03 October 2017
Check out the ESAI website for an article on RaptorLIFE in the 2017 ESAI Spring newsletter


27 January 2017
By excluding livestock from rivers, fencing reduces pollutants such as bacteria, nutrients, and silt getting into the water. Since June, IRD Duhallow have erected 9.2km of new fencing and 17 cattle drinking troughs, with more lined up, at no cost to landowners. As an added incentive, landowners in the GLAS agri-environmental scheme receive payment for the fencing work done by IRD Duhallow.
26 May 2016

Over the duration of the project, DuhallowLIFE has featured in many newspaper reports. Here is a link to download all those newspaper clippings. It's a big file (60MB) as we've been very active in disseminating information on the project

22 February 2015
Freshwater Fish Report

New EU LIFE Freshwater Fish Report

05 September 2014
IRD Duhallow LIFE feature on Radio Kerry

IRD Duhallow and the LIFE project were recently featured on August 23rd on the Saturday Supplement (Frank Lewis) show, Radio Kerry (http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/player/podcasts/38/item/27369)
This was a fun day out for all the crew, as Frank put us through our paces, profiling the culture, history and ecology of the SPA/SAC at the source of the River Blackwater.

26 April 2014

Listen to Dr Fran Igoe talk to Frank Lewis on the Saturday Supplement, with guest speakers, on the wildlife and environmental work in Duhallow (April 26th 2014)

Listen Now

22 April 2014
IRD Duhallow's work on Biodiversity recognised

 Recently IRD Duhallow were invited to present at an international meeting on biodiversity and LEADER and showcase work carried out to help biodiversity in Duhallow. We were delighted to be able to facilitate and provide examples where the LIFE project has contributed at a practical level to the furthering of biodiversity in Duhallow but working closely with our colleagues in IRD Duhallow.

11 January 2013

IRD Duhallow LIFE Project on Nuacht TG4 (Jan 11 2013)

17 March 2012

An EU-funded project to eradicate an invasive plant which is eroding land and putting important fish habitats in a north Cork river at risk was launched today by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan.

Himalayan Balsam, which was introduced from India as an ornamental plant for its attractive pink flowers, has spread from gardens to roadsides and is now causing serious problems on river banks and habitats throughout Ireland including in north Cork.

23 December 2011
A NEW study on the number of otters in north Cork will provide the basis for a series of measures aimed at encouraging an increase in the otter population across a wide area. The study by IRD Duhallow is part of a €1 million EU Life+ funded project aimed at increasing otter numbers on the Allow, Dalua and Brogeen tributaries of the Blackwater. Read Full Article at The Irish Times