A Monaghan secondary school has scooped a prestigious Climate Action Award at a recent international competition.
Coláiste Oiriall represented Irish students at the 2021 SAGE World Cup.
The Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship is an organisation for teenage entrepreneurs who want to make the world a better place.
Coláiste Oiriall took home the Climate Action Award for its "Tasc na Masc", which aims to reduce mask pollution.
Students from the school partnered with Moffett Engineering to create a dedicated bin for face masks that is equipped with a small blade.
The small blade cuts the mask strings, which prevents wildlife from choking on them.
On this morning's Joe Finnegan Show, local GP Dr Illona Duffy praised all involved after their win: