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Details of Ireland’s New NAP on Nitrates

Agreement that has been reached with the EU Commission on the content of Ireland’s 2nd National Action Programme (NAP) under the Nitrates Directive. This new programme will run to the end of 2013. A comprehensive public consultation process on the

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New €3 Million Renewable Energy Project Launched in West of Ireland

The Western Development Commission has launched the RASLRES project, which seeks to promote the production of biomass in the West of Ireland. RASLRES (Regional Approaches to Stimulation Local Renewable Energy Solutions) is a Eur3 million multi-national European bio-energy project funded

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Public Consultation Opens on Future EU Biodiversity Policy

The European Commission has launched a web-based consultation to gather input from a wide range of stakeholders on policy options for the European Union’s post-2010 EU biodiversity strategy. Opinions are sought from citizens, stakeholders, public administrations, business and civil society

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Irish Hares are Falling Foul of Modern Farming Trap

Research from Queen’s University Belfast has revealed the 20th century decline in the Irish hare population is almost certainly associated with changes in farming practices. Indeed, the research suggests hares may join the ranks of other farmland species, such as

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