Ireland may be famous for its green grass but scientists have discovered a night-growing Irish seaweed could be just as bountiful.
New applicants for seaweed harvesting licences have been told that the Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government cannot license any new seaweed harvesting in an area where there is an existing right to harvest seaweed.
Seaweed can be used as a binding or gelling agent in baking or desserts, but that is not the use I am making of it here.
This week I’m focusing on three EU member states that have been producing wine for millennia but whose wines are relatively rare in Ireland: Slovenia, Greece and Croatia.
Seaweed may yet be a lucrative crop for more than 6,000 landowners in Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Clare, Galway, Mayo, and Donegal who have rights relating to seaweed.
Large quantities of seaweed are marring the popular Ballyheigue blue flag beach in north Kerry.
Tourism and local industry tell Claire O’Sullivan there will be huge damage caused by kelp harvesting in Bantry, but the harvesting company says otherwise.
Up to 50 jobs in lobster and shrimp fishing could be threatened if the industrial harvesting of 1,860 acres of native seaweed forest goes ahead in Bantry Bay, according to fishermen.
Planning Minister Simon Coveney is being urged to reverse a decision to grant a licence to a biotechnology company to mechanically harvest 1,860 acres of native seaweed forest in Bantry Bay.
Trish Dromey looks at Marigot Ltd, a company based in Carrigaline, Co Cork, which exports 95% of its products.
Seaweed, sea algae, call them what you will. Put them in a smoothie, pop them into the bath for silky smooth skin, sprinkle some into a healthy spelt bread, seaweeds are just really good for you.
Valerie O’Connor takes cares of the New Year resolutions in one blitz.
Sharon Ní Chonchúir says seaweed is one of the most nutritious foodstuffs on the planet and we need to protect this important natural resource
OUR grandmother’s liking for carrageen moss was looked upon as a sort of an oddity, says Donal Hickey.
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