‘High Noon for Hitachi’ as new nukes maybe paused or scrapped

January 17, 2019

Celtic League policy adopted well over a decade ago seems to vindicated by recent uncertainties over new nuclear power stations. There is speculation that the new build nuclear reactor at Wylfa in N Wales may be paused of scrapped by Hitachi (reports here

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Ireland: Upland heath burning extension criticised by greens

January 17, 2019

This report at Green News ie expresses concerns of environmentalists about extensions to heath burning of uplands. The new regulations would allow an additional month of hedge cutting in August and an additional month of burning in March: https://greennews.ie/public-consultation-upland-burning-bo…/ Burning of vegetation in

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Ireland to open new Irish consulate in Cardiff

January 17, 2019

Ireland is to open a consulate in Cardiff in summer 2019. Part of the reason is maintaining future ties after Brexit. It is anticipated that the Consulate General would have an economic and political focus. The consulate is seen as an important  part

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Ireland: Crisis over pay as nurse strike looms

January 17, 2019

Talks are underway to avert a strike by Nurses in the Irish Republic planned for the end of the month. Government Ministers including the Taoiseach have been criticised by remarks they have made about the Nursing profession ahead of the strike. Over 37,000

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Trawlermen urged to recover plastic from seas

January 17, 2019

The Irish government are supporting an initiative whereby trawlers would bring recovered plastic waste to shore. With small traces of micro plastics in three quarters of fish checked in a recent Ocean survey the government say its in the interests of the industry

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