Medact is a medical charity based in London that educates, analyses and campaigns for global health on issues related to conflict, poverty and the environment. On 7th of July Medact released a an updated assessment of the potential health impacts of  unconventional shale gas production in England. This new report updates the review from 2015 with the latest evidence […]



Anti-fracking campaigners are celebrating this weekend! The news broke on Thursday that Infrastrata had drilled 2,000 metres underground at Woodburn Forest, Carrickfergus but found water instead of oil in their two target rock formations.  The drill had been the subject of much concern among the anti-fracking campaigners throughout Ireland who were extremely worried that this […]


The end of Fracking proposals in Ireland?

Could this stop the oil and gas industry? Tony McLoughlin, Fine Gael T.D., has put forward an amendment to the Petroleum and Minerals Act that, though outwardly simple, could effectively ban any further on-shore exploration or extraction of oil or gas from rock or coal in the Republic of Ireland. Wording of the Amendment Wording […]

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Ireland, an important experience in my life

The French Erasmus+ Agency on 20th June published the portrait of Cédric, the French EVS Volunteer who worked in GEAI since September. After nine months here, Cédric shares his experience and his learnings. (Read the original article)     My name is Cédric, I’m 24 and for 9 months I’m a European Volunteer in Ireland with […]


6th June: From Game of Thrones to the Games of Politics

6th of June was a bank holiday in Ireland, a proper way to begin the summer! Here at GEAI the volunteers celebrated by taking a road trip to Antrim  that ended up with a rally and debate at Stormont, the Northern Ireland Parliament. On our way, we stopped at the Dark Hedges, a beautiful avenue […]

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Energy Ireland 2016

Thursday 16th and Friday 17th June in Croke Park, Dublin, Lisandra and Aedín attended the 20th annual Energy Ireland conference – Ireland’s energy transition. This was Ireland’s major annual energy conference with plenary and workshop sessions and 40 speakers, in two full days, from the European Commission, Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Sustainable […]


Solar Electricity Ireland

Tuesday in Kells, Co. Meath, Lisandra and Liam attended a presentation about Solar Electricity in Ireland. This was a joint event between Engineers Ireland (North East region) and their Energy – Environment division. The speaker was Robert Goss Director of Solar Electric in Wexford, who has worked in the solar PV industry for six years, […]

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