Anyone with an ounce of sense will instantly see the headline above for what it is: sensationalist, ill-informed clap-trap. Nonetheless headlines just like it have been rife across Irish media following calls for a cull of the birds by Senator Denis O'Donovan in the Seanad earlier this week.Here are just some of the questionable headlines, introducing equally … [Read more...] about Seagulls ate my aunty’s dog! Really?
A social media storm is brewing surrounding an ill-informed and disturbingly inaccurate radio interview about birds conducted on the Pat Kenny Show on national Irish radio station Newstalk FM yesterday (Wed 14 January).On the show, host Pat Kenny (pictured left) introduced Biochemistry Professor, Luke O'Niell (yes, you read that right -- a professor of biochemistry), about … [Read more...] about Raptors in the firing line on national radio show
Last night I penned this email to Cllr. John Sheahan, Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council, in response to his outrageous call for an "Open Season" on hen harriers in the county.This morning I received an email with the following standard letter attached, clarifying Cllr. Sheahan's position: Reply to "OPEN SEASON" remarkDear Sirs,I wish to thank you for writing … [Read more...] about “Open Season” on hen harrier: Cllr. John Sheahan’s response
I'm at a loss to understand what Cllr. John Sheahan could have been thinking when he made his "Open Season" on hen harriers statement (as reported in the Limerick Leader and outlined on this site here).I felt compelled (along with many other people I'm sure) to write to Cllr. Sheahan expressing my thoughts on his frankly outrageous statement. You'll find the full text of … [Read more...] about Email to Cllr. John Sheahan re. “Open Season” on Hen Harriers statement
Irish farmers are intelligent people... and many of the farmers I meet on a day-to-day basis have at least some understanding of the wildlife they share their land with.I live in a farming community, and much of the wildlife I encounter every day is living on in and around farmland. I can't in good conscience pretend that most farmers are benevolent to wildlife... they … [Read more...] about Irish farmers, you need representatives with more “cop on”!