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Lions Club Comes to the Rescue
15th June 2015
Tullamore community groups and businesses provide financial support for Just Forests education programme
Europe's largest wooden rollercoaster opens to the public at Tayto Park, Co Meath, Ireland.
12th June 2015
Europe’s largest wooden rollercoaster and the first with an inversion, the Cú Chulainn, was opened to the public, on 5 June at 12.30pm at Tayto Park in Ashbourne, Co Meath.
Pope speaks out on preserving the environment-Francis is making the environment a top concern and speaking out against the ‘sin’ of ‘exploiting the Earth’
12th June 2015
Environmentalists are thrilled that Francis is lending his moral authority to provide an ethical foundation for action to stem climate change.His remarks come ahead of his eagerly awaited encyclical on climate change.
44 Elephant Species are Threatened with Extinction.
28th May 2015
SAVE THE VEGETARIANS, SAVE THE WORLD A new review of the world’s largest herbivores shows 60 percent face extinction—and that’s bad news for everyone.
Danish timber giant kicked out of Forest Stewardship Council certification scheme for trading illegal timber
13th February 2015
Call for Danish and European regulators of the EU’s illegal timber ban to answer for potential failures to enforce rules against the Danish “conflict timber” trader
HSBC has also bankrolled logging companies causing widespread environmental destruction and human rights abuses.
9th February 2015
Sunday 8th February, 2015: HSBC’s Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets, doling out bundles of untraceable cash and advising clients on how to circumvent domestic tax authorities, according to a huge cache of leaked secret bank account files. (The Guardian)   HSBC has bankrolled logging companies causing widespread...  
Significant Victory for Press Freedom
12th January 2015
In a significant victory for press freedom, diamond billionaire Beny Steinmetz has failed in a bid to force Global Witness to hand over source material gathered in a corruption investigation after the UK’s data watchdog upheld statutory protections for public-interest journalism.
Ill-gotten gains must be used to benefit the world’s poor
8th January 2015
THE world has made enormous progress in recent decades in the fight against poverty. But, as 2014 draws to a close, 1bn people — one in seven— still live on less than $1 a day. Changing much-cherished bank- secrecy laws is worth the effort. Corruption, tax evasion, and the capture of natural-resource revenues undermine the rule of law, weaken the social fabric, erode citizens’ trust in...  
Pope Francis Expected To Instruct One Billion Catholics To Act On Climate Change
30th December 2014
At the end of 2015, the nations of the world will meet in Paris and attempt to hammer out a global deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions. And Pope Francis hopes that the world’s Catholics, as well as other major religions, will be a big part of serious climate action.
Coillte chiefs refuse to tell Government how much CEO is paid
30th November 2014
Forestry body Coillte has refused to tell the Irish Government how much it is paying its top executive.
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