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#Pesticides

# pesticides - This year 2022

'It was sprayed in the playground': Widespread use of chemical weedkillers by councils
# In The Weeds
# In The Weeds

'It was sprayed in the playground': Widespread use of chemical weedkillers by councils

Sep 20th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,188 Views 18 Comments
  • At least 28 councils applying chemical herbicide, with 19 confirmed as using glyphosate products in 2022
  • Local authorities' spend on pesticides varies from less than €1,000 to about €300,000 a year, reports Anthea Lacchia for Noteworthy
  • Campaigner: "Alternatives have to be prioritised... spraying should not be done in public areas"
Inspections found issues in how nine out of 10 vendors handled deadly pesticides
# In The Weeds
# In The Weeds

Inspections found issues in how nine out of 10 vendors handled deadly pesticides

Sep 18th 2022, 7:30 AM 25,559 Views 21 Comments

Unapproved or revoked products for sale as well as no trained staff on site were among issues identified.

Thousands of litres of pesticides used on Irish roads and forests each year
# Investigation
# Investigation

Thousands of litres of pesticides used on Irish roads and forests each year

Sep 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 21,184 Views 48 Comments
  • Coillte alone spends around €1.5 million on pesticides every year
  • In an investigation by Noteworthy, Anthea Lacchia also reports that over 45,000 litres and 800 kg was used along national road networks since 2017
  • Expert: Outside of agriculture, "there are huge gaps in our knowledge of pesticides and how we use them"

# pesticides - Last year 2021

Increased detection of pesticides in Irish drinking water supplies
# Something In The Water
# Something In The Water

Increased detection of pesticides in Irish drinking water supplies

Mar 16th 2021, 6:24 PM 23,323 Views 21 Comments

Six areas of concern have been identified around the country.

# pesticides - All time

86,000 people have had to boil their water to make it safe this year
# Drinking Water
# Drinking Water

86,000 people have had to boil their water to make it safe this year

Oct 27th 2016, 6:15 AM 5,147 Views 20 Comments

The EPA published its drinking water report for 2015 today.

US study finds link between pesticides and autism
# Chemicals
# Chemicals

US study finds link between pesticides and autism

Jun 23rd 2014, 7:02 PM 11,882 Views 37 Comments

The study found pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides are applied had two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

Ireland abstained from vote to ban bee-harming pesticides
# Bees
# Bees

Ireland abstained from vote to ban bee-harming pesticides

Apr 30th 2013, 9:55 AM 7,265 Views 76 Comments

A ban on three pesticides, which some argue are threatening bees, will come into effect from December following a European Commission vote yesterday.

The Evening Fix… now with added iPhone dominoes
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added iPhone dominoes

Apr 20th 2013, 7:55 PM 13,297 Views 6 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

Beekeepers "appalled" Govt against pesticide restriction proposal
# Bees
# Bees

Beekeepers "appalled" Govt against pesticide restriction proposal

Apr 20th 2013, 3:00 PM 11,184 Views 83 Comments

Nine countries, including Ireland, have opposed a plan to restrict the use of three neonicotinoids linked to dwindling bee populations in Europe.

Poll: Do you buy organic food?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you buy organic food?

Sep 16th 2012, 11:29 AM 6,786 Views 81 Comments

Are you concious of what you put in your basket or trolley? And if you buy organic, why?

US study finds apples and celery most likely to carry pesticide residue
# Pesticides
# Pesticides

US study finds apples and celery most likely to carry pesticide residue

Jun 14th 2011, 10:50 AM 478 Views 5 Comments

Apples and celery top the ‘dirty dozen’ list of pesticide-laden produce – but don’t worry there is good news too…