Ireland begins ratification of Paris Agreement

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten T.D., has secured Cabinet approval that will start the process for the ratification of the Paris Agreement for Climate Change (UNFCCC).  The Government has today (18 October) agreed to seek the approval of Dáil Éireann under Article 29 of our Constitution which states that prior approval […]

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Five years of Shale Gas: Public Health Impacts

The evidence is now clear Five years ago, American Journal of Public Health  published an article discussing the potential harm to the environment and human health from horizontal drilling and high volume hydraulic fracturing of shale. At that time the USA were importing oil and gas to meet their demands but the price at pump was high so the pressure […]

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Texas oil and gas firm backs down from explorations in South Africa

Pushing away the threat Durban – The Texas-based oil exploration company Rhino Resources has cut back on the scale of its proposed oil and gas exploration bid in KwaZulu-Natal after a major public backlash. The company’s local subsidiary company, Rhino Oil and Gas Exploration, lodged an exploration application early last year covering a massive 1 […]

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Last weekend we, the Good Energies EVS volunteers, decided to visit Sligo. Two weeks ago we went to Strandhill but we hadn’t the opportunity to make a tour of the city and now that we have, we can say that we really enjoyed it! Sligo is one of those cities where you can feel a […]


My first view of the Atlantic Ocean.

It is easy to believe we are each waves And forget we are also the ocean…    Jon J.Muth I come from Belarus which is a land-locked country and last week, I saw the Atlantic ocean for the first time. With the other new EVS volunteers working with GEAI we visited Sligo and saw the ocean […]

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It has been almost a month since we, the new EVS volunteers, arrived in Leitrim to work with GEAI. This week we attended some cultural events in Carrick-on-Shannon and Ballinaglera – great experiences! On Thursday 4th October we enjoyed a concert at The Dock Arts Centre: Caitlin and Ciaran with special guest Siobhan O Donnell! […]



GEAI has won 3rd Prize in a national competition, “Pay It Forward”, to publicise 20 years of the European Voluntary Service programme.  Three young EVS volunteers, together with a young local film-maker, Barry Gilmartin, made a really excellent short video to show the world what life is like for volunteers in County Leitrim and the […]

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