week.

A new campaign by the three Regional Waste Management Offices is urging householders to become more active in preventing food waste and managing their … Read More

Five pieces of litter for every step on Northern Ireland beaches

March 8, 2017 |

An average five pieces of marine litter can be found every step you take on Northern Ireland beaches – that’s according to a new report by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

The recently published report by the … Read More

Time to get tougher on litter?

February 27, 2017 |

Littering continues to be a serious problem across Ireland and litter levels are on the rise throughout the country, according to the latest IBAL (Irish Business Against Litter) survey.

The latest IBAL survey results found just … Read More

Cameras to be introduced to monitor green bin waste

February 24, 2017 |

A pilot scheme aimed at detecting people who persistently abuse free waste recycling by putting black bin rubbish, for which there is a charge, into their green bins is to be tested shortly on some 12,000 householders in … Read More

The City of Galway to be launched as European Green Leaf 2017

February 22, 2017 |

The City of Galway will be officially launched as European Green Leaf 2017, an environmental designation awarded by the European Commission in “recognition of the city’s commitment to the environment”.

Galway was awarded the appointment in … Read More

One thing may be holding back Irish solar farms – and it’s not lack of sun

February 21, 2017 |

Planning applications for new solar farms are being lodged every two-and-a-half days but there is a lack of guidance put in place by Government to oversee their development.

Solar farms could be imperative in helping Ireland … Read More

The CLEAN project has started in the North West region of Ireland

February 9, 2017 |

The CLEAN project – Technologies and Open Innovation for Low-Carbon Regions – has officially begun.

The project aims to improve low-carbon policies and increase energy efficiency with nine EU regions coming together to address a common challenge: how to meet … Read More

North Bull Island Volunteer Programme launches

February 6, 2017 |

Would you like to help promote and protect this area of outstanding beauty? Dublin City Council is seeking volunteers to help with management of North Bull Island.

A unique attraction within Dublin City centre, North Bull Island (NBI) … Read More

Proposed amalgamation of Galway City and County Councils still some way from reality

October 26, 2016 |

Following on from last year’s judicial review, which was sought by Cork City Council, after an independent review recommended the amalagamation of both the City and County Councils, Galway is in the heat of a similar battle. In recent years, … Read More

Gum Litter Taskforce campaign sees continued success

July 20, 2016 |

The 2016 Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) gum litter education campaign was launched in Templeogue, Dublin back on the 17th June, and has seen fantastic results.

The campaign has seen success to date, with the National Litter Pollution Monitoring System … Read More


February 24, 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 interim basis, in June 2015 and it has already … Read More


February 24, 2016 |

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Pascal Donohoe TD, announced that €106 million is being earmarked to repair damages done to the transport infrastructure. The amount was agreed with by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD. The money will … Read More

Flood Prevention: Finding the Right Solutions

February 22, 2016 |

Athlone, Cork, Galway, Wexford, Kilkenny, Limerick, Roscommon. The list of flooded regions goes on. Equally as long is the list of storms that have hit Ireland this winter season, in what has been one of the worst years of flooding on record. … Read More

A County Tipperary Eco Village has a Lot to Teach World Leaders

December 11, 2015 |

In Paris this December the UN Climate Change Convention brought world leaders together to find solutions to a more sustainable future. Though great progress was made, with the French foreign minister and president of the COP21 summit, Laurent Fabius, … Read More

Full Profile of Ireland’s Natural Habitat Now Available

December 10, 2015 |

Without questions, Ireland’s greatest resource is its diverse natural environment. It was for this reason that the National Biodiversity Data Centre was established by the Heritage Council in 2007. Now, Ireland has become the fifth county in Europe to … Read More

Dublin City Council & Codema Launch The 5Cube

July 27, 2015 |


Dublin City Council and its energy agency Codema launched the 5Cube at Hanover Quay in Dublin’s Docklands earlier this year. The 5Cube represents how much oil is consumed in Ireland every five minutes  and was selected as the winning … Read More

International Day for Biodiversity: Celebrating Dublin’s Biosphere in a Weekend of Events.

May 21, 2015 |

This Friday (22nd May) is International Biological Diversity Day – an annual UN-sanctioned event which is designed to celebrate the richness and diversity of our shared biosphere.  This year, the celebration is designed to stress how interconnected our … Read More

ORPC Ireland: U.S. Tidal Power Company Establishes Base in Donegal.

May 7, 2015 |

Ocean Renewable Power Co., a Portland, Maine-based tidal power company is to establish its new Irish base in the Business Centre at Letterkenny Institute of Technology in Donegal.  ORPC build and operate hydrokinetic power systems, their TidGen tidal energy device … Read More

Harnessing waste as a resource

April 15, 2015 |

An in depth interview with Féidhlim Harty from FH WETLAND SYSTEMS Ltd. The Council Journal speaks to Mr. Harty regarding his new book as well as how best to use waste as a resource…

Feidhlim, congratulations on the recent publication … Read More