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...

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...

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...

BREXIT: Great Repeal Bill raises concern among environmentalists

July 13th, 2017 With the EU (Withdrawal) Bill – better known as the Great Repeal Bill – being published today, the potential impact of Brexit...

Waste Reduction Bill passes Second Stage in the Dáil

July 12th, 2017 Political parties and NGOs have welcomed the progress of the Waste Reduction Bill as it passed Second Stage in the Dáil yesterday...

Ireland’s worst environmental offenders named and shamed by EPA

July 12th, 2017 The EPA has publicly announced the worst offenders for breaching environmental laws in this country, in an approach aimed at encouraging greater...

The Importance of Healthy Soil for Long-Term Food Security

Globally, conventional agriculture is still following the same model of working with the land that led to the great dust bowls of America in...

Four government actions that are helping reduce plastic waste around the world

July 12th, 2017 The Waste Reduction Bill was heard in the Dáil last night. The bill would see a deposit refund scheme implemented on plastic...

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