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#Invasive Species

# invasive-species - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Killarney National Park 'significantly and rapidly deteriorating' due to rhododendron

The invasive plant is at the centre of a row between a voluntary body and a government department.

# invasive-species - Thursday 5 October, 2017

False widow spiders have invaded Ireland over the past 20 years, but what are the symptoms of a bite?

In 20 years, the false widow spider has invaded Ireland, one NUIG researcher said, with the highest number of them found in Dublin and Cork.

# invasive-species - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Clare is fighting back against spread of Japanese knotweed

The plant can undermine the structural integrity of roads, buildings and car parks.

# invasive-species - Saturday 11 April, 2015

# invasive-species - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Alien invader: It may look harmless, but this tiny clam has a LOT of state agencies worried

Highly invasive and difficult to get rid of, it’s thought the Asian Clam may been inadvertently brought to Ireland in boat bilge water or as live bait.

# invasive-species - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Asian Clam invasion prompts Longford angling ban

“An aggressive alien invasive species.”

# invasive-species - Monday 21 April, 2014

Jamaica is still trying to get rid of the invasive lionfish that is eating everything in the sea

The candy-striped lionfish has a mane of venomous spines….but people are being encouraged to eat it.

# invasive-species - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Invasive species cost Ireland €261 million per year Nature This post contains images

Invasive species cost Ireland €261 million per year

A 2011 regulation bringing in a ban on keeping or trading the creatures is yet to be brought into effect.

# invasive-species - Sunday 12 February, 2012

In pictures: Ireland's 'most unwanted' list of invasive species Invasive Species This post contains images

In pictures: Ireland's 'most unwanted' list of invasive species

But what should you do if you see any of them? Read on…