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Carrowbehy Bog SAC in Co Roscommon is one of Ireland’s wettest and most important raised bogs. Photograph courtesy Ronan Casey/The Living Bog

Visit the Living Bog project in the midlands and you will see, not a dank brown landscape, but a vibrant “tapestry” of colour teeming with life. It’s(...)

The Government’s national development plan envisages a 2030 deadline for the conversion of peat-burning power plants to more sustainable low-carbon technologies. File photograph: Getty

The Government provided €2.4 billion in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry here in 2018, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO). This wa(...)

Bord na Móna is also building a wind farm at Oweninny, Co Galway, in partnership with the ESB

Bord na Móna has begun building a €100 million wind farm at Cloncreen, Co Offaly, that the State company says will be able to supply up to 55,000 home(...)

Restoring boglands would be a marvellous incentive for staycations while at the same time protecting biodiversity, Mr Mulvey believed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is an urgent need to change State aid rules to better support local authorities, businesses and communities in the Midlands moving away from rel(...)

Sphagnum mosses, commonly known as peat mosses, provide essential ecosystem services. These specialised species of bryophytes not only sequester and store carbon in vast quantities but as a collection of hollow cells also store or retain water in large quantities, thus greatly reducing flood risks. Photograph: APB

The flood of well-founded bad news about the climate and biodiversity crises can be overwhelming. So it is invigorating to find islands of ecological (...)

All major sectors will be subject to a cap on carbon pollution. File photograph: Getty

Major change can come wrapped in dull civil service language. The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020 is one such mileston(...)

Differences of opinion in Coalition are surfacing, says Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan,  but are being worked through collectively. ‘It has steadied down.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

The industrial policies pursued by Seán Lemass and TK Whitaker in the late 1950s and early 1960s changed Ireland to its core. Green Party leader and M(...)

Oweninny Wind Farm in Co Mayo, which Bord na Móna is building as a joint venture with the ESB

Bord na Móna is to raise €1.6 billion to fund a series of major climate action projects across its 200,000-acre landholding. The company has appointe(...)

Eva Milka and Eoin Jenkinson of Gaelic Escargot, the snail farm and business they run in County Carlow. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

From hemp and medicinal herbs, a new generation of farmers are exploring new methods and new crops  Eva Milka first came to Ireland from Po(...)

The two windfarm projects represent a €170 million investment by Bord na Móna into its brown to green strategy

Bord na Móna has announced that two of its major windfarm projects have been successful in the first competitive auction under the Government’s new Re(...)

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