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Filmmaker Risteard Ó Domhnaill: 'It's time for us to take ownership of our natural resources'
# Column
# Column

Filmmaker Risteard Ó Domhnaill: 'It's time for us to take ownership of our natural resources'

Dec 8th 2016, 1:00 PM 334 Views 23 Comments

How many of us really know what is going on in our coastal communities, asks director of The Pipe, Risteard Ó Domhnaill.

How will 'unprecedented' levels of oil and gas exploration affect wildlife?
# Survey
# Survey

How will 'unprecedented' levels of oil and gas exploration affect wildlife?

Oct 20th 2014, 5:29 PM 8,817 Views 31 Comments

The Government has announced a new plan to carry out surveys of areas of potential exploration.

There will be no decisions made on fracking in Ireland for at least 2 years
# Fracking
# Fracking

There will be no decisions made on fracking in Ireland for at least 2 years

Aug 12th 2014, 12:39 PM 6,937 Views 30 Comments

The department of Minister of State Joe McHugh has issued a statement in response the announcement by Mark Durkan.

From The Pipe to the Atlantic: telling the story of Irish marine resources
# Natural Resources
# Natural Resources

From The Pipe to the Atlantic: telling the story of Irish marine resources

May 3rd 2014, 5:30 PM 10,641 Views 12 Comments

The maker of the acclaimed documentary The Pipe is appealing for help in finishing his newest film.

Here's what Ireland's new system of postcodes will look like
# Eircode
# Eircode

Here's what Ireland's new system of postcodes will look like

Apr 28th 2014, 2:03 PM 112,898 Views 143 Comments

The format of the seven-digit Eircode has been detailed.

Column: Can big data save our planet’s forests?
# Natural World
# Natural World

Column: Can big data save our planet’s forests?

Mar 21st 2014, 8:00 AM 184 Views 1 Comment

Are we winning the fight against deforestation? Now there’s a way to check – and hold businesses and governments to account, write Oliver Mylius and Hans Zomer.

Bids for Bord Gáis Energy are "not acceptable" - Rabbitte
# Energy
# Energy

Bids for Bord Gáis Energy are "not acceptable" - Rabbitte

Nov 27th 2013, 10:32 AM 6,869 Views 33 Comments

The gas provider will stay in State ownership after a suitable bid was not received by the government.

Pros and cons of fracking in Ireland to be examined by two-year research study
# Fracking
# Fracking

Pros and cons of fracking in Ireland to be examined by two-year research study

Nov 22nd 2013, 4:47 PM 7,844 Views 48 Comments

The EPA notes that although there are currently no hydraulic fracturing (fracking) projects under way in Ireland, the gas exploration method “is an emerging issue”.

Monaghan mine could end up producing €70 million worth of gold per year
# Gold Pure Gold
# Gold Pure Gold

Monaghan mine could end up producing €70 million worth of gold per year

Nov 13th 2013, 3:48 PM 18,967 Views 41 Comments

A company carrying out exploration work says there could be up to 20 million ounces of the mineral in the geological area known as the ‘Longford-Down Massif’.

Mayo farmer to face criminal damage charge over Shell protest
# Corrib Gas Project
# Corrib Gas Project

Mayo farmer to face criminal damage charge over Shell protest

Jul 25th 2013, 8:00 PM 11,032 Views 74 Comments

Gerry Bourke is insisting he did nothing wrong, and is vowing to keep up his protest against the Corrib Gas Project.

€20 million seismic survey hopes to reveal Ireland's true oil and gas wealth
# Exploration
# Exploration

€20 million seismic survey hopes to reveal Ireland's true oil and gas wealth

Jun 4th 2013, 8:36 PM 12,940 Views 74 Comments

Offshore explorers have welcomed the new push to figure out exactly what may lie under Ireland’s western waters,

Rabbitte: Fracking could be good for Ireland – but only if it’s safe enough
# Natural Resources
# Natural Resources

Rabbitte: Fracking could be good for Ireland – but only if it’s safe enough

Jun 3rd 2013, 8:30 AM 10,336 Views 134 Comments

The natural resources minister also denies suggestions that Ireland is “giving away” its oil and gas reserves.

'Several hundred million barrels' of oil may lie in new Petrel site off Kerry
# Yee-haw!
# Yee-haw!

'Several hundred million barrels' of oil may lie in new Petrel site off Kerry

Apr 2nd 2013, 10:19 AM 17,983 Views 126 Comments

Petrel Resources says it is holding talks with prospective partners after a second site in the Porcupine Basin suggests oil.

Coillte exports reach 'record number' of countries in 2012
# Forestry
# Forestry

Coillte exports reach 'record number' of countries in 2012

Jan 4th 2013, 3:49 PM 5,515 Views 24 Comments

The forestry exported to a record 32 countries last year, including Bahrain, Lebanon, Mexico and South Africa.

Column: We believe economic growth can save us… but can it?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We believe economic growth can save us… but can it?

Nov 28th 2012, 7:00 AM 79 Views 35 Comments

Our blind faith in growing the economy may be ignoring some important facts, writes Dermot McNally.

UN Special Rapporteur "concerned" about Shell to Sea protesters
# Shell To Sea
# Shell To Sea

UN Special Rapporteur "concerned" about Shell to Sea protesters

Nov 23rd 2012, 7:10 PM 6,945 Views 66 Comments

Margaret Sekaggya said there is “tangible frustration amongst local residents who are standing up for their rights”.

Shell to Sea claims 'devastating mismanagement' of oil and gas resources
# Liquid Assets
# Liquid Assets

Shell to Sea claims 'devastating mismanagement' of oil and gas resources

Sep 10th 2012, 1:07 PM 10,771 Views 87 Comments

The group has released a report saying exploration companies believe oil and gas within Irish waters is worth €1.6 trillion.

How much is the Barryroe oil find actually worth to us?
# Natural Resources
# Natural Resources

How much is the Barryroe oil find actually worth to us?

Mar 25th 2012, 8:00 AM 26,826 Views 81 Comments

The Barryroe well, 50km south of Cork, is Ireland’s first commercially viable oil well. But what can Ireland get out of it?

Gas well at Barryroe oil site is 'highly productive'
# Yee-haw!
# Yee-haw!

Gas well at Barryroe oil site is 'highly productive'

Mar 23rd 2012, 11:42 AM 3,153 Views 29 Comments

The gas reservoir at the site of the successful oil drilling operation “far exceeded expectations”, Providence Resources says.

Irish company successfully taps commercially viable oil well off Cork
# Yee-haw!
# Yee-haw!

Irish company successfully taps commercially viable oil well off Cork

Mar 15th 2012, 7:59 AM 9,175 Views 106 Comments

Providence Resources says the rate of oil being tapped from the Barryroe well is almost twice what had been expected.

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Communications, technology
# One Year In
# One Year In

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Communications, technology

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 594 Views 3 Comments

How has Pat Rabbitte gotten on in implementing the promises of the Programme for Government? We’ve had a look.

Column: For now, Ireland’s oil reserves are best off in private hands
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: For now, Ireland’s oil reserves are best off in private hands

Oct 18th 2011, 7:30 AM 284 Views 49 Comments

Yes, our oil resources are rich – but the cost of exploiting them means we’re better off leaving it to commercial firms, writes Simon Tuohy.

Energy efficiency can create jobs
# Energy
# Energy

Energy efficiency can create jobs

Sep 1st 2011, 5:43 PM 377 Views 13 Comments

A European Commission ban on 60 watt light bulbs came into effect today, as we’re told we must make ourselves 20 per cent more energy efficient by 2020.

Everything you ever needed to know about fracking
# What The Frack?
# What The Frack?

Everything you ever needed to know about fracking

Jul 5th 2011, 7:06 PM 3,942 Views 24 Comments

‘Fracking’ could soon begin in Ireland after sparking angry protests all over the world. So what’s all the fuss about – and what is it?

'Serious concerns' over gas drilling in Lough Allen area
# Fracking
# Fracking

'Serious concerns' over gas drilling in Lough Allen area

Jul 5th 2011, 7:04 PM 2,468 Views 43 Comments

Underground gas worth €120billion could be tapped by the controversial ‘fracking’ process, which some have linked to serious environmental damage.

A 'case study in mismanagement' - Irish oil company's view of Shell at Corrib
# Corrib
# Corrib

A 'case study in mismanagement' - Irish oil company's view of Shell at Corrib

Jun 27th 2011, 3:38 PM 4,751 Views 43 Comments

Petrel Resources wants to drill for oil off the south west coast of Ireland. The company’s MD says resistance from local people and “crackpots” is something that “has to be managed”.

Financial supports for wind, wave and tidal energy creation "not appropriate"
# Energy
# Energy

Financial supports for wind, wave and tidal energy creation "not appropriate"

Apr 27th 2011, 11:43 AM 1,458 Views 7 Comments

ESRI Review of Irish Energy Policy also makes case for bringing Corrib gas field to production “rapidly” – and says nuclear power will not work for Ireland.

Sinn Féin motion would revoke Corrib and Lough Allen licences
Live Apr 16th 2011, 6:52 PM

Sinn Féin motion would revoke Corrib and Lough Allen licences