Radio Kerry

Radio Kerry

Radio Kerry is Kerry’s local radio station. It was established in 1990 and broadcasts from studio’s in Tralee and Killarney.
The station has a full service license and its content includes news, current affairs, specialist speech programming, sport, music and Irish language programmes.
Its tag line is the “Voice of the Kingdom” and the stations hopes to be a means by which the people of Kerry tell their own story. Listener interaction is encouraged across both its radio and digital media. Radio Kerry broadcasts on five frequencies – 96.2, 96.6, 97.0, 97.2 and 97.6FM on can be live streamed on our website www.radiokerry.ie , on our app or on smart speakers.
Radio Kerry has been named Local Radio Station of the Year on 5 occasions and has won numerous awards for programming.
We are a member of Learning Waves and of IBI ( Independent Broadcasters of Ireland ) and are supportive of all industry initiatives such as the “Ours to Protect” series.
Radio Kerry runs a year long training course on Digital Journalism, Podcasting and Radio Broadcasting in association with Kerry College.
We also support Independent producers through the Sound and Vision Scheme.
Radio Kerry also owns Shannonside/ Northern Sound Radio station.

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February 14, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 35 – Air Quality in Kerry

Air Quality is a hugely important part of our everyday lives. Poor air quality can affect the health, according to the HSE webpage poor air quality has the potential to increase symptoms of those suffering from lung diseases, cause inflammation and worsening of heart and lung[...]

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February 14, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 34 – Killarney National Park

This week on Ours to Protect we’re taking a look at the invasive species rhododendron and efforts to clear it from Killarney National Park. Did you know?..... The species was introduced to Kerry during Victorian times and it has thrived here. The problem is - it spreads rapidly,[...]

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February 14, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 34 – Killarney National Park

This week on Ours to Protect we’re taking a look at the invasive species rhododendron and efforts to clear it from Killarney National Park. The species was introduced to Kerry during Victorian times and it has thrived here. The problem is - it’s spreads rapidly, smothering[...]

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February 14, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 33 – Fossa tackles biodiversity loss

Did you know?......   The global climate and biodiversity crisis can seem overwhelming and make us feel powerless to affect any real change. Following a screening of a film called ‘The Letter – a message to our Earth’ in Fossa last September a group of people from the parish[...]

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February 14, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 33 – Fossa tackles biodiversity loss

This week on Ours to Protect we’re taking a look at efforts by a community group to do what they can at a local level to tackle biodiversity loss and the climate crisis. Last Sunday there was a huge turnout at Fossa Community Hall for their[...]

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February 14, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 32 – TY Sustainable Fashion – DRAFT

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February 14, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 32 – TY Sustainable Fashion

Listen back to this week's episode as we sit down with Eve Savage, organiser of the event 2024 HABERDASHERY, an event that focused on engaging students in Circular & Sustainable Design Skills. For more in this series listen to Radio Kerry 10.45am [...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 31 – Re-usable Nappies

Did you know?..... In County Kerry alone -  over 12 million disposable nappies go to landfill every year where they take hundreds of years to decompose. From birth to potty training each child uses around 6,000 nappies in their lifetime. In Ireland 1.2 million disposable single use[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 31 – Re-usable Nappies

This week in Ours to Protect we’re looking at a growing movement away from disposable nappies to reusable cloth nappies. In County Kerry alone -  over 12 million disposable nappies go to landfill every year where they take hundreds of years to decompose. Sari Houlihan[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 30 – The white tailed sea eagle

Did you know?....  The eagle, once a common species here, was completely wiped out by the early 1900’s. In a bid to re-establish our natural biodiversity balance, the National Parks and Wildlife Service has over the last 20 years worked on a project to import white tailed sea[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 30 – The white tailed sea eagle

This week on Ours to Protect we’re looking at a project which has brought the magnificent white tailed sea eagle back to Ireland. The eagle, once a common species here, was completely wiped out by the early 1900’s. In a bid to re-establish our natural[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 29 – How to Recycle properly

This week on Ours to Protect we took a look at what we can do to reduce that waste and our impact on the environment while still having a lovely Christmas. It’s less than two weeks to Christmas which means shops and supermarkets will be packed as[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 29 – How to Recycle properly

Christmas and the New Year celebrations can lead to an accumulation of rubbish and waste. It can be overwhelming to try and sort through what is recyclable and what isn’t and how to make sure you are recycling properly.  We spoke with Garrett Dillon from[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 28 – Climate Anxiety and how to cope with it

Did you know?.....

  • Climate or eco-anxiety is experienced by people who are extremely worried about the future of the planet.
  • People experiencing this may feel anxious or overwhelmed by the looming threat of climate change.
  • It's important to note that anyone who feels completely[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 28 – Climate Anxiety and how to cope with it

This week on Ours to Protect, we’re taking a look at climate anxiety, Climate or eco-anxiety is experienced by people who are extremely worried about the future of the planet. Sorcha Burke sat down with Mary Kiernan and Catriona Fallon, from Transition Kerry to talk about[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 27 – A sustainable Christmas – DRAFT

Did you know?......   Last Christmas Ireland generated almost 100,000 tonnes of packaging waste and over 40-million-euro worth of food was thrown out during the festive season alone. Food waste is a huge problem in Ireland all year round but even more so at Christmas.    We[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 27 – A sustainable Christmas – DRAFT

It’s less than two weeks to Christmas which means shops and supermarkets will be packed as people rush to buy last minute presents, food and drink. However, all the shopping means a mountain of food and packaging waste every year. This week on Ours to Protect[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 26 – Reduce your Carbon Footprint and keep your costs down

What can we do?…… The first and most important step to save money on heating and minimise our impact on the environment is improving insulation in our homes and businesses. There’s no point investing in green energy like solar panels and heat pumps if that heat is lost[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 26 – Reduce your Carbon Footprint and keep your costs down

It’s been bitterly cold over the last few days and to keep our homes warm, most of us have had the heating running for longer and fires and stoves lit earlier than usual. This means more money spent and more greenhouse gas emissions. This week[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 25 – Bird Boxes

This week on Ours to Protect we took a look at supporting birds in winter. Did you know?....

  • A number of bird populations are in decline.
  • This is partially due to the use of pesticides.
  • People can take steps in their[...]

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January 22, 2024

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 25 – Bird Boxes

This week on Ours to Protect we are looking at the function of Bird Boxes and supporting bird populations in winter months. For more in this series listen in to Radio Kerry every Tuesday at 10.45am[...]

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November 27, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 24 – Protecting Water Quality in Kerry

This week on Ours to Protect we looked at what we need to do to protect our water quality.   Did you know …….   The latest report by the Environmental Protection Agency found that nitrogen levels, mainly from fertilisers and manures[...]

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November 27, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 24 – Protecting Water Quality in Kerry

This week on Ours to Protect we’re taking a look at what we need to do to protect our water quality. The latest report by the Environmental Protection Agency found that nitrogen levels, mainly from fertilisers and manures from farming, increased in rivers and groundwater last[...]

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November 27, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 23 – Youth Climate Activism

This week on Ours to Protect we took a look at what the young people of Kerry are doing to help the environment. We visited Meán Scoil an Leith-Triúigh and spoke to some students about their climate protection projects.   Did[...]

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November 27, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 23 – Taking a look at what the young people of Kerry are doing to help the environment

This week on Ours to Protect we’re taking a look at what the young people of Kerry are doing to help the environment. Sorcha went to Meán Scoil an Leith-Triúigh and spoke to some students about their climate protection projects.[...]

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November 9, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 22 – Sustainable Farming Practices

  This week on Ours to Protect we looked at what farmers can do to reduce global warming. Did you know?....    Last year the agriculture sector was responsible for 38% of greenhouse gas emissions in[...]

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November 9, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 22 – Sustainable Farming Practices

This week on Ours to Protect we’re taking a look at what farmers can do to reduce global warming. Last year the agriculture sector was responsible for 38% of greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland. Methane from livestock and nitrous[...]

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November 9, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 21 – Sustainable Brewing in Kenmare

This week on Ours to Protect we’re taking a look at a local brewing company that has made sustainability a priority from the start. Did you know?...  The Tom Crean Brewery in Kenmare was the first brewery in Ireland to put solar PV panels on their roof; they[...]

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November 9, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 21 – Sustainable Brewing in Kenmare

This week on Ours to Protect we’re taking a look at a local brewing company that has made sustainability a priority from the start. The Tom Crean Brewery in Kenmare was the first brewery in Ireland to put solar PV panels on their roof; they use[...]

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November 9, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 20 – The benefits of composting for your Garden

This week on Ours to Protect we looked at the benefits of making your own compost for your garden.   Did you know?....   Homemade compost reduces waste going to landfill, saves money, decreases the need for chemical fertilizers and is fantastic for you garden. More

November 9, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 20 – The benefits of composting for your Garden

This week on Ours to Protect we’re looking at the benefits of making your own compost for your garden. Homemade compost reduces waste going to landfill, saves money, decreases the need for chemical fertilizers and is fantastic for you garden. Sari Houlihan reports: [...]

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November 9, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 19 – Ocean Conservation

Did you know?.... Legendary oceanographer, Dr. Sylvia Earle is quoted as saying No Water, No Life. No Blue, No Green. With more than 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with oceans, this statement universally relevant. This huge surface[...]

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November 9, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 19 – Ocean Conservation

This week on Ours to Protect we’re taking a look at ocean conservation, and the importance of The Greater Skellig Coast. Sorcha Burke reports. For more in this series listen in to Radio Kerry every Tuesday at 10.45am[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 18 – MTU in Kerry supporting the bio-economy

This week on Ours to Protect Radio Kerry take a look at the ground breaking work taking place at Munster Technological University in Kerry to support the growing circular bio-economy in the South West. By 2030, it’s expected that 1 million jobs will be created across[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 18 – The Circular Bio-Economy

This week on Ours to Protect we took a look at the Circular Bio-Economy in Kerry.    Did you know?.....   A Circular Bio-Economy is an economy powered by nature. It’s a new economic model that emphasizes the use[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 17 – Greener Cleaning

This week on Ours to Protect we took a look at Green Cleaning.   Did you know?....   Cleaning may not be something we think about as harmful to the environment, but some products contain ingredients that may be causing more problems[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 17 – Greener Cleaning

Ours to Protect continues this week, looking at the environmental impacts of some everyday cleaning products and the greener alternatives. Sorcha Burke sat down with Claire O’Connor from Manna Organics in Tralee, to learn some simple changes that[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 16 – West Kerry Dairy Farmers Sustainable Energy Community

    This week on Ours to Protect we’re taking a look at the pioneering work of a group of dairy farmers in West Kerry to become more energy efficient and reduce their carbon emissions.   Did you know?.....    Over 100[...]

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October 12, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 16 – West Kerry Dairy Farmers Sustainable Energy Community

This week on Ours to Protect we’re taking a look at the pioneering work of a group of dairy farmers in West Kerry to become more energy efficient and reduce their carbon emissions. Over 100 farmers came together in 2019 to form the West Kerry Dairy[...]

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September 29, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 15 – Parish biodiversity

This week on Ours to Protect we looked at a new call for Irish parishes to return 30% of their lands to nature by 2030.    Did you know?...    Bees and some other wildlife need to feed every 200 meters or[...]

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September 29, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 15 – Parish biodiversity

Listen back to Sorcha Burke on Radio Kerry as she looks at a new project put forward by St. Brendan’s Church in Tralee to help with biodiversity in the parish. For more in this series listen to Radio Kerry every Tuesday at 10.45am[...]

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September 29, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 14 – National Hedgerow Week

This week on Ours to Protect we looked at the importance of our native hedgerows.   Did you know?....  Last week was National Hedgerow Week, which highlighted how hedgerows provide food and shelter for wildlife and pollinators; they clean our air,[...]

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September 29, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 14 – National Hedgerow Week

This week on Ours to Protect we’re taking a look at the importance of our native hedgerows. Last week was National Hedgerow Week, which highlighted how hedgerows provide food and shelter for wildlife and pollinators; they clean our air, store carbon and prevent flooding. For more in[...]

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September 29, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 13 – Natterjack Toads in Castlegregory

This week on Ours to Protect, we looked at an on-going conservation project aiming to restore the population of natterjack toads in Castlegregory.    Did you know?...    Last month nearly 1700 natterjack toads were released in Castlegregory.    This is part[...]

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September 29, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 13 – Natterjack Toads in Castlegregory

This week on Ours to Protect, Sorcha Burke from Radio Kerry looks at a conservation project aiming to rebuild the population of natterjack toads in Castlegregory.  For more in this series listen in to Radio Kerry every Tuesday at 10.45am[...]

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September 29, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 12 – Kerry UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Listen back as Radio Kerry's Sari Houlihan takes a look at the critical work of the Kerry UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in protecting biodiversity. One of just two UNESCO Biosphere designations in Ireland, it recognises the importance of the area as a safe haven for so many[...]

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September 29, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 12 – Kerry UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

This week on Ours to Protect, we’re taking a look at the critical work of the Kerry UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in protecting biodiversity.  Did you know?...  One of just two UNESCO Biosphere designations in Ireland, the Kerry Reserve recognises the[...]

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August 28, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 11 – Farming for bio-diversity

    In this week in Ours to Protect, Radio Kerry took a look at the significant role farmers have to play in protecting our environment.   Did you know?....    ACRES is Ireland's new agri-environment climate scheme under Ireland's CAP Strategic Plan.  More

August 28, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 11 – Farming for bio-diversity

This week in Ours to Protect, we’re taking a look at the significant role farmers have to play in protecting our environment. Thousands of farmers in Kerry have joined a new agri-environment scheme called ACRES which protects biodiversity, water quality and helps to reduce carbon emissions. More

August 28, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 10 – the Wild Bee Fest

This week on Ours to Protect we looked at the importance of bees and pollinators.  The Wild Bee Fest was recently held in Tralee Bay Wetlands.  This event aimed to raise awareness about pollinators and how everyone can[...]

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August 28, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 10 – the Wild Bee Fest

This week Sorcha attended the Wild Bee Fest in Tralee Bay Wetlands, to learn more about the importance of bees and other pollinators. According to the national Biodiversity Data Centre, over half of Irish bee species have declined in the past 40 years. Niamh[...]

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August 15, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 9 – Tralee Wetlands

  This week on Ours to Protect we’re taking a look at Tralee Bay, a critically important coastal and wetland habitat, recognised internationally for its importance in providing a home for many endangered species.   Did you know?   

August 15, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 9 – Tralee Wetlands

This week on Ours to Protect we’re taking a look at Tralee Bay, a critically important coastal and wetland habitat, recognised internationally for its importance in providing a home for many endangered species.  The Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco & Activity Park, which opened in[...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 8 – How local businesses are reducing their Carbon Footprint

Listen back as this week in Ours to Protect we take a look at what businesses here in Kerry are doing to reduce their carbon footprint. Sari Houlihan visited Tricel in Killarney, a local family run company, which has installed Ireland’s largest combined solar PV and[...]

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July 28, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 7 – Upcycling and how to do it

  This week on Ours to Protect we looked at the upcycling of clothes and furniture by attending a repair café that was held in Maddens Coffee Shop in Tralee. Upcycling is defined as reusing discarded objects or material in[...]

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July 28, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 7 – Upcycling in Tralee

This week on Ours to Protect we are looking at the upcycling of clothes and furniture. Sorcha attended a repair café in Maddens Coffee Shop in Tralee to hear more about they are operating within the circular economy.  For more in this series listen in to Radio Kerry[...]

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July 28, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 6 – Single Use Cups

  This week on Ours to Protect we looked at Killarney’s plan to become the first town in Ireland to ban single-use coffee cups.   From the 31st of July independent local coffee shops and[...]

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August 6, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 6 – Single Use Cups

This week on Ours to Protect we take a look at Killarney’s plan to become the first town in Ireland to ban single-use coffee cups.  From the 31st of July independent local coffee shops and hotels in the town will[...]

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July 28, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 5 – Fast Fashion

  This week on Ours to Protect, we looked at Fast Fashion and the impact it has on the environment.   Did you know....  

  • Fast Fashion is responsible for 8% to 10% of Greenhouse Gas emissions.
  • It[...]

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July 28, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 5 – Fast Fashion

Listen in as Radio Kerry continue their new environmental series, Ours to Protect. This week Sorcha looked into Fast Fashion and its wider impact. Fast Fashion can be defined as inexpensive, mass-produced clothing in response to the latest trends and micro-trends. This mass-production can lead[...]

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July 7, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 4 – Reducing Tourisms carbon footprint on the Dingle Peninsula

  This week on Ours to Protect we look at an ambitious project to reduce the carbon footprint of the tourism and hospitality sector on the Dingle peninsula. Dingle Hub is leading this project, partnered with Fáilte Ireland, Kerry County Council, Údaras na Gaeltachta and the Dingle[...]

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July 7, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tip 4 – Reducing Tourisms carbon footprint on the Dingle Peninsula

This week on Ours to Protect we looked at an ambitious project to reduce the carbon footprint of the tourism and hospitality sector on the Dingle peninsula. Dingle Hub is leading this project, partnered with Fáilte Ireland, Kerry County Council, Údaras na Gaeltachta and the Dingle Peninsula[...]

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July 3, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 3 – Sustainable Business

Listen back as we listen to the  work that's being done in Kerry to support businesses to become more sustainable and find out more about the BCORP  movement which believes that business can be a force for good. BCORP believes in a regenerative economic[...]

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July 3, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tips 3 – Building a Sustainable Business

  In this week's Ours to Protect Series we're taking a look at work that's being done in Kerry to support businesses to become more sustainable. Recently Munster Technological University hosted an event in Tralee in collaboration with BCORP Ireland[...]

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June 28, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 2 – Maherees Conservation Group

This week on Ours to Protect Radio Kerry is looking at the plastic found on beaches, the causes, impacts and how you can help. According to Clean Coasts Ireland, approximately 10 million tonnes of litter end up in the world’s oceans and seas each year. Plastics[...]

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June 23, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tip 2 – Impact of Plastic on our beaches

This week Radio Kerry looked at the impact of plastic on our beaches Did you know…

  • Approximately 10 million tonnes of litter end up in the world’s oceans and seas each year. More

June 15, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Tip Sheet – the Importance of Allotments

Tip Sheet  This week Radio Kerry looked at the important role of allotments in urban settings to provide havens for nature, allow people to live sustainably by growing their own fruit and veg and learn skills like saving rain water and[...]

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June 15, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 1 – The importance of Allotments

Listen back to this weeks episode on Radio Kerry as they discuss the possibilities provided by Allotments! [...]

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June 9, 2023

TITLE: Radio Kerry – Episode 1 – The Panel

Listen back to Radio Kerry's first programme in the 'Ours to Protect' series.   Join John O'Sullivan as he chats the series presenter Sari Houlihan about the series. They are joined by Mary Kiernan of Transition Kerry, an organisation which helps communities build resilience and leadership on biodiversity and climate action.  More

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