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How a lost shoe and Viking coins help tell the history of Glendalough
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How a lost shoe and Viking coins help tell the history of Glendalough

Sep 20th 2020, 8:30 AM 26,228 Views 11 Comments

They’re on display now in a new exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland, which can be viewed online.

Minister for Heritage welcomes prosecution of men found shooting herring gulls
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Minister for Heritage welcomes prosecution of men found shooting herring gulls

Jul 31st 2020, 6:13 PM 31,185 Views 0 Comments

The defendents were found to have unlawfully shot herring gulls in Wexford in 2019.

Foxes and crows may need to be culled to protect ground-nesting birds, study suggests
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Foxes and crows may need to be culled to protect ground-nesting birds, study suggests

Jul 21st 2020, 6:20 AM 17,735 Views 58 Comments

The Eurasian Curlew is one of the birds at risk in Ireland as three-quarters of ground-nesting bird species face a decline in numbers around Europe.

Irish Water asks people to conserve as households now use 20% more water each day
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Irish Water asks people to conserve as households now use 20% more water each day

May 12th 2020, 7:45 AM 19,985 Views 112 Comments

Data shows households are using an extra 24 litres of water per person per day compared to February.

Ireland wins €4.3 million in EU funding for corncrake conservation project
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Ireland wins €4.3 million in EU funding for corncrake conservation project

Dec 19th 2019, 9:03 AM 16,982 Views 50 Comments

The population of Corncrake has declined by 85% since the 1970s.

Naturalist and TV personality David Bellamy dies aged 86
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Naturalist and TV personality David Bellamy dies aged 86

Dec 11th 2019, 7:13 PM 26,807 Views 35 Comments

In a statement, the director of the foundation he co-founded described Bellamy as a “larger-than-life character”.

Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House
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Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House

Aug 27th 2019, 6:05 AM 10,289 Views 30 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the boxes will help protect the threatened species of bird.

Beloved Thai dugong found dead with plastic in her stomach
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Beloved Thai dugong found dead with plastic in her stomach

Aug 17th 2019, 2:13 PM 84,253 Views 20 Comments

Marium’s story went viral after she washed ashore in Thailand earlier this year.

Back to its roots: Shelbourne Hotel dropping iconic revolving doors in return to original entrance structure
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Back to its roots: Shelbourne Hotel dropping iconic revolving doors in return to original entrance structure

Aug 14th 2019, 6:10 PM 34,966 Views 22 Comments

The hotel said personal injury claims and more than 20 incidents prompted the move.

25% of Irish people say they don't need to conserve water because of how often it rains
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25% of Irish people say they don't need to conserve water because of how often it rains

Jul 17th 2019, 6:20 AM 16,187 Views 68 Comments

Irish Water also admitted that leaks across the country are a “massive problem”, at a rate of 43%.

Landing of v-notched crawfish to be banned under law in bid to restore numbers in Irish coastal waters
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Landing of v-notched crawfish to be banned under law in bid to restore numbers in Irish coastal waters

May 31st 2019, 10:32 PM 23,003 Views 22 Comments

The move follows a decline in crawfish landings in recent years.

Dublin landmark Saint Patrick's Cathedral is embarking on its biggest building project in 150 years
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Dublin landmark Saint Patrick's Cathedral is embarking on its biggest building project in 150 years

May 11th 2019, 12:00 PM 13,771 Views 23 Comments

The iconic building – which is over 700 years old – needs its entire roof replaced.

Hiding in plain sight: 5 fascinating old buildings around Dublin you probably never noticed
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# If These Walls Could Talk

Hiding in plain sight: 5 fascinating old buildings around Dublin you probably never noticed

Feb 27th 2019, 4:41 PM 34,404 Views 7 Comments

Behind nondescript facades, some of Dublin’s oldest houses are being lovingly preserved.

People in Mullingar asked to conserve water to reduce risk of summer outages
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People in Mullingar asked to conserve water to reduce risk of summer outages

Jan 29th 2019, 12:41 PM 8,901 Views 33 Comments

Lough Owel, which supplies water to 50,000 homes and businesses, has now reached critically low levels.

Four 'vulnerable' cheetah cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park
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Four 'vulnerable' cheetah cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park

Dec 27th 2018, 1:28 PM 22,732 Views 14 Comments

The Northern cheetah cubs were born at the conservation park in November.

Protection of hen harriers could stop multi-million-euro wind farm project in Donegal
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Protection of hen harriers could stop multi-million-euro wind farm project in Donegal

Sep 22nd 2018, 5:30 PM 15,795 Views 0 Comments

A conservation group has been granted leave to legally challenge planning approval for the development.

How did 11 of Kenya's most precious and protected black rhinos end up dead?
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How did 11 of Kenya's most precious and protected black rhinos end up dead?

Sep 1st 2018, 11:00 AM 20,860 Views 13 Comments

Officials are now blaming each other for the fiasco in a country which prides itself on its conservation efforts.

Irish Water extends hosepipe ban for 16 counties until the end of September
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Irish Water extends hosepipe ban for 16 counties until the end of September

Aug 28th 2018, 1:26 PM 27,117 Views 134 Comments

The Greater Dublin area could face “historic low levels” of water going into winter, the company warned.

200 elephants to be moved to Mozambique as part of effort to prevent falling numbers
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200 elephants to be moved to Mozambique as part of effort to prevent falling numbers

Jul 24th 2018, 10:17 AM 8,569 Views 11 Comments

The operation will be one of the country’s largest ever elephant relocations.

'A complete disaster': Eight out of 14 endangered rhinos die after moving to a new park
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'A complete disaster': Eight out of 14 endangered rhinos die after moving to a new park

Jul 13th 2018, 8:00 PM 31,651 Views 33 Comments

The loss of so many in one go is unprecedented – an investigation has been launched.

Nationwide Status Yellow drought warning extended into next week
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Nationwide Status Yellow drought warning extended into next week

Updated Jul 13th 2018, 3:50 PM 27,667 Views 90 Comments

Met Éireann has said there will be small amounts of rainfall at times over the coming days.

Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water?
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Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water?

Jul 6th 2018, 8:00 AM 32,346 Views 160 Comments

The national hosepipe ban has started.

Nationwide hosepipe ban to kick in from Friday
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Nationwide hosepipe ban to kick in from Friday

Jul 4th 2018, 5:22 PM 53,632 Views 187 Comments

There has been little or no rain over the last 30 days.

Streets washed with canal water, buses washed every third night - how services deal with water restrictions
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Streets washed with canal water, buses washed every third night - how services deal with water restrictions

Jul 4th 2018, 7:20 AM 37,137 Views 80 Comments

Irish Water is appealing to the public to conserve water where possible.

Hosepipe ban: There has been fewer than 10 reports of water misuse
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Hosepipe ban: There has been fewer than 10 reports of water misuse

Jul 3rd 2018, 9:34 PM 25,583 Views 67 Comments

Those found in breach of the hosepipe ban could face a fine of €125.

Irish Water set to announce specific bans on water use
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Irish Water set to announce specific bans on water use

Updated Jun 29th 2018, 2:18 PM 32,905 Views 126 Comments

In a statement, the company said the announcements would be made “shortly”.

Water levels to be dropped in Dublin as temperatures soar
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Water levels to be dropped in Dublin as temperatures soar

Updated Jun 28th 2018, 4:00 PM 35,735 Views 186 Comments

Irish Water has asked the public to conserve water where possible during the hot weather.

Panda conservation is worth billions of dollars a year
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Panda conservation is worth billions of dollars a year

Jun 28th 2018, 11:01 AM 15,578 Views 9 Comments

A new study looked at pandas and their reserves, and compared them in 1980 to today.

Former tenement house will take visitors on 300-year tour of Dublin life
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# 14 Henrietta Street

Former tenement house will take visitors on 300-year tour of Dublin life

Jun 15th 2018, 10:52 AM 23,554 Views 25 Comments

The building in Dublin’s north inner city has won two architectural awards.

Using monkeys and apes in film and TV is 'misleading' millions of viewers
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# Monkey Business

Using monkeys and apes in film and TV is 'misleading' millions of viewers

Jan 21st 2018, 12:00 PM 19,924 Views 28 Comments

A third of people surveyed think that chimpanzees are not endangered because they star in films and TV shows often.

Three 1830s houses demolished at Dublin's Five Lamps to make way for social housing
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Three 1830s houses demolished at Dublin's Five Lamps to make way for social housing

Jan 20th 2018, 7:30 AM 47,385 Views 56 Comments

The State conservation group had suggested the houses be made protected structures, but an order to demolish them to build housing for senior citizens had already been made.

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population
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'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

Nov 5th 2017, 10:00 AM 11,267 Views 3 Comments

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

'Ireland makes headlines in Norway when a white-tailed eagle is killed here'
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'Ireland makes headlines in Norway when a white-tailed eagle is killed here'

Oct 29th 2017, 10:00 PM 70,436 Views 58 Comments

The Norwegian government donated 15 white-tailed eagles to Ireland in 2007, in an attempt to reintroduce the species here.

Locals to gather in Cork to remember 600 trees 'lost' in Storm Ophelia
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Locals to gather in Cork to remember 600 trees 'lost' in Storm Ophelia

Oct 29th 2017, 8:15 AM 39,843 Views 67 Comments

“Everyone was tree-conscious after Storm Ophelia hit,” said local woman Liz Madden.

Locals fear damage that Storm Brian may do to eroding blue-flag beach
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# Rossbeigh Beach

Locals fear damage that Storm Brian may do to eroding blue-flag beach

Oct 21st 2017, 8:15 AM 19,278 Views 11 Comments

Rossbeigh beach is a beautiful attraction for locals and tourists, but it has been eroding dramatically over the past 10 years.

Mass starvation kills all but two penguin chicks in Antarctic colony
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# Adelie Penguins

Mass starvation kills all but two penguin chicks in Antarctic colony

Oct 13th 2017, 9:56 PM 31,226 Views 26 Comments

The thousands of death has been called a “breeding failure” by experts.

Animal rights groups outraged at Romania's plan to kill bears and wolves
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# Attacks On Humans

Animal rights groups outraged at Romania's plan to kill bears and wolves

Sep 9th 2017, 7:15 AM 12,547 Views 15 Comments

Romania is home to over half of Europe’s brown bears.

First-ever litter of Asian lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park
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First-ever litter of Asian lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park

Aug 31st 2017, 7:12 PM 15,093 Views 15 Comments

Asian lions are endangered as there are only about 500 individuals remaining in the wild.

Rhino kills conservationist in Rwanda
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Rhino kills conservationist in Rwanda

Jun 9th 2017, 1:54 PM 13,590 Views 12 Comments

Hungarian Krisztian Gyongyi had been helping reintroduce the black rhino to Akagera National Park.

Firefighters tackle another weekend of massive gorse fires
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Firefighters tackle another weekend of massive gorse fires

May 2nd 2017, 7:16 AM 9,784 Views 3 Comments

Gorse fires continue to spread across the country, exacerbated by dry weather conditions.

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