The day that Fracking died in Ireland!

6th July 2017 was a historic day in the Republic of Ireland, the Bill to ban onshore fracking was signed into law by President Michael D Higgins. The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill brought by Sligo-Leitrim TD Tony McLoughlin received generalized support from across the political parties. Deputy McLoughlin […]

Three years left to save our climate!

The climate situation is even more urgent now – the year 2020 is crucially important. When it comes to climate, timing is everything. Should emissions continue to rise beyond 2020, or even remain level, climatologists calculate that the temperature goals set in Paris become almost unattainable. MISSION 2020 is a collaborative campaign to raise ambition […]

Ireland bans fracking!

The taste of sweet success! Wednesday morning was a historic occasion- with all-party support, the Bill to ban Fracking in Ireland was passed without opposition. The voice of the people and especially of the communities of the Northwest was heard loud and clear. “A great day and a great achievement by all concerned. This campaign […]

Day by day with GEAI

Weekend in Donegal

Ireland is subdivided into 4 provinces and 32 traditional counties, each one with a different attractiveness. This weekend was the turn of Donegal County. The idea was to spend the weekend visiting a friend in Letterkenny and between the journey and the short time I had, I was conscious that I couldn’t visit a lot […]

Evaluation time

Evaluation time has come. Yesterday, 31st of May, GEAI EVS volunteers organised the evaluation of all activities/games they have leaded during the year in Youth Café Drumshanbo. Each child recieved the evaluation form in which we placed different smiley faces meaning the activities were: really good, good, ok or didn’t enjoy. The form also contained […]

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How history was made in front of our eyes as we went to the Dail to witness the vote to ban fracking

After six years of campaigning against fracking in Ireland, GEAI members finally saw the impact of their action and of the commitment of the many people who joined the fight. On Wednesday the 31th of June, between 10am and 12am, TDs gathered in the Dail to unanimously agree on banning Fracking from Ireland. And GEAI […]

EVS experience: Biodiversity Trek at Lough Boora Parklands

   From the 19th to the 28th of May, Biodiversity was celebrated in Ireland through about 50 events forming our National Biodiversity Week. All over the country, environmental organisations offered free family-friendly events in order to regenerate the link between People and Nature as well as reminding us how much our wildlife and flora are […]

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