Environmental Pillar supports fracking ban in submission to government

The Environmental Pillar supports the Bill – The Prohibition of Extraction and Exploration of Onshore Petroleum 2016, and recommends that the Committee pass this...

Press Release: Over 80 Irish civil society groups, including unions, farmers and business owners,...

A coalition of Irish farmers, environmentalists, trade unionists, global justice groups and small business organisations have called on MEPs to oppose the EU Canada...

Press Release: Over 450 European and Canadian civil society groups urge legislators to reject...

PRESS RELEASE Over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The...

Press Release: Environmental groups concerned that EU Parliament will not be allowed to scrutinise...

PRESS RELEASE Today a resolution to seek an opinion from the European Court of Justice on the compatibility of CETA with EU Treaties was...

Press Release: Climate change IS the challenge of our generation but Budget 2017 falls...

Budget 2017 may have brought measures to move Ireland’s transport and energy sectors towards a low carbon future but action across all areas of...

Taxing environmentally damaging practices and giving the money back through investment should be a...

Environmental groups are calling on the government to tax environmentally damaging practices to change behaviour and raise government revenue. Three simple measures, a levy on...

Press Release: Routine hedge-cutting during the month of August remains an offence under the...

For immediate release The existing prohibition on cutting ANY hedgerows between March 1st and August 31st is an offence under the Wildlife acts, unless exempted The...

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...

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...

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