Environmental Pillar submission to the consultation on Ireland’s Climate Action Plan 2023

The Environmental Pillar's submission covers the following areas: The Framework Avoid impacting biodiversity Carbon Pricing and Cross-Cutting Issues Transport Agriculture, Land Use and Forestry Buildings Waste and the Circular Economy

UN FAO report on Irish agriculture a travesty, misrepresents reality and ignores NGO warnings

IMMEDIATE RELEASE A UN case study portraying Ireland as leading in the transformation to sustainable  agriculture is deeply misleading and puts forward an image...

Dark day for Irish biodiversity as Dail passes destructive Heritage Bill

Immediate Release The passage of the destructive Heritage Bill through the Dail marks a dark day for Irish biodiversity, Ireland’s leading environmental coalition has...

Brexit: NGO coalition calls on Barnier to stress need for cross-border environmental solution

Immediate Release n environmental coalition has called on Michel Barnier to stress the need for a solution to the border issue that maintains full alignment...

Nature Scorecard shines light on Ireland’s failure to protect its natural heritage and internationally...

Immediate Release The Irish state is failing in its duty to fully implement European Directives vital to protect numerous threatened species and habitats on...

Nature Scorecard shines light on Ireland’s failure to protect its natural heritage and internationally...

Immediate Release The Irish state is failing in its duty to fully implement European Directives vital to protect numerous threatened species and habitats on...

Press Conference on State’s failure to consult Irish people on UK nuclear expansion

Concerns about the UK’s nuclear expansion program and Ireland’s failures to consult with the Irish public were raised today by TDs and Senators from across...

Press Conference on State’s failure to consult Irish people on UK nuclear expansion

Concerns about the UK’s nuclear expansion program and Ireland’s failures to consult with the Irish public were raised today by TDs and Senators from across...

New forestry figures point to urgent need for root and branch reform of failing...

Immediate Release Ireland’s latest forestry figures are a clear sign of the urgent need for a root and branch reform of failing forestry policy,...

PRESS RELEASE: Strict enforcement on hedgerow cutting and upland burning vital to avoid environmental...

Immediate Release Strict enforcement on hedgerow cutting and upland burning during the prohibited season is vital to avoid the level of devastation witnessed last...

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