Archive for the Environment Category

The Dodder: A haven of biodiversity

Dermot Carmody As part of the recent Heritage Week 2019, Dublin City Council organised guided walks highlighting Rivers As Havens. NewsFour went along to the walk along the Dodder under the expert guidance of DCC Biodiversity officer Lorraine Bull and […]

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Litter goes home

It took a while but midway through the summer holidays the playground at Sean Moore Park was finally opened. Dublin City Council also quickly added the necessary protective netting behind the goal of the back pitch, in time to have […]

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A Greenway and a pile of rocks

It was a year ago that the Greenway strategy was launched with planned fund of €53 millions to invest over the course of three years from 2019-2021. It’s a great vision to create green, environmental friendly walk and cycling spaces. […]

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Dial Dáil emergency 911

Dial Dáil emergency 911

First there was the cross-terrier Tyson who hopped on the commuter train from Sallins, then last week a family of deer tried to board the DART. Are animals trying to tell us something and tired of waiting for Noah and […]

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Tied to a tree: Councillor McCartan protects D4’s elders

Tied to a tree: Councillor McCartan protects D4's elders

Fine Gael Councillor Pat McCartan has recently been at the forefront of a movement to highlight the threat posed to trees along Route 14 of the proposed BusConnects programme. He has placed ribbons on the trees in danger of being […]

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Local biodiversity: The Pollinator Plan

By Geneva Pattison Some people love them. Some people hate them. Let’s talk about pollinators. Pollinators are insects that roam from flower to flower collecting pollen from each stamen. Our main species of pollinator is the bee, with our country […]

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NASA study on House plants for cleaner air

By Geneva Pattison Maintaining the air quality in your home may seem like an easy task. However, living in built-up city areas, using central heating and the ever-present dust means we don’t always realise it could be better and sometimes […]

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Affordable sustainability

By Geneva Pattison The first few months of every new year can be a challenging time for people, especially when trying to save money. Costs can easily spiral out of control. With high street advertising hijacking the TV and online […]

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