Fiona Hayes reports The Save Bantry Bay Kelp Campaign and Save Our Skibbereen (SOS) Campaign groups are celebrating success in the High Court in Dublin this week. On Monday, Justice Deirdre Murphy ruled that the court had no jurisdiction to Judicially Review the Licence granted to BioAtlantis to mechanically harvest […]

As most people have heard, Ireland declared a climate and biodiversity emergency in May 2019. Many people rejoiced, but as Green Party leader Eamon Ryan pointed out “declaring an emergency means absolutely nothing unless there is action to back it up. That means the Government having to do things they […]

$2,000,000,000! That is the latest fine that Monsanto has been ordered to pay to a couple that got cancer after using its weed killer. A jury ruled against Monsanto, now owned by the German company Bayer. marking the third and the largest verdict against the company over Roundup. The jury […]

Irish Bumblebee populations recorded in 2017 are the lowest they’ve been since monitoring began in 2012. The All-Ireland Bumblebee Monitoring Scheme, coordinated by Dr Tomás Murray, Senior Ecologist at the National Biodiversity Data Centre, has revealed marked losses in our native bumblebee species. The bumblebee populations recorded in 2017 were […]

At a packed meeting on Thursday, May 16, 2019, local election candidates met people from Skibbereen and the surrounding area to discuss ‘The Future of Skibbereen’. Fiona Hayes reports. Through the evening it became clear that people are concerned not just about Skibbereen but also about the future of West […]