Green Party call for licensing system review after major fire at waste facility

January 15th, 2018 The Green Party has called for a review of waste licensing in the wake of a major fire at a metal recycling...

Cork City Council to stop using disposable coffee cups from next week

January 11th, 2017 Cork City Council is set to become the first local authority to bring in a ban on the use of disposable single-use...

Ireland must follow UK in pledge to eliminate plastic waste, say environmentalists

January 11th, 2018 The State must step up its game to tackle plastic pollution in the wake of the UK’s new pledge to eliminate plastic...

Vegan food festival set to hit the streets of Dublin this month

January 10th, 2017 A weekend-long Vegan Foodie Festival is coming to Dublin this month to showcase the best of Irish vegan food. The first of its...

Animal welfare groups slam IFA’s call to increase live animal exports

January 9th, 2018 International animal welfare groups have slammed the “disgraceful” calls from the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) to increase the live export of Irish...

Green Party calls for Ireland’s first electric bus fleet pilot in Kilkenny

January 9th, 2018 The Green Party has called on Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to use Kilkenny City to pilot the first fully electric bus fleet...

We must face up to climate change in the wake of Storm Eleanor, says...

January 4th, 2017 Ireland must face up to its responsibilities to cut greenhouse gas emissions and take more action on environmental issues, the mayor of...

Storm Eleanor causes flash flooding in Galway and power cuts across island

January 3rd, 2017 Galway City suffered severe flash flooding yesterday evening as storm Eleanor swept in from the West Coast. The first storm of 2018 left...

2017: yet another year of living dangerously

And so 2017 comes, at last, to a close. From a climate and wider environmental standpoint, it has been an unmitigated disaster. It hardly...

Ireland’s cop-out on Effort-Sharing Regulation limits climate action and ensures everyone loses out.

On 21 December, the Estonian EU Presidency and the European Parliament reached a provisional deal on the Effort Sharing Regulation to ensure further emission...

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