Press Release: Environmental organisations welcome recommendation of Oireachtas Committee to ban fracking

Environmental organisations welcome the recommendation of the Oireachtas’ environmental Committee to ban fracking in the Republic of Ireland. The Environmental Pillar welcomes the decision to...

PRESS RELEASE: Native Woodlands the solution to farm water pollution, says environmental coalition

Immediate Release The use of existing forestry grants to allow farmers to plant native woodlands along rivers and streams would dramatically reduce farm water pollution,...

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...

Ireland’s Draft Forest Strategy (2022 – 2030)

This is a submission on behalf of the Environmental Pillar in response to the public consultation on Ireland’s Forest Strategy (2022 – 2030) and...

PRESS RELEASE: Ireland named & shamed at international awards ceremony for subsidising peat burning

Immediate Release Ireland was among nine countries named and shamed at the Fossil Fuel Subsidy Awards ceremony in Brussels today for the Government’s commitment to...

New report shows Irish agriculture is neither ‘climate-smart’ nor sustainable

Irish cattle less climate-efficient than European average and emissions per head up from 1990The Environmental Pillar and Stop Climate Chaos and have published a new...

Press Release: New European Climate Change targets let Ireland off the hook but they...

More regular flooding, aggressive storms and drought will be outcome of watering down our climate targets.  New European Climate Change targets have been revealed today...

PRESS RELEASE: Three key budget policies to net over €200m in revenue and protect...

Immediate Release Leading environmental organisation outlines three key budget policies to net over €200m in revenue and limit environmentally damaging activities. Taxing environmentally damaging practices and...

PRESS RELEASE: Pillar comment on State of the European Union address

Sustainable development and environmental protection must be put at the heart and centre of the Future of Europe, says Ireland’s leading environmental coalition. Following today’s...

Press Release: Right to Know, Right to Act: Your rights as an European Citizen...

Immediate Release The Environmental Pillar will hold a seminar with MEP Liadh Ni Riada this Friday, 28 April 2017 to highlight Irish people’s rights to...

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