Nick Hanauer is by his own definition a plutocrat and proud and unapologetic capitalist. In 2019 at TED in Edinburgh he introduced himself as not just one of the “top one per cent” of earners but in the top 0.01 per cent. He has founded, cofounded, or funded over 30 […]

As well as the conservation of wild birds, the West Cork Branch of BirdWatch Ireland promotes biodiversity, which encompasses a wide range of interests. Committee member Damaris Lysaght shares her passion for butterflies. Who can resist that miracle of colour, fragility and beauty that is the butterfly?  Collectively called a […]

Since the 1980s, due to landscape changes, half of our wild bee species has undergone huge decline. One third of our ninety-eight wild bee species are now threatened with extinction in Ireland. Bees (and other pollinators, such as wasps) are declining because we have drastically reduced the areas where they […]

BEAG, Bandon Environmental Action Group, is a relatively new group to Bandon but one that has deep roots in the community. BEAG, which aims to assist in making a positive contribution to its local community on a range of issues that affect the environment, used National Tree Week last month […]

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