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# weedkiller - This year 2022

Opinion: This planet is not one we 'own' - it's a resource we share
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Opinion: This planet is not one we 'own' - it's a resource we share

Updated Oct 1st 2022, 1:00 PM 8,348 Views 6 Comments

Environmental campaigner Jamie Rohu says we must rethink our relationship with the natural world.

The Explainer x Noteworthy: How much weedkiller are councils using?
# In The Weeds
# In The Weeds

The Explainer x Noteworthy: How much weedkiller are councils using?

Updated Sep 20th 2022, 7:45 PM 5,717 Views 0 Comments

Reporter Anthea Lacchia and campaigner James Walsh tell Susan Daly about how almost all councils are still using pesticides.

'It was sprayed in the playground': Widespread use of chemical weedkillers by councils
# In The Weeds
# In The Weeds

'It was sprayed in the playground': Widespread use of chemical weedkillers by councils

Sep 20th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,205 Views 18 Comments
  • At least 28 councils applying chemical herbicide, with 19 confirmed as using glyphosate products in 2022
  • Local authorities' spend on pesticides varies from less than €1,000 to about €300,000 a year, reports Anthea Lacchia for Noteworthy
  • Campaigner: "Alternatives have to be prioritised... spraying should not be done in public areas"
Inspections found issues in how nine out of 10 vendors handled deadly pesticides
# In The Weeds
# In The Weeds

Inspections found issues in how nine out of 10 vendors handled deadly pesticides

Sep 18th 2022, 7:30 AM 25,560 Views 21 Comments

Unapproved or revoked products for sale as well as no trained staff on site were among issues identified.

Thousands of litres of pesticides used on Irish roads and forests each year
# Investigation
# Investigation

Thousands of litres of pesticides used on Irish roads and forests each year

Sep 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 21,195 Views 48 Comments
  • Coillte alone spends around €1.5 million on pesticides every year
  • In an investigation by Noteworthy, Anthea Lacchia also reports that over 45,000 litres and 800 kg was used along national road networks since 2017
  • Expert: Outside of agriculture, "there are huge gaps in our knowledge of pesticides and how we use them"

# weedkiller - Last year 2021

More than 17,000 litres of weedkiller sprayed onto Irish roads over two years
# Weedkiller
# Weedkiller

More than 17,000 litres of weedkiller sprayed onto Irish roads over two years

Sep 14th 2021, 4:33 PM 40,502 Views 53 Comments

The continued use of glyphosate products has been controversial as a result of lawsuits in the United States relating to its cancer-causing risk.

# weedkiller - All time

Bayer agrees to pay $10.9bn to settle Roundup weedkiller claims
# Weedkiller
# Weedkiller

Bayer agrees to pay $10.9bn to settle Roundup weedkiller claims

Jun 24th 2020, 10:39 PM 40,480 Views 50 Comments

Bayer bought US firm and Roundup maker Monsanto for $63 billion in 2018.

Researchers call for Irish families to take part in study of controversial weedkiller
# Glyphosate
# Glyphosate

Researchers call for Irish families to take part in study of controversial weedkiller

Jul 27th 2019, 9:00 AM 24,600 Views 44 Comments

The Austrian government recently banned glyphosate products over fears that it could cause cancer.

Irish government says it will follow expert guidance after Austria approves ban of controversial weedkiller
# Glyphosate
# Glyphosate

Irish government says it will follow expert guidance after Austria approves ban of controversial weedkiller

Jul 7th 2019, 7:30 AM 97,653 Views 59 Comments

Austrian members of parliament earlier this week approved a total ban on glyphosate.

French court upholds guilty verdict against Monsanto over poisoning of farmer who used its weedkiller
# Lasso
# Lasso

French court upholds guilty verdict against Monsanto over poisoning of farmer who used its weedkiller

Apr 11th 2019, 10:42 PM 14,122 Views 11 Comments

This is the latest legal setback for the company over its controversial pesticides.

Man awarded $80 million after claiming weed killer caused his cancer
# Roundup
# Roundup

Man awarded $80 million after claiming weed killer caused his cancer

Mar 28th 2019, 9:44 AM 73,778 Views 33 Comments

A US jury found that the product lacked sufficient warnings of potential risk.

Dublin City Council to trial alternative to controversial Monsanto weedkiller in parks and on streets
# Glyphosate
# Glyphosate

Dublin City Council to trial alternative to controversial Monsanto weedkiller in parks and on streets

May 16th 2018, 2:08 PM 25,916 Views 66 Comments

A 2015 study by the World Health Organisation concluded that glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic” to humans.

Enda Kenny announces 145 new jobs in green energy
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Enda Kenny announces 145 new jobs in green energy

Jul 15th 2011, 10:07 AM 580 Views 4 Comments

The positions will be created over the next three years at a Galway firm making small wind turbines for homes and farms.

Fairyhouse scrambles to cover up anti-royal slogan burnt into turf
# Royal Visit
# Royal Visit

Fairyhouse scrambles to cover up anti-royal slogan burnt into turf

Apr 25th 2011, 11:39 AM 2,630 Views 0 Comments

Grand National preparations are disrupted after a slogan protesting the Queen’s visit is burnt into turf at the finishing post.