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Enviro – 24th April 2017

On this week’s show, Terry O’Regan from Old Abbey Gardens talks about his involvement with environmental impact assessments, which brought a realisation that landscape management in Ireland was unstructured and directionless leading me to ...

Enviro – 10th April 2017

The North Leitrim Glens Hill Walking Festival, now in its 23rd year, run by ‘The Holey Soles Hill Walking Club’ takes place Easter weekend, Saturday 15 th  and Sunday 16 th  of April. The iconic Benbulben and Glencar valley are on this year’s ...

Enviro – 3rd April 2017

In the first half of the program, we talked about the exciting time of the year just now environmentally and played birdsong and songs about birds and also referred to the landslide in Columbia which killed many people and how the media failed to identify ...

Enviro – 20th March 2017

  On this week’s show, business owners of OBEO Liz Fingleton & Kate Purcel talk about easy ways to go green in 2017. “Our green resolutions for 2017, is to show the public simple ways to create good habits that will (hopefully!) last.  ...

Enviro – 27th March 2017

We talked about “Enviro, yesterday (a retrospective) to-day and tomorrow, (i.e.in the future) and we began to plot the road ahead identifying some topics for the future. We explained what the Enviro program is about based on the concept of ‘Deep ...

Enviro – 13th March 2017

The Peace Forest Ireland Project was launched in Derry/Londonderry in May 2014, when the first tree a Wicklow Oak was planted in St. Columba’s Park, and since then pilot tree plantings have taken place in all the border counties. The Enviro program ...

Enviro – 20th February 2017

Hans Wieland from the Organic Center in Rossinver, Co Leitrim talks about courses in Co. Leitrim in 2017. Our theme for 2017 is “Growing Forward” and we hope our courses will help you growing your own food and adopting a more sustainable lifestyle. ...

Enviro – 27th February 2017

This week’s program discussed the following topics: 1. Is Sellafield a time bomb waiting to go off and causing serious pollution in the Irish Sea? The costs of cleaning up this site have been put at 70 billion pounds and rising. In spite of that ...

Enviro – 6th February 2017

Part one contained an extended interview with Conrad Jay of Mount Usher Gardens in Ashford, Co. Wicklow concerning the environmental implications of plans for the Roundwood reservoir and Vartry River. There have been several letters in the media expressing ...

Enviro – 30th January 2017

In the first half of the program, John O’Rourke talked about new discoveries about trees. John referred to Peter Wohlleben’s book ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’ and explained that Wohlleben, a forester and environmentalist, set out to prove that trees ...

Enviro – 23rd January 2017

On this week’s edition of Enviro, Britt and Joe spoke to ALEX SPROULE and CLAIRE with her dog, Badig about the disabled people movement in Ballymun. They talk about if Dublin is a blind friendly town, what can be done to improve it and the pros ...

Enviro – 16th January 2017

The program dealt with a range of topics including that this Enviro program coincided with Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Day. His importance was mentioned in human rights terms and it appeared that the new Trump administration in the USA is designed to ...