KCLR

KCLR

At the heart of Kilkenny and Carlow, KCLR96fm broadcasts across both counties, 24 hours a day, over 7 days.
Established in 2004, KCLR has become the number one favourite with local listeners.
Broadcasting on the 96FM frequency, we have a wide range of programming catering for all interests and age groups, with listeners tuning in for our wide variety of local news and current affairs, sports commentary, music, entertainment, traffic and travel, farm news.
Listeners can find us live on air, online and on our app and across our social media platforms.

 

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 41 – Easter Recycling

As Ireland is set to recycle over 62,000 tonnes of packaging this Easter, Repak encourages the public to become egg-cellent recyclers by segregating and recycling their waste this Easter 

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 41 – Easter Recycling

With 62 thousand tonnes of waste expected to be generated this Easter bank holiday weekend, show producer Ethna Quirke caught up with Laura Sherry, Head of Marketing at Repak to find out how best to dispose of all of that Easter Egg packaging. For more in this series listen in[...]

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 40 – Biodiversity and Kilkenny County Council

Did you know?

  • More than 200 native species of stingless bees are responsible for pollinating approximately 90 percent of the trees in the Atlantic Forest. In addition, the honey they produce is sought after due to its health benefits and healing effects.
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April 25, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 40 – Biodiversity and Kilkenny County Council

Listen back to this week's episode as Etna Quirke chats to Bernadette Moloney the Biodiversity Officer with Kilkenny County Council as they discuss the work of the Biodiversity Officer, the Kilkenny County Council environmental plan, education and awareness and a bee identification workshop coming up. For more in this[...]

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 39 – The European Recycling Platform

Did you know?  The European Recycling Platform (ERP), Ireland’s only pan-European compliance scheme for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Waste Batteries today announced research results by Coyne Research which revealed that 1 in 3 adults have between 5 to 10 unused electrical cables in their homes. Charging[...]

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 39 – The European Recycling Platform

This week on ours to protect, series producer Ethna Quirke chats to James Burgess, National Country Manager of the European Recycling Platform to talk about electrical cables and a St. Patrick’s Day parade installation called “Trash Mammoth”. For more in this series listen in to KCLR every Thursday at 11.20am.[...]

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 38 – Ireland’s First Waste Management Plan for a Circular Economy

Did you know? Carlow & Kilkenny County Council’s are adopting Ireland’s First Waste Management Plan for a Circular Economy   A first of-its-kind national plan adopted by local government aims to stop waste growth over the next six years, preventing over a quarter of a million tonnes of waste.

April 25, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 38- A New National Waste Management plan

This week on Ours to Protect KEVIN SWIFT, Regional Waste Co-Ordinator with the Regional Waste Management Planning Offices who is going to tell us about the first of it’s kind national plan which aims to stop waste growth over the next six years in a bid to[...]

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 37 – George Quirke on life off the grid

On this week's Ours to Protect, series Producer Ethna caught up with her name sake George Quirke about living “off grid” – but what exactly does that mean? “Off grid” refers to energy that is generated and untied to the electrical grid.  However, most people use the[...]

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 37 – George Quirke on life off the grid

On this week's Ours to Protect, series Producer Ethna caught up with her name sake George Quirke about living off grid. For more in this series, listen in to KCLR every Thursday at 11.20am.[...]

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 36 – Enviro Core

On this week’s Ours to Protect, series Producer Ethna Quirke chatted to THOMAIS KAKOULI DUARTE, Director of Research at Enviro Core in SETU Carlow about the importance of climate action research, her own love of nature and The Green Campus group.[...]

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 35 – EPA Research

Did you know? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for protecting and improving the environment as a valuable asset for the people of Ireland. We are committed to protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation and pollution. We play key roles[...]

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 35 – EPA Research

This week on Ours to Protect, series producer Ethna Quirke spoke to the EPA about yesterday’s announcement of €14.3 million euro investment into research projects.  Darragh O’Neill, Senior Manager of the EPA’S Research Programme outlines some of the 33 projects to receive funding.[...]

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February 14, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 34 – EU Climate Targets

EU CLIMATE TARGETS 2040 - Reducing net emissions by 90% by 2040  In February 2024, the European Commission presented its assessment for a 2040 climate target for the EU. The Commission recommended reducing the EU’s net greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2040 relative to 1990. More

February 14, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 34 – A Green MEP

On this week’s Ours to Protect, series producer Ethna Quirke spoke with MEP Sean Kelly about the EU Commissions recommendation for the Union to achieve a 90% net reduction on greenhouse gas emissions. For more in this series listen in to KCLR every Thursday at 11.20am[...]

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February 14, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 33 – How the ReTurn scheme will work

Ireland is waking up to our first ever Deposit Return scheme this morning. To find out more about how it will all work, the hopes for the project and how you can help make a difference to the climate, series producer Ethna Quirke caught up with Niamh Kelly of Re-Turn[...]

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February 14, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 33 – How the ReTurn scheme will work

As Ireland’s first ever deposit return scheme begins it’s official roll out this morning, Ethna caught up with Niamh Kelly of Re-turn to chat about the initiative, the hopes for it’s success in helping reduce our carbon emissions and the specific’s of just how the scheme will work. For more[...]

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February 14, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 32 – What is the Deposit Return Scheme?

In this week’s Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke chatted with Colin O’Byrne, of Voice Ireland who is Lead on the Return for Change campaign, ahead of the introduction of the Deposit Return Scheme, in February. Why and what? In an effort to reduce pollution, a deposit will[...]

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February 14, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 32 – The Deposit Return Scheme Pt.2

This week on ours to protect we bring you part two of Ethna’s chat with Colin O’Byrne of Climate Chairty Voice Ireland. Have a listen … For more in this series listen in to KCLR every Thursday at 11.20am[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 31 – The Deposit Return Scheme

In this week’s Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke chatted with Colin O’Byrne, of Voice Ireland who is Lead on the Return for Change campaign, ahead of the introduction of the Deposit Return Scheme, in February. Why and what? In an effort to reduce pollution, a deposit will[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 31 – The Deposit Return Scheme

In this week’s Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke chatted with Colin O’Byrne, of Voice Ireland who is Lead on the Return for Change campaign.  In part one of their chat, Colin discusses ahead of the introduction of the Deposit Return Scheme, in February.[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 30 – Trifol & Plastics Recycling

In this week Ours to Protect, show Producer Ethna Quirke chatted with John Glavin about Trifol, an exciting new recycling project he is involved in.   About the company: Trifol is an Clean Technology company that has developed proprietary technologies to convert plastic waste into wax. Plastic waste is a global[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 30 – Trifol & Plastics Recycling

This week on Ours to Protect, show Producer Ethna Quirke chatted with John Glavin about Trifol, an exciting new recycling project he is involved in. For more in this series listen in to KCLR every Thursday at 11.20am[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 29 – Recycling 101

This week in the first series of the New Year, show producer Ethna Quirke caught up with Climate Action Co-ordinator of Carlow County Council, Jannette O’Brien to talk all things recycling. For more in this series listen in to KCLR every Thursday at 11.20am[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 29 – Recycling 101

Did you know that more than 60% of the contents in your rubbish bin can be recycled and you can find recycling centres in both Kilkenny and Carlow.   Waste Disposal - Refuse is accepted from both domestic and small to medium size businesses. Larger loads are weighed.  The charge[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 28 – Lamber deBie Flowers

On this week’s Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke chatted to Lamber deBie of Lamber deBie flowers who is embracing the “green” message wholeheartedly in his Kilkenny business.  Lamber’s top tips for sustainable floristry: Planet Plant At Lamber de Bie Flowers we really care about the planet and take actions[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 28 – Lamber deBie Flowers

On this week’s Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke chatted to Lamber deBie of Lamber deBie flowers who is embracing the “green” message wholeheartedly in his Kilkenny floristry business. For more in this series listen in to KCLR every Thursday at 11.30am[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 27 – Upcycle your Christmas

This week on Ours to Protect, Show Producer Ethna Quirke visited the beautiful St. Canice’s Cathedral to see the wonderful collection of decorations at their annual Christmas Tree Fair.  This year, as in previous years, there was no shortage of trees made from upcycled and recyclable household waste,[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 27 – The Christmas Tree Festival at St. Canice’s Cathedral

This week on Ours to Protect, Show Producer Ethna Quirke visited the beautiful St. Canice’s Cathedral to see the wonderful collection of decorations at their annual Christmas Tree Fair.  This year, as in previous years, there was no shortage of trees made from upcycled and recyclable household[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 26 – The Little Green Grocer

This week on Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke headed to Kilkenny’s Parliament Street to chat to Sarah Duggan, co-owner of the Little Green Grocery store to chat about shopping sustainably this Christmas. Sarah and her sister Eleanor are passionate about delicious fresh healthy food. The[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 26 – The Little Green Grocer

This week on Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke headed to Kilkenny’s Parliament Street to chat to Sarah Duggan, co-owner of the Little Green Grocer store to chat about shopping sustainably this Christmas. Sarah and her sister Eleanor are passionate about delicious fresh healthy food. The shelves[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 25 – The O’Loughlin Gaels Winning On Climate Action – DRAFT

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 25 – The O’Loughlin Gaels Winning On Climate Action

On this week’s Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke, headed down to O’Loughlin Gaels to hear all about their strive towards sustainability and why they are winners both on and off the pitch.   Eddie Buckley, Adult Hurling Chair at the Club told Ethna all about[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 24 – Tom Butler Part 2 – CCEN

Local environmental networks LENs are made up of individuals with interests in a wide range of environmental and climate issues. They provide a central hub around which people from a given area can gather, discuss projects, ask for help, create change and become involved in their local Public[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 24 – Tom Butler Part 2 – CCEN

On this week’s Ours to Protect, we’ll bring you part two of Show Producer Ethna Quirke’s chat with Tom Butler about his retreat from the corporate world, a return to nature and his work with the Carlow County Environmental Network and their upcoming “Feast upon the Earth”[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 23 – Local Environmental Networks

Did you know? Local environmental networks LENs are made up of individuals with interests in a wide range of environmental and climate issues. They provide a central hub around which people from a given area can gather, discuss projects, ask for help, create change and become involved in their[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 23 – Tom Butler Part 1

On this week’s Ours to Protect, Show Producer Ethna Quirke spoke to Tom Butler about his work retreat from the corporate world, a return to nature and his work with the Carlow County Environmental Network and their upcoming “Feast upon the Earth” event. For more in this series[...]

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November 21, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 22 – Sculptor Shane Holland

On this week’s Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke caught up with Designer and Sculptor Shane Holland on his most recent project, entitled the Submarinocurraplane – which is not only a celebration of recycling and remaking, but also a celebration of innovation combined with[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 21 – Tommy Cooke of Irish Wind Farmers Association

This week on “Ours to Protect”, we were joined by Kilkenny man, Tommy Cooke, member of The Irish Wind Farmers Association (IWFA) ahead of the associations Annual Conference in the Lyrath Hotel Kilkenny on Thursday, 23 November, will be the[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 21 – The Irish Wind Farmers Association

This week on “Ours to Protect” show producer Ethna Quirke caught up with Kilkenny man Tommy Cooke of the Irish Wind Farmers Association ahead of their upcoming Annual Conference in The Lyrath Hotel.  Tommy says that locally owned community and farmer owned wind projects are vital in[...]

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November 21, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 20 – Rewilding with Wild Acres

This week on Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke chatted to Brian O’Toole of Wild Acres, a social enterprise based in Wicklow, chats rewilding, sustainability and their workshops, one of which takes place locally on Monday. For more in this series listen in to KCLR every Thursday at 11.20am[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 19 – Jo Linehan – Editor Climate Supplement Irish Independent

Listen back to this week's episode as we chat to Jo Linehan - the Climate Supplement editor with the Irish Independent newspaper. For more in this series listen in to KCLR every Thursday at 11.20am[...]

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November 15, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 18 – What is a Climate Officer?

  What is a Climate Action Officer? A Climate Action Officer is responsible for managing and promoting behavioural and organisational culture change, building climate action awareness and readiness across the local authority.  It requires a broad technical knowledge of climate[...]

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November 15, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 18 – Carlow County Council Climate Action Plan

This week on Ours to Protect, Ethna Quirke continues her chat with Climate Action Officer with Carlow County Council, Jannette O’Brien.  Jannette is hugely passionate about, and committed to her work and tells us why.   Have a listen. For more in this series listen in to[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 17 – E Bikes in Carlow Town

  Carlow Co Council recently launched the county’s first shared electric bike service in partnership with mobility platform Bolt, offering electronically-powered assisted bicycles for low cost hire to residents and visitors to Carlow town. What is an e-bike? An electric[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 17 – E Bikes in Carlow Town

This week on Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke spoke to Jannette O’Brien, Climate Action Co-ordinator with Carlow County Council about the recent launch of the new EBIKE scheme for Carlow town.  For more in this series listen in to KCLR every Thursday at 11.20am[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 16 – Geological Society of Ireland

What is Geology? Geology is the science that deals with the earth's physical structure and substance, its history, and the processes that act on it. Geology of Ireland  For a relatively small area, 70,000 km2 Ireland has[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 16 – Geological Society of Ireland

This week on Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke spoke to Dr. Siobhan Power, of Geological Survey Ireland about the work of the organisation in the climate action sphere.   Siobhan began by telling us about the work of the organisation. For more in this series listen[...]

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September 26, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 15 – Refurbed

  This week on Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke chatted with Padraig Power at Refurbed to discuss their work in the sustainable electronic sphere and how the company aims to tackle the huge problem of E Waste, through their[...]

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September 26, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 15 – Refurbed

This week on Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke chatted with Padraig Power at Refurbed to discuss their work in the sustainable electronic sphere and how the company aims to tackle the huge problem of E Waste, through their work in refurbishing old electrical items. For[...]

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September 26, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 14 – Sustainable Training

This week on Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke spoke Environmental Educator Brendan McSorley of VERI Connect.ie about his work in sustainable training.  For more on this series, listen in to KCLR every Thursday at 11.20am[...]

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September 26, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 13 – Connecting to Nature

On this week’s “Ours to Protect”, show Producer, Ethna Quirke is joined by Sarah Fox, herbalist, yoga instructor and pagan priestess on the importance of connecting with nature. Sarah is ordained as 'Priestess of the Sacred Land' by Coire[...]

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September 26, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 13 – Connecting to Nature

This week on Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke spoke to Sarah Fox, herbalist, yoga instructor and pagan priestess about the importance of connecting to nature to build a sense of community with the world we live in.  For more in this series listen in to KCLR[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 12 – The Circular Economy

This week on Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke spoke to Warren Phelan, Manager of the Circular Economy Programme with the Environmental Protection Agency about latest recycling figures, which show that Ireland generated a whopping 1.2 million tonnes of[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 12 – The EPA

This week on Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke spoke to Warren Phelan, Manager of the Circular Economy Programme with the Environmental Protection Agency about the agencies latest recycling figures, which show that Ireland generated a whopping 1.2 million tonnes of packaging waste in 2021, with[...]

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September 26, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 11 – The Sign Post Programme

  This week on Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quike chatted to Patrick Dunphy, Climate Action and Sustainability Advisor with Teagasc, based here in Kilkenny about The Sign Post Programme, aimed at addressing Climate Action amongst the farming community. What is The Teagasc[...]

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August 28, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 11 – The Sign Post Programme

This week on Ours to Protect, show prodcer Ethna Quike chatted to Patrick Dunphy, Climate Action and Sustainability Advisor with Teagasc, based here in Kilkenny about The Sign Post Programme, aimed at addressing Climate Action amongst the farming community. For more in this series listen in to KCLR every Thursday[...]

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August 28, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 10 – Zero Waste Alliance Ireland

On this week’s episode of “Ours To Protect”, Ethna spoke to environmental consultant Jack O’Sullivan who is involved with Zero Waste Alliance Ireland (ZWAI). Here’s some more information about the organisation and how you can get involved. What is Zero[...]

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August 28, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 10 – A Career in the Environment Pt. 2

On this week’s Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke continues her chat with Environmental Consultant Jack O’Sullivan about his work with Zero Waste Ireland and some of his interesting thoughts on urine! Tune in every Thursday at 11.20 for the latest in our series and[...]

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August 17, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 9 – A Career in the Environment

    What is an Environmental Consultant? Environmental consultants provide expert assessment and advisory services on matters pertaining to the management of environmental issues.  They use their understanding of environmental policies, sustainability methods and occupational health and safety guidelines to provide effective[...]

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August 17, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 9 – Working as an Environmental Consultant

Listen back to this weeks episode as show producer Ethna Quirke spoke environmental consultant Jack O’Sullivan, about the work that he does and how he got started on his career.  For more in this series, listen in to KCLR every Thursday at 11.20am.[...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 8 – Greenside Up

On this week’s Ours to Protect, show producer, Ethna Quirke chats to Social, Community, Therapeutic Horticultural & Environmental Educationist Dee Sewell. Dee created Greenside Up in 2009 to help promote the grow your own ethos and raise environmental awareness. Dee helps[...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 8 – Greenside Up

On this week’s episode of ‘Ours to Protect’, show producer Ethna Quirke spoke to environmental educator Dee Sewell, of Greenside Up, who works with community groups around climate action and horticulture.   For more in this series listen in every Thursday at 11.20am[...]

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July 28, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 7 – The Climate Change Advisory Council

What is climate change?  "Climate change" means a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed[...]

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July 28, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 7 – Where are we on our Climate Change Targets?

On this week’s episode of ‘Ours to Protect’, show producer Ethna Quirke spoke to Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council, Marie Donnelly about where we are in terms of meeting our Climate targets. For more in this series, listen in[...]

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July 28, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 6 – Eco Art in your Area

Artists Anne Cleary & Denis Connolly are navigating Ireland’s inland waterways meeting local artists, scientists, and communities to spark climate action.  The Mayfair has been undertaking a zero carbon journey to the east - along the Shannon,[...]

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July 28, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 6 – An Eco Art Journey

On this week’s episode of ‘Ours to Protect’, show producer Ethna Quirke spoke to eco-artist, Anne Cleary about her and her partner, Denis Connelly’s two year solar journey on Ireland’s waterways, meeting communities, observing nature and telling of their encounters with artists, activists and scientists[...]

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July 28, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 5 – Eco Friendly Gardening

Eco-friendly Gardening When planning your garden or a local community plot, there's a world of possibilities at your fingertips to create a beautiful and sustainable space that encourages mental well-being and promotes biodiversity.  By implementing a few simple practices, you[...]

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July 28, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 5 – The Elderflower Gardening Group

On this week’s episode of ‘Ours to Protect’, Amy McLoughlin spoke to Catherine Yates from the Elderflower Gardening Group about how they make a difference to our environment as a community in their retirement years! For more in this series listen in to KCLR every Thursday at 11.20am[...]

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July 5, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 4 – The Green Clubs Initiative

  About the Green Clubs Initiative:    The Green Clubs Programme is a partnership between the GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association and Local Authorities across Ireland. This partnership has its origins in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Champions[...]

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July 5, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 4 – The Green Clubs Initiative

Listen back as Ethna Quirke is joined by Carlow County Council's Climate Action Coordinator Jannette O'Brien, who explains all about the  "National Green Clubs Initiative" -  a fantastic partnership between The GAA, The LGFA, The Camogie Association of Ireland and local authorities right[...]

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July 5, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 3 – A focus on Biodiversity

  What is Biodiversity?  Biodiversity is all the different kinds of life you’ll find in one area—animals, plants, vegetation, fungi, and even microorganisms like bacteria that make up our natural world. Each of these work together in ecosystems, to maintain balance and[...]

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July 5, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly episode 3 – A focus on Biodiversity

Listen back to this weeks episode and hear Ethna chat with Kilkenny County Council’s new Biodiversity Officer Bernadette Maloney. For more in this series listen in every Thursday at 11.20am [...]

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June 23, 2023

TITLE: KCLR -Weekly Episode 2 – Newtown Dunleckney National School – a Green School

It’s week three of our brand new, hugely exciting, year-long radio project called “Ours To Protect”.  This week show Producer Ethna Quirke was out and about for a chat with The Green Schools Committee of Newtown Dunleckney National School about their tree planting initiative and being awarded[...]

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June 23, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tip Sheet 2 – Why we need more Trees

  Did you know? Trees capture carbon from the atmosphere as they grow.  Through a process of photosynthesis, woods and forests absorb atmospheric carbon and lock it up for centuries.  The entire woodland ecosystem plays a huge role in[...]

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June 15, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Episode 1 – Focus on Climate Activists

Join Ethna Quirke as she chats with Local Climate Activist and Minister for National PArks and Wildlife Service, Green Party TD Malcom Noonan. Listen in to KCLR every Tuesday at 11.20am for more in this series    [...]

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June 15, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Episode 1 – The Panel

Listen back to KCLR Live with Brian Redmond as he chats with Ceo of KCLR & Chair of the IBI, John Purcell about the IBI led 'Ours To Protect' project, as well as Kilkenny Climate Action Officer Dearbhala Ledwidge and Ursula Ahern, Waste Prevention Officer of the Southern Region Waste Management[...]

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November 21, 2023

TITLE: KCLR – Weekly Tips 20 – Rewilding

This week on Ours to Protect, show producer Ethna Quirke chatted to Brian O’Toole of Wild Acres, a social enterprise based in Wicklow, who talked all things rewilding, sustainability and their workshops, one of which takes place locally at Savour[...]

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