INVASIVE NON-NATIVE species of plants, animals and fish have a direct cost to the Irish economy of €261 million each year, according to the first estimate of the economic impact of the problem. Despite the associated costs, the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has not yet brought into effect a 2011 regulation that would ban trade in some of the most damaging species, his department has confirmed…, 06/04/13. Read the full article ‘Invasive species cost Ireland €261 million per year‘.