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Environment

Kenmare at Risk of Flooding?

by Stephen Johnson A public meeting will be held at the Brook Lane Hotel Kenmare from 2pm – 7:30pm on Wednesday, October 15th, to discuss past flooding in Kenmare and possible damage to Kenmare from flooding in the future. In October 2008, Kenmare suffered its worst flood in living history.  The flood caused tens-of-thousands of euro worth of damage.  The town was completely cut off as the River Finnihy burst

Clean Coasts Ocean Heroes Awards

by Eoghan O’Connell TO Celebrate Ireland Coastal Champions, Clean Coasts have launched their annual Ocean Heroes Awards. The Clean Coasts Ocean Heroes Awards are an annual initiative run by An Taisce which recognise the invaluable contribution that individuals, community groups, businesses and schools make in protecting and conserving Ireland’s spectacular coastline. The prestigious awards forms part of the Clean Coasts programme which encourages the public to care for, and celebrate

All Ireland survey on the state of our coastline 15th September to 15th October 2014

The Cork Branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust are working with Coastwatch Europe to ask for help with surveying the state of the Cork Coastline.  This is an important annual survey to find out what is happening and identify where improvements regarding coastal management can be made. This is the first time that we have hosted this event and we are delighted to work with Coastwatch Europe. We are delighted

Clonakilty works at a “big price” but worth paying

CLONAKILTY Town centre is set for a major revamp with works including flood relief measures costing up to €2 million euro due to commence in the coming weeks. Speaking this week, local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly outlined the nature of the works to be carried out and acknowledged that the developments will come at a “big price” to the businesses and residents of the town who will have to

Public warned of damaging invasive plant species across West Cork

CORK city and county councils along with all other local authorities are being warned that they must take seriously the threat posed by invasive plant species Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonica) before it’s too late. The plant establishes itself along roadsides, railways, riverbanks and hedgerows proving to be a driving hazard by blocking sightlines and damaging road surfaces. It can grow through concrete and tarmac causing dangerous and expensive structural damage

Invasive plant species workshop

INVASIVE species are among the foremost threats to biodiversity in the world, and in Ireland we are not alone in facing the problems of the spread of invasive species. As a response to find out what invasive species there are in Cork. The Cork Branch of the Wildlife Trust is running a project funded by Cork City Council to find out what the level of the problem is.  The project