Untapped riches on the seabed

Aggregates, or sand and gravel, are vital to any building project,  large or small. At the moment in Ireland these materials are sourced from a diminishing number of land-based quarries.

That’s expensive and bad for the environment.

There is an alternative, however. Ireland is blessed with large deposits of aggregates at the bottom of the Irish Sea. Mining these would be cheaper and leave no marks on the landscape.

Click here to read item (published, 2nd August ’09, The Sunday Times)

Incineration is preferable to landfill

Ireland has a dangerous habit: it’s called landfill. Unless measures are taken to break the habit and encourage incineration, we won’t be able to deal with our waste problem.

We continue to turn our backs on incineration despite the fact that other countries in Europe consider it to be a ‘greener’ option than landfill. This can only lead to problems in the not-too-distant future.

Click here to read article (published, 28th December ’08, The Sunday Times).