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 […]

The word ‘economics’ makes many people’s eyes glaze over. It all sounds so…abstract: Aggregate demand, Keynesianism, negative deflationary spiral, fractionally higher highs, liquidity preferences But what does all that have to do with real life? Everything of course explains Moze Jacobs. It’s the language of industry leaders, investors, finance ministers, […]