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Quirky facts about bogland biodiversity

Press Release Quirky facts about bogland biodiversity  16.5.2024 The boglands of Ireland are a habitat to some fascinating plants and animals that have adapted very quirky ways to live on these wet and windswept landscapes.  To celebrate National Biodiversity Week … Continue reading

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End the sale of peat moss compost in the retail sector

PRESS RELEASE End the sale of peat moss compost in the retail sector  11.4.2024 The Irish Peatland Conservation Council are calling on the government to end the sale of peat moss compost in the retail sector by the end of 2024. In … Continue reading

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The Irish Peatland Conservation Council welcomes the publication of the Citizen’s Assembly Final Report on Biodiversity Loss

PRESS RELEASE The Irish Peatland Conservation Council welcomes the publication of the Citizen’s Assembly Final Report on Biodiversity Loss 14th April 2023   Ireland is the first country anywhere in the world to hold a National Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity … Continue reading

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Irish Peatland Conservation Council wins AXA Community Award

PRESS RELEASE Irish Peatland Conservation Council wins AXA Community Award   16th March 2022   The Irish Peatland Conservation Council, located at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre in Lullymore, Rathangan, County Kildare, is delighted to have been recently chosen … Continue reading

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Home Composting – Taking Action for Peatlands, Climate and Biodiversity?

  PRESS RELEASE Home Composting – Taking Action for Peatlands, Climate and Biodiversity? 4th February 2022 Terms including climate, peatlands, composting and biodiversity are now everyday. The Irish Peatland Conservation Council are seeking your help to better understand public perceptions … Continue reading

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Government peatland policy at odds as they give with one hand and take with the other

Press Release Government peatland policy at odds as they give with one hand and take with the other 19.1.2022 This week the Irish Government published the final report from the Peat Use in Horticulture Working Group, a report the Irish … Continue reading

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Peat Free is the Way to Go if Ireland is Serious about Tackling our Biodiversity and Climate Crisis

Press Release   Peat Free is the Way to Go if Ireland is Serious about Tackling our Biodiversity and Climate Crisis 6.12.21 In 2019 Ireland declared a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency and in July 2021 the President of Ireland signed … Continue reading

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IPCC Calls on Seanad Éireann to reject the proposed Horticultural (Temporary Measures) Bill 2021

PRESS RELEASE Irish Peatland Conservation Council Calls on Seanad Éireann to reject the proposed Horticultural (Temporary Measures) Bill 2021 26th November 2021 The Irish Peatland Conservation Council are today calling on Seanad Éireann to reject the proposed Horticultural (Temporary Measures) … Continue reading

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Giving a Voice for Peatlands within the Use of Peat in Horticulture Working Group

Press Release Giving a Voice for Peatlands within the Use of Peat in Horticulture Working Group  4th March 2021 The Irish Peatland Conservation Council have campaigned for an end to the use of peat in horticulture for over 35 years … Continue reading

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Stepping Stones to a Greener Garden

PRESS RELEASE Date: 1st June 2017 Stepping Stones to a Greener Garden The Bog of Allen Nature Centre will be celebrating World Environment Day on June 6th and you are invited to come along between 10am-4pm and discover how you … Continue reading

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