The common  crane (Grus grus).  Their return is all the more remarkable because the particular midlands bog owned by Bord na Móna where they nested had been almost completely stripped of its original turf. Photograph: iStock

Bord na Móna’s announcement on August 2nd that common cranes (Grus grus) had bred on their land in May is exciting in itself. These large and dramatic(...)

Embryonic Sphagnum-dominated vegetation developing on a Bord na Móna cutaway bog. Sphagnum-rich vegetation like this is a carbon sink for carbon dioxide and has potential to become more effective at absorbing this greenhouse gas from the atmosphere as it develops over time. Photograph courtesy of Bord na Móna.

“We used to be the pimple on the elephant,” says Mark McCorry, lead on the Bord na Móna (BnaM) ecology team. “Now we are the elephant. This is a massi(...)

Turf cutting in Derrygreenagh, Co Offaly. Photograph: Pat Sammon

“This is only a beginning,” Minister for the Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan says of the Government’s decision to invest €108 million in a bog reha(...)