LMFM

LMFM

LMFM is the local radio station for counties Louth and Meath. It is the largest franchise area outside of Dublin and Cork. Its broadcast area stretches from the border with Northern Ireland to the M50 and includes the major population centres of Dundalk, Drogheda, Navan and Ashbourne.

Established in 1989 LMFM has dominated radio listenership in the Louth Meath area for the last 20 years commanding on average 30% of all the time spent listening to radio. More than 70,000 people tune in on a daily basis. LMFM has built its success on quality, offering a varied and comprehensive range of programmes professionally produced and presented and designed to appeal to the maximum audience. The broadcast of local information in an entertaining and timely manner lies at the core of our programmes.

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 42 – EPA Summary

 EPA Industrial and Waste Licence Enforcement Summary 2023 - Key Highlights

  • The EPA carried out over 1,200 inspections at 535 licensed industrial and waste facilities. 91 per cent of these were unannounced.
  • The Licence & Enforcement Access Portal (LEAP)[...]

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 42 – EU Marine project, Aspen Ideas, EPA and Earth rotation

On this week’s episode:

  • A new climate change research project aims to find a way forward that both supports and protects Ireland's fishing and marine communities. Researchers in Mary Immaculate College will receive €300,000 to investigate the issue as part of the[...]

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 41 – Renewing your heating system for Sustainability

Heat pump systems Older gas and oil-fired boilers waste energy and are costly to run. This is because of the amount of fuel they need to maintain comfort levels and hot water in the home. By replacing an older gas or oil boiler with a heat pump system you[...]

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 41 – Green Climate Directive, SEAI, Clean Coasts and ARC

On this week’s episode: In the absence of specific rules on claims regarding the 'green' nature of products, how can consumers be sure that such claims are reliable, comparable and verifiable throughout the European Union? The Green Claims Directive (“GCD”) proposal was adopted by the European[...]

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 40 – Energy Efficient Buildings & EU regulation

Energy Performance of Buildings Directive The proposed revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive aims to progressively reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy consumption in the EU building sector, and make it climate neutral by 2050. It also aims to have more worst-performing buildings renovated and improve[...]

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 40 – Energy Efficient Buildings & EU regulation

The European parliament last week approved a new law that requires member states to push the renovation of buildings to make them more energy-efficient and reduce the EU's carbon emissions. 370 members of the European Parliament voted in favour of the bill, while 199 opposed and[...]

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 39 – Powering Prosperity, Irelands Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy

‘Powering Prosperity’ – an ambitious Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy for Ireland The Strategy has 40 actions for implementation in 2024 and 2025 and was developed in collaboration with other Government Departments and agencies. It is anchored on four core pillars:

  • Offshore Wind Supply Chains:[...]

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 39 – Powering Prosperity, Irelands Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy

On this week's episode:

  • We hear about the launch of ‘Powering Prosperity – Ireland’s Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy’, the first strategy of its kind for Ireland. The Strategy’s vision is to build a successful new offshore wind energy (OWE) sector by the[...]

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 38 – Circular Economy Waste Plan

How much waste are we currently generating?

  • 3.2 million tonnes of municipal waste was generated in Ireland in 2021. That’s equivalent to 644kg per person. The European average is 527kg per person.
  • 41% of waste in Ireland is currently recycled[...]

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 38 – Housing and Circular Economy

The need for the Minister for Housing to update the building regulations was raised in the Seanad in the past week. Sinn Féin Senator Lynn Boylan said it's necessary to increase the share of timber-framed buildings and new building technologies in order to reduce emissions. More

April 25, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 37 – Failte Ireland Climate Action Programme

Fáilte Ireland Climate Action Programme - Benefits for Businesses Participating in this Programme provides you with a dedicated Advisor for step-by-step support, helping you cut costs and contribute to national targets, boosting the overall reputation of Ireland’s tourism sector. The Climate Action Programme is customised for your business’s[...]

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April 25, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 37 – Failte Ireland Climate Action Programme

On this week’s episode Fáilte Ireland this week unveiled ambitious plans to drive sustainable tourism development across Ireland and support the decarbonisation of tourism businesses. Central to the plans is a new Climate Action Programme, developed in consultation with tourism businesses, which includes the appointment[...]

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 36 – Social Justice Ireland ‘Measuring Progress’ Report

Did you know ? The Social Justice Ireland ‘Measuring Progress’ report comprises three dimensions: economy, society and environment.   Ireland is ranked 9th out of the 14 countries on the economy.  On the social index, Ireland is in the middle of the ranking, in[...]

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 36 – Farmers Protest

This week farmers protested outside the monthly meeting of Louth County Council as part of the IFA's 'Enough is Enough' campaign in a bid to highlight what it claims is the "over regulation" being imposed on them, while a new study claims Dublin could be among some of the[...]

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 35 – Are you eligible for an Amenity Grant?

Did you know?   Louth County Council Amenity Grant Scheme Eligibility Criteria: All interested groups must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Amenity Grant Scheme: Formal Establishment: Groups must be formally established and able to provide satisfactory evidence of their existence. Documentation: Submission of minutes[...]

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February 25, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 35 – Reaction to EU Proposals

This week we got the reaction of local MEP Colm Markey on the European Commission recommendations to make the EU carbon neutral by 2050, and Louth County Council has launched its annual amenity grant scheme with a focus on biodiversity and climate action. For more in this series listen in[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 34 – Emission Reductions

Did you know?  The Commission has today tuesday, February 6th 2024 published a detailed impact assessment on possible pathways to reach the agreed goal of making the European Union climate neutral by 2050. Based on this impact assessment, the Commission recommends a 90% net greenhouse gas emissions reduction by[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 34 – EU Comm proposals on emissions, Dublin airport and traffic

On this week's episode of Ours to Protect, we examine the new European Commission proposals on greenhouse gas emissions, plans to increase the cap on passenger numbers at Dublin airport and radical new traffic plans for the capital. The European Commission is poised to recommend that the EU[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 33 – EPA’s Climate Change Assessment, Biodiversity Plan, Jan temps & MCC

Did you know? Key findings of the Environmental Protection Agency’s first Climate Change Assessment Report

  • Human activity has resulted in widespread and rapid changes in climate which are already impacting us all today.
  • The future climate is in our collective hands.[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 33 – EPA’s Climate Change Assessment, Biodiversity Plan, Jan temps & MCC

A new report says Ireland needs to be climate neutral by 2050 by the latest. The first Climate Change Assessment found 16 of the 20 warmest years in Ireland happened since 1990. The head of Ireland's national parks says we are the last generation who will[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 32 – The Trim Air Quality Project and Trilateral Research AI

The Trim Air Quality Project

Background

Urban air pollution remains a serious environmental problem, and as urban air quality declines, the risk of health issues such as stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, as well as chronic and acute respiratory diseases increase. Air pollution also contributes to the damage of building[...]

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February 13, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 32 – The Trim Air Quality Project and Trilateral Research AI

Young people from across County Meath have taken part in a workshop to measure, discuss, and learn about air pollution and its effects on health and wellbeing in the town of Trim. The Trim Air Quality Project was launched in May 2022 and has used state-of-the-art[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 31 – Dysons Global Connected Air Quality Data Project

The Dyson Global Connected Air Quality Data project analyses more than half a trillion data points to paint a picture of the air quality in real homes around the world, understand user behaviors and compare indoor and outdoor air quality. The indoor air quality studied is based on[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 31 – Dysons Global Connected Air Quality Data Project

Dyson’s first Global Connected Air Quality Data project examines the indoor air quality data from more than 2.5m connected Dyson air purifiers - with Ireland ranking 23rd on a list of 32 countries for indoor air pollution. This week we hear from Salman Faris - an[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 30 – Deposit Return Scheme

Benefits of the Deposit Return Scheme

Convenient for Everyone

With return points all across Ireland, returning your Re-turn drinks containers couldn't be easier. Anywhere that sells drinks with the Re-turn logo, must accept your empty, undamaged containers and refund your deposit in cash or against other purchases.

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 30 – Deposit Return Scheme and Solar Farm update

The government’s Deposit Return Scheme launches on February 1st. From that date all retailers will be required to charge a small deposit on plastic drinks bottles or aluminium cans that feature the Re-turn logo. Michael Breen from the group 'Sick of Plastic' in Trim joins[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 29 – Recycling this Christmas

Recycling Tips for Christmas Waste Trees: Real Christmas Trees are being accepted at recycling centres in Navan, Trim, Kells and Thornton’s Dunboyne Recycling Centre for shredding. They will also be taken at the following locations during office hours:

  • Meath County Council Depot in Duleek[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 29 – Recycling this Christmas

With the Christmas and New Year festivities drawing to a close, one of the areas we'll be concentrating on this week is what to do with all that waste and packaging. Also this month, Brown Bins will be rolled out across the country to help deal[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 28 – Sustainable Christmas

Tips for a Sustainable Christmas

  • Wrapping paper – Wrap up this year in style by re-imagining and recycling wrapping paper from gifts received, remembering to keep it clean, dry, and pop it in loose.   
  • Sweet and biscuit wrappers – Indulge[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 28 – Clean Coasts Award win and Repak Christmas Tips

On this week's episode we hear from Aidan Gray from Clean Coasts. Aidan outlines the task of helping to keep Ireland's 3,000+ kilometres of coastline clean and the huge effort from volunteers across the country. He also tells us about Bettystown Tidy Towns success at[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 27 – Disposing of Food Waste

What does this new EU legislation regarding household food and biowaste entail? There is good news for households in rural areas. New legislation, coming into effect in January 2024, means all householders in Ireland will be entitled to a brown bin recycling collection service from their waste collector. Whether[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 27 – Brown Bins and COP28

On this week's episode  we speak to Pauline McDonogh from MyWaste.ie on the new EU legislation coming into force in January 2024, which will mean that households will be able to avail of a Brown Bin for food waste collection. Also[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 26 – A Sustainable Christmas

Top Tips for a Green Christmas

Gifts Many gifts, while lovingly bought go unused, particularly gift sets and novelty items. Giving doesn’t always mean buying. So for a greener Christmas and some smarter gift giving, why not try some of the following ideas. Click on the links for[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 26 – A sustainable Christmas

With Christmas almost upon us, this week we focus on how you can play your part in making this year's festivities more sustainable. We'll be concentrating on three main areas - presents, food and post-Christmas - how we deal with all the packaging and leftovers from[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 25 – Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Did you know?   There is a European Green Deal, which is a new law agreed to cut aviation emissions by promoting sustainable aviation fuels The ReFuelEU Aviation proposal was reached in April between the European Parliament and the Council. Once in place, the new rules will help decarbonise the[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 25 – Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Air travel will become more expensive unless there is a massive scale-up in the production of sustainable aviation fuel, according to local Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey. He hosted the conference: ‘Fuelling Change: Sustainable Aviation in Ireland and the EU’, which took place at the City[...]

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November 27, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 24 – UN Temperature concerns and SEAI Projections Report

Looking to start your sustainable energy journey? Find out more here on how you can get started. Individual Impact Everyday from the moment we get up, we are using energy. From taking a shower, to making breakfast, and travelling to[...]

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November 27, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 24 – UN Temperature concerns and SEAI Projections Report

Every year the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland produces a national projections report which examines how it believes current government policy on sustainable energy will impact they way we use energy in the future and what that means in terms of our future energy related emissions. More

November 27, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 23 – Cigarette butts, and their impact on the environment

What can we do?

  • Dispose of your cigarette butts in the appropriate bin
  • If there is no suitable bin nearby, carry around a portable ashtray or make your own by cleaning out[...]

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November 27, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 23 – Cigarette butts, and their impact on the environment

This week we are highlighting the issue of waste generated from cigarette butts, and the impact it is having on the environment. A new campaign aimed at targeting the issue is currently running until the end of November and has one simple message “Butts are for[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 22 – Sustainability in Business

Circular economy: definition, importance and benefits (Source: European Parliament) The circular economy: find out what it means, how it benefits you, the environment and our economy. The European Union produces more than 2.2 billion tonnes of waste every year. It[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 22 – Sustainability in Business

This week, we hear about what businesses can do to ensure that 'sustainability' is not just a buzzword in their company ideology. Refurbed are a company who use the circular economy as their business template to help reuse parts of electrical goods to then refurbish these goods[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 21 – Dunleer Energy Team and EU Commission Maros Sefcovic

SEC Tip Sheet If you are a Sustainable Energy Community, the services outlined below are what the Energy Team can provide to your community. Education To help inspire and recruit homeowners to become involved in a Sustainable Energy Community retrofit[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 20 – Refurbed and E-Waste

This week’s episode is looking at E-Waste and how a circular economy might be the way forward for business and also for the average person to help reduce e-waste and help the environment. We talked with Padraig Power, Senior Marketing Manager for Global Operations at refurbed. More

November 7, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 20 – Recycling Electronics

1.Check Product Lifespan. Do some research when you’re ready to buy a new product. Make sure it’s one that won’t break easily or become damaged shortly after you purchase it. In other words, look for products likely to[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 21 – Dunleer Energy Team and EU Commission Maros Sefcovic

In 2015, members of the community in Dunleer in County Louth came together to establish the Dunleer Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) a member of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) SEC network.  The Group's vision was to provide leadership to communities on addressing the challenges of[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 19 – Lough Neagh Algae Bloom

Did you know? Lough Neagh is the largest lake in Ireland and the largest body of freshwater in Britain and Ireland. It has a surface area of 383km2 and borders five of the six counties in[...]

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November 7, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 19 – Lough Neagh Algae Bloom

Lough Neagh is the largest lake in Ireland and the largest body of freshwater in Britain and Ireland. It has a surface area of 383km2 and borders five of the six counties in Northern Ireland.  The Lough is currently suffering from a[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 18 – Cloth Nappy Library Ireland

There are a number of benefits to using cloth nappies -benefits for baby, parents and our planet! Most people who choose cloth do so for multiple reasons. From birth to potty training most babies will use thousands of disposable[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 18 – Cloth Nappy Library Ireland

The European Union’s flagship environmental policies have delivered results, according to the President of the European Commission.  The EU’s Green Deal aims to cut emissions and improve the environment in exchange for billions of Euro of investment in renewables and green industries.  In a speech[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 17 – Trim Air Quality Project

This week we heard from Meath County Council about the Trim Air Quality Project. The local authority has been shortlisted for two awards in the Excellence in Local Government Awards 2023. One of the nominations is in the 'Climate Change' category where the County Council[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 17 – Trim Air Quality Project

About the Trim Air Quality Project Objectives

  • Build a highly secure, scalable, open-source, cloud-based data capture and analytics platform
  • Collect and process data from air quality sensors as well as other sources
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October 12, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 16 – Improving Air Quality

What can I do? What's needed to help improve Ireland's air quality? What can I do? We can all help improve the quality of the air that we breathe:

  • Reduce Particulate Matter (PM) pollution from home heating:
  • [...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 16 – Make a Wish & EPA Air Quality

On this week's episode we hear about a magical woodland in Co. Louth taking part in the fight against climate change and the latest EPA Air Quality Report. The Make-A-Wish Woodland, comprising 8,000 trees, has been officially opened in Richardstown in County Louth. The children's[...]

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September 26, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 15 – SEAI Final Energy Balance Part 2

    10 Tips for Saving Energy at Home and On-The-Move  

  1. When using your thermostat, reduce the temperature by 1°C and you could save 10%
  2. Heat it when you need it - use timers or smart heating controls to[...]

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September 26, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 15 – SEAI Final Energy Balance Part 2

On last week’s episode, we looked at how much energy we used last year and what effect this is having on the environment. This week, Lee Carroll from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is back again but this time, he takes a look[...]

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September 26, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 14 – SEAI Final Energy Balance Part 1

10 Key Insights from the SEAI’s Final Energy Balance for 2022  

  1. Ireland’s energy demand in 2022 was 4.8% higher than in 2021
 
  1. This overall year-on-year increase was largely driven by a 20.1% increase in energy[...]

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September 26, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 14 – SEAI Final Energy Balance Part 1

Energy is a hot topic of conversation at the moment. Everyone has faced higher energy bills since Russia invaded Ukraine last year with providers only now starting to reduce their prices. But just how much energy are we using, where is Ireland’s energy coming from and[...]

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September 26, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 13 – Síolta Chroí Co-operative Farming

  Síolta Chroí are based in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan and aim to restore Ireland’s ecosystems and communities. The group plan to do this through three unique strands:

  1. Education focused on regenerative cultures
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September 26, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 13 – Síolta Chroí Co-operative Farming

Listen back to this week's episode as we look at Síolta Chroí Co-operative Farming in Monaghan. For more in this series listen back to LMFM every Tuesday 12.45pm.[...]

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August 28, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 12 – Sick of Plastic Community Group in Trim

The Environmental Protection Agency's latest figures on packaging waste confirm that plastics present a serious challenge. Only 28% of plastic packaging waste was recycled in 2021, a long way off the 2025 EU target of 50%. The majority of Ireland’s plastic packaging waste is[...]

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August 28, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 12 – Sick of Plastic?

  Here are some tips for how you can reduce your plastic use:

  • Bring your lunch to work. It’s cheaper, generally healthier, and much better for the planet than buying food & drink in single-use plastic packaging. More

August 28, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 11 – Endangered Species in Dundalk Bay and Estuary

10 Ways to Help Our Ocean   Around Home

  1. Conserve Water
Use less water so excess run-off and wastewater will not flow into the ocean  
  1. Reduce Pollutants
Choose non-toxic chemicals and dispose of herbicides, pesticides, and cleaning products properly   More

August 28, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 11 – Endangered Species in Dundalk Bay and Estuary

On last week’s episode, we heard from Aoife O'Mahony from Fair Seas about the Special Areas of Conservation - or SACs - in Ireland’s oceans and what needs to be done to better protect our marine life. This week, Aoife’s colleague, Grace Carr, who is[...]

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August 28, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 10 – Dundalk Bay SAC

  Fair Seas’ 10 Key Asks for Ireland’s New Marine Protected Area Legislation

  1. Strengthen language defining the 30% MPA (Marine Protected Areas) by 2030 target
The language within the bill must be much stronger than it currently is outlined in the[...]

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August 28, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 10 – Dundalk Bay SAC

Dundalk Bay stretches 16 kilometres from the Castletown River along the Cooley Peninsula in the north to Annagassan in the south. Part of the bay is protected as a Special Area of Conservation - or SAC - due to a number of habitats that are listed[...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 9 – Impact of hottest July on record

  Everyone can help limit climate change. From the way we travel, to the electricity we use and the food we eat, we can make a difference. Start with these ten actions to help tackle the climate crisis. Save energy at home More

August 6, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 9 – Impact of hottest July on record

Climate scientists have predicted that July 2023 will likely go down as the warmest July on record across the world and possibly the warmest July in at least 120,000 years. According to the Washington Post, China registered an all-time high temperature for the[...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 8 – Carbon Footprints for Farmers

  Carbon Emissions - Know your number As farmers, you are being asked to reduce GHG emissions from your farming system to control global warming. To do this you need to know the current carbon emissions for your farm. Over 54,000 dairy[...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 8 – Future of Dairy Industry in Ireland

Listen back to this week's episode from LMFM in the Ours to Protect series. Thousands of dairy farmers attended Moorepark’23, the Teagasc National Dairy Event, which took place recently. The theme of this year’s event was ‘Securing a Sustainable Future’. Since milk quota removal the dairy industry[...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 7 – The Switch to Solar

  TOP TIPS WHEN CONSIDERING THE SWITCH TO SOLAR How do commercial solar panels differ from domestic panels? Solar panels for businesses average 1.9m by 1.2m and are larger than panels installed on the roofs of domestic premises, which normally measure 1.7m by[...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 7 – EU efforts to help renewable energy profits

  Listen back to this week's episode as we hear from the European Commission on how it can help Ireland to reduce “bottlenecks” in planning permits for renewable energy projects. But first, businesses in Louth and Meath that switch to solar power can expect their new energy[...]

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July 25, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 6 – Green for Micro – Ten ways to turn your business green

  1. Rent IT equipment rather than buy it
If you tend to use laptops, iPads, projectors and other IT equipment fairly sporadically, consider hiring the technology you need rather than buying it outright. It can be cheaper as there’s no[...]

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July 25, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 6 – Green for Micro – a sustainable business initiative

On this week’s episode, we find out about a free initiative that is now open to a whole new range of local businesses in Louth and Meath to help them become more sustainable.   Green for Micro is a free programme that helps small businesses take the[...]

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July 25, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 5 – What about that Weather?

Listen back to this weeks episode from LMFM With multiple warnings that the planet is getting warmer at an alarming rate, we speak to Met Éireann about what is going on in the world. Also in this week’s episode, the organisers of the upcoming Skerries Wild Bee Festival[...]

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July 25, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 5 – Top Ten Ways to Help Pollinators

   

  1. Don’t mow, let it grow!
Reduce mowing to allow native wildflowers like Dandelions, Clover and Birds-foot Trefoil to naturally return over time  
  1. Manage native hedgerows for biodiversity
The more blossom your hedgerow has in spring, the[...]

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July 7, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 4 – Focus on Agriculture and Climate Action and Sustainability

In this week’s episode, local farmer Dermot Heaney tells us how he managed to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions being emitted from his dairy farm in Co. Meath while still maintaining profitability and productivity through taking part in the Teagasc Signpost Advisory Programme.   Climate[...]

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July 7, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 4 – Focus on Agriculture and Climate Action and Sustainability

Tips to reduce Gaseous Emissions on your Dairy Farm   Use protected urea Apply protected urea instead of CAN/straight urea   Apply lime Identify fields low in pH using soil analysis   Build or maintain soil fertility Continue to use P & K fertilisers such[...]

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July 3, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 3 – Green Start Ups and a European Conference on Climate Change

On this week's episode we’ll be hearing about the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference, which has been taking place in Dublin this past week.  The ECCA is Europe’s flagship conference on climate change adaptation in Europe and it’s the first time the event is being held[...]

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July 3, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tips 3 – How to efficiently charge your Electric Vehicle

  Tips for EV Charging: Main charging types An EV battery is charged by connecting the vehicle to a charge point using a charging cable. Most vehicles have a standard charge and a fast charge. This can be through a single connector or[...]

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June 22, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tip sheet 2 – GIY and the EPA

GIY 'To Do List' Tip Sheet for June:

  • Watering and weeding duties step up a notch – the tunnel/greenhouse in particular will require a good deal of water from now on. Watch the weather and water outside as required. Water in the morning if possible.
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June 22, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 2 – GIY and the EPA

This week we hear from Nell Ward from Get Ireland Growing and Wayne Trodd, Scientific Officer with the Environmental Protection Agency. Social enterprise GIY are calling on people and communities across Ireland to participate in their annual 'Get Ireland Growing' Campaign. Launching tomorrow, on the summer solstice[...]

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June 15, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Episode 1

Listen back to LMFMs first episode in 'Ours to Protect' series. Hear from President Michael D. Higgins on the importance of local radio and climate change coverage, Bernadine Carry, Meath County Council's Environment Officer, hear from Pupils from St. Paul's National School, Walshestown, in Co. Louth who[...]

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June 15, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Weekly Tip 1 – How to Reduce Food Waste

This week LMFM looked at the importance of reducing food waste and better recycling of the waste we generate.  Reducing food waste is one of the most effective actions you can take to help fight climate change. Any step[...]

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June 9, 2023

TITLE: LMFM – Episode 1 – The Panel

Listen back to LMFM first programme in the 'Ours To Protect' series. On Tuesday Gerry Kelly was by gardener Nicky Kyle and Louth Conservation Ranger with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Jennifer Lynch.   Jennifer spoke about one of the biggest problems at this time[...]

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