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Launch of long-awaited National Mitigation Plan met with heavy criticism

The long-awaited National Mitigation Plan has been met with widespread criticism from environmental organisations and opposition parties for its lack of ambition or meaningful...

National Mitigation Plan – No Ambition, No Targets, No Success

Ireland’s long-overdue National Mitigation Plan (NMP), issued today, is long on aspirations for the distant future but crucially short on political leadership, courage or...

Green Party: Nothing new in National Climate Mitigation Plan

Government must be more ambitious if Ireland is to be at the centre of the new clean industrial revolution Responding to the publication of the...

Greens: Direct provision system denying children a normal life

The Green Party said today that the Direct Provision system is denying children the chance at a normal life, and that the current system...

Waste Ambassadors to facilitate 600 local workshops on household waste management

July 19th, 2017 This autumn, the government will begin an information campaign to advise households on how to manage and reduce waste. Minister for the...

Residents reject plans for waste facility near Carlingford Lough

July 18th, 2017 Plans to set up a waste management and bulking facility at Warrenpoint Harbour, County Louth has met with great opposition from residents...

Irish Farmers Journal: fearlessly on the side of fake news

Back in the 1970s, there was striking advertising poster in Kilkenny Mart featuring a powerfully built bull with a ring through its nose. The...

Greens criticise Summer Economic Statement for omitting any mention of environmental challenges

July 14th, 2017 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan, expressed concern yesterday that the Summer Economic Statement makes no mention of the environmental challenges which Ireland...

Serious dangers of BPA recognised by leading chemical safety agency

July 14th, 2017 The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) – responsible for implementing chemical legislation in the EU – has officially recognised the endocrine-disrupting properties of...

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