A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Tue, 02 Jun, 2020
Sun, 31 May, 2020
Tue, 19 May, 2020
Tue, 12 May, 2020
Mon, 27 Apr, 2020
Wed, 01 Apr, 2020
Wed, 04 Mar, 2020
Groups of large red stags, up to a dozen in one instance, have been spotted on main roads in Killarney town amid a controversial culling programme in the Killarney National Park being conducted at the end of the deer hunting season.
Thu, 27 Feb, 2020
The forecaster says that Storm Ciara "will produce very strong southwest winds with mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h and gusts generally up to 130km/h.
Sun, 09 Feb, 2020
An ongoing cull is resulting in a major reduction in the deer population in one of the country’s most visited natural attractions.
Sun, 26 Jan, 2020
Inshore fishermen in Kerry are calling for an immediate cull of the seal population of the Blaskets and surrounding coastal areas, claiming that the damage to fish stocks and nets is now simply “unsustainable”.
Sat, 28 Dec, 2019
A Connemara farmer has challenged the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to take him to court over works he is carrying out on a special area of conservation.
Thu, 26 Dec, 2019
Zoos may be required to provide inspectors with copies of inventories showing how many animals died in their care from next year, following a move by Tayto Park that kept the information out of the public domain.
Tue, 22 Oct, 2019
Distressing images of young, red deer stags in Killarney National Park, some with deformed antlers and clearly unbalanced, have begun circulating on social media.
Fri, 18 Oct, 2019
The average dairy farmer can expect to pay as much as €600 extra per annum for contractors, within ten years, after the Budget brought a 1.6% carbon tax increase in agri-diesel charges, which is expected to be repeated every year for the next ten years.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2019
Wildlife crime in Ireland is on the increase and deer are at huge risk, particularly in counties like Kerry, Tipperary and Wicklow, the Irish Deer Commission has said.
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019
As the fate of farmers is discussed more and more in the contexts of Brexit, Mercosur, and global warming, let’s not forget that farmers are the custodians of the countryside.
Wed, 07 Aug, 2019
Gardaí have teamed up with the PSNI in an operation aimed at tackling fish poaching in Strabane.
Tue, 06 Aug, 2019
Drones are to be used by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to manage the risk of wildfires.
Tue, 21 May, 2019
The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has teamed up with the State-owned forestry business Coillte to combat wildfires using drones.
Fri, 17 May, 2019
May 12 is the deadline for nominations to find Ireland’s Farming For Nature ambassadors for 2019.
Mon, 29 Apr, 2019
HAVING a little time to spare on a visit to Cork last week, a walk into the UCC campus from the Western Road side was an enticing option. The freshly-greening trees were the magnet, surely one of the best views the college has to offer.
Mon, 22 Apr, 2019
The local chamber of tourism and commerce yesterday organised a “mountain meithal” to try to repel the relentless invasion of rhododendrons choking Killarney’s neglected national park.
Mon, 25 Mar, 2019
Waterways Ireland now believes the sighting is actually the native Irish otter.
Fri, 22 Mar, 2019
Pine martens have rich, brown fur; rounded ears and long, bushy tails. They eat a wide variety of food, including mice and rats, fruit, birds, insects and carrion.
Mon, 10 Dec, 2018
Amy Lewis Drainage, farm intensification, upland burning, land abandonment, afforestation have decimated curlews
Thu, 01 Nov, 2018
A “significant” cull of both the Killarney red deer, the country’s oldest, largest mammal, and the non-native sika, is taking place in the Killarney National Park.
Tue, 25 Sep, 2018
Who are the farmers who manage their land and livestock in a way that benefits nature?
Thu, 09 Aug, 2018
A €257m, 10-year tourism masterplan for our national parks has been a long time coming, writes
Mon, 16 Jul, 2018
Fears have again been expressed about the safety of the foundations of St Mary’s Cathedral in Killarney due to a build-up of silt in the Kerry town’s River Deenagh.
Mon, 25 Jun, 2018
Faced with another summer of congestion in Killarney, local representatives as well as the town’s jarveys are coming up with solutions.
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018
People with even a casual familiarity with one of our best national parks will be aware of two chronic problems — the growth of the deer population and rhododendron infestation, writes.
Mon, 09 Apr, 2018
The country’s biggest wild deer association has said it had warned the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) about the condition of deer on Inisfallen Island in Lough Lein in Killarney, Co Kerry, in December 2014, “but with no follow up”.
Tue, 03 Apr, 2018
A number of emaciated sika deer on Inisfallen, the monastic island in the heart of the Killarney National Park, have been culled after some deer were found to have starved to death.
Mon, 02 Apr, 2018
The Office of Public Works (OPW) has unveiled a €20m flood relief plan which will protect around 90 homes and businesses in two adjoining villages in mid-Cork.
Fri, 23 Mar, 2018
Zoologists at Trinity College Dublin have uncovered new ranging patterns in badgers which might help stop the spread of TB in cattle.
Thu, 15 Feb, 2018
The first 80 farmers, with 4,134 hectares designated for breeding hen harrier, have been selected from expressions of interest submitted in December.
Thu, 01 Feb, 2018
It’s probably safe to say that Irish red deer have never been photographed as much during their mating or, more commonly known, rutting season.
Mon, 30 Oct, 2017
A new book analyses our relationship with the country’s rapidly disappearing natural environment, writes
Mon, 07 Aug, 2017
It is taking two ministers today to open a mansion saved from ruin.
Mon, 03 Jul, 2017
Killarney National Park has maintained its status as a Unesco world biosphere reserve. However, plans to extend the area of reserve five-fold have been delayed.
Mon, 26 Jun, 2017
A further push to secure an internationally-based biosphere status for Kerry, and Killarney in particular, continues to face objections from a conservation organisation.
Sat, 10 Jun, 2017
An American anti-poaching and conservation group has offered a €4,000 reward for information leading to the identification of two men who threw a dead dolphin out a window during a party at a student apartment complex in Cork.
Tue, 30 May, 2017