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# protected - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Westmeath councillor wants to take pine martens off the protected species list

Fine Gael councillor Tom Farrell wants a controlled cull in the numbers of pine martens to be done.

# protected - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Sea salts that hail from Louth get EU 'protected status'

Other protected Irish products include Imokilly Regato, Clare Island Salmon, and the Waterford Blaa.

# protected - Monday 22 August, 2016

Crocodiles let loose by vandals in Australian school

The female crocodiles were injured in the incident and will most likely have to be euthanised.

# protected - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Rare white-tailed eagle chicks hatched in four Irish counties

It is hoped the eagle families will go on to form a viable population in Ireland.

# protected - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Tourists keep taking stones from The Quiet Man cottage and this plan might stop them

One campaigner said, “Sean and Mary Kate’s ‘wee humble cottage’ is finally going to get the chance it so richly deserves.”

# protected - Saturday 7 February, 2015

The disused quarry in Dublin might be turned into a waste storage facility

There has been concern about the potential damage to wildlife in the area.

# protected - Friday 5 December, 2014

New policy to protect older people and disabled persons from sexual abuse released

This comes as part of a wider policy issued today by the HSE.

# protected - Monday 1 September, 2014

Child (8) killed in explosion at Paris building as death toll rises to six people

The four-storey building is now the site of a search-and-rescue operation.

# protected - Monday 5 May, 2014

Licence to kill a pine marten granted despite protected status

Minister Jimmy Deenihan has noted there is a need for practical advice and guidelines for residents with pine marten problems.

# protected - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Column: Burning our bogs is like setting fire to our future

There is an economic and social value in preserving our bogs. We need to forget our romantic ideas turf fires and preserve our heritage, writes Kieran McNally.

# protected - Saturday 8 June, 2013

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This is the fantastical set built by Napster and Facebook billionaire for his wedding

Pictures show the reconstruction of redwood forest area – created by Lord of the Rings set designer – which got him in trouble with state of California.

# protected - Monday 1 April, 2013

Calls for rural schools to be protected

The Green Party has called on the Education Minister to avoid implementing recommendations that may lead to the closure of rural schools.

# protected - Friday 28 December, 2012

100 million neon orange shellfish found in Scottish waters

The newly-discovered colony may require protection.

# protected - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

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Koalas listed as 'vulnerable' in parts of Australia

Environment minister says koala populations are threatened by loss of habitat, urban expansion, dogs and disease.

# protected - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

AN AGREEMENT has been reached between turfcutters and contractors regarding the areas designated and protected as EU habitat sites. There are 31 such sites on bogs around the country. RTÉ reports that the Irish Peatland Council said that under the agreement, no turf will be cut on those 31 sites after 2pm tomorrow, although turf that has already been cut there can still be removed.

# protected - Wednesday 13 April, 2011

Compensation package for turf-cutters announced

However, TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan criticises the offer, saying annual payments offered by the package are an inadequate substitute for the fuel.