The island's geography comprises relatively low-lying mountains surrounding a central plain, with several navigable rivers extending inland. The island has lush vegetation, a product of its mild but changeable climate which avoids extremes in temperature. Thick woodlands covered the island until the Middle Ages. As of 2013, the amount of land that is wooded in Ireland is about 11% of the total, compared with a European average of 35%. There are 26 extant mammal species native to Ireland. The Irish climate is very moderated and classified as oceanic. As a result, winters are milder than expected for such a northerly area. However, summers are cooler than those in Continental Europe. Rainfall and cloud cover are abundant.
Time and money is being wasted chasing unnecessary paperwork for businesses exporting from NorthernIreland to the EU, a leading cargo firm said ... Since the end of the post-Brexit transition period it has routed shipments using the more costly route via the Republic of Ireland then direct to France.
However, WEEEIreland, the country’s largest e-waste recycling scheme, fears this progress could be lost as there has been a decrease in recycling so far this year. A total of 11,736 tonnes of electrical waste were recycled in local authority centres in 2020, compared with 10,635 in the previous year, according to data from WEEE Ireland.
The survey shows how the behaviour and attitude of Irish people towards recycling e-waste is improving ... To comply with EU targets, Ireland’s e-waste recycling should have increased by more than 10pc on last year’s tonnages, to keep pace with the growing volume of electrical appliances entering the market every year.
The survey shows how the behaviour and attitude of Irish people towards recycling e-waste is improving ... To comply with EU targets, Ireland e-waste recycling should have increased by more than 10% on last year’s tonnages, to keep pace with the growing volume of electrical appliances entering the market every year.
Ireland also had the tenth highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of €356.1 billion ... On an environment theme, the CSO said the quantity of waste landfilled in Ireland dropped by 78.4% between 2008 and 2018 from 1.94 to 0.42 million tonnes. . 29.4% of municipal waste was recycled in Ireland in 2018, below the EU average of 30.3%, it added.
The public is losing confidence in the Government and will not put up with the current coalition much longer, the FineGael parliamentary party has been warned ... Sources at the meeting said Mr Ring said the Government had failed on testing, vaccines and communications ... “We have a problem” ... He said Ireland was telling the EU not to “waste any time” ... .
I was also working in sustainability, and food waste became a huge interest to me in terms of how to turn waste into an opportunity. Our passion is bringing the food industry and communities together to work on food waste and to build more resilient communities ... In Ireland, we waste about one million tons of food a year.
This is Ireland. There will be rain when you are away but there is no point in moaning about it or wasting grey summer days staring at heavy clouds wondering if that is a sliver of blue sky far, far away ...There are loads of easily accessible beaches and Loftus Hall, said to be Ireland’s most haunted house, is on the doorstep.
Now there's the BorisBurrow - a proposed underwater tunnel which would connect Scotland to NorthernIreland, boost trade, encourage tourism and get around (literally) that unfortunate border in the Irish Sea... When the Scotland-Northern Ireland gas interconnector was laid back in 1995, a number of phosphorus bombs washed ashore in Scotland.
These properties were bust and should have closed ...Amazon is currently setting up camp just off the N7 in Dublin and when its same or next-day delivery services begin in Ireland, it is likely to lay waste to parts of the domestic retail sector ... Pubs are not just economic units, they are an integral part of Ireland’s social and cultural fabric ... .
Hoax and time-wasting calls to the NorthernIrelandAmbulance Service are on the rise, figures show ... "It is important now more than ever not to waste first responders' time, when they are often the first line of care," said the South Belfast representative.