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#Invasive Species

From TheJournal.ie Killarney National Park 'significantly and rapidly deteriorating' due to rhododendron Invasive Species

Killarney National Park 'significantly and rapidly deteriorating' due to rhododendron

The invasive plant is at the centre of a row between a voluntary body and a government department.

From TheJournal.ie False widow spiders have invaded Ireland over the past 20 years, but what are the symptoms of a bite? Nui Galway

False widow spiders have invaded Ireland over the past 20 years, but what are the symptoms of a bite?

In 20 years, the false widow spider has invaded Ireland, one NUIG researcher said, with the highest number of them found in Dublin and Cork.

From TheJournal.ie Clare is fighting back against spread of Japanese knotweed Invasive Species

Clare is fighting back against spread of Japanese knotweed

The plant can undermine the structural integrity of roads, buildings and car parks.

From TheJournal.ie This is what happens when you dump a few goldfish into a lake Thou Shall Hev A Fishy
From TheJournal.ie Alien invader: It may look harmless, but this tiny clam has a LOT of state agencies worried Taking Over

Alien invader: It may look harmless, but this tiny clam has a LOT of state agencies worried

Highly invasive and difficult to get rid of, it’s thought the Asian Clam may been inadvertently brought to Ireland in boat bilge water or as live bait.

From TheJournal.ie Asian Clam invasion prompts Longford angling ban The Shellfish Gene

Asian Clam invasion prompts Longford angling ban

“An aggressive alien invasive species.”

From TheJournal.ie Jamaica is still trying to get rid of the invasive lionfish that is eating everything in the sea The Lionfish

Jamaica is still trying to get rid of the invasive lionfish that is eating everything in the sea

The candy-striped lionfish has a mane of venomous spines….but people are being encouraged to eat it.

From TheJournal.ie Invasive species cost Ireland €261 million per year Nature This post contains images

Invasive species cost Ireland €261 million per year

A 2011 regulation bringing in a ban on keeping or trading the creatures is yet to be brought into effect.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Ireland's 'most unwanted' list of invasive species Invasive Species This post contains images

In pictures: Ireland's 'most unwanted' list of invasive species

But what should you do if you see any of them? Read on…