Rathfarnham hedge-cutting criticised by local group

July 19th, 2019 The decision by South Dublin County Council to carry out hedge-cutting in Rathfarnham this week during the height of the bird nesting...

Hemp could ‘breath new life’ into rural Ireland

July 18th, 2019 Hemp could “breathe new life” into rural Ireland and create over 80,000 jobs across the country, an industry expert has said. Speaking at...

Agri-food sector dominates EPA worst offender’s list

July 18th, 2019 Agri-food companies have dominated the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) worst offender’s list for licence compliance issues over the past two years, new...

Climate key policy issue as new Commission President elected

July 18th, 2019 Ursula von der Leyen has become the first female EU Commission President after a nail-biting vote on Tuesday where climate ambition played...

Extinction Rebellion ‘slow cycle’ halts Dublin traffic

July 17th, 2019 Members of Extinction Rebellion Ireland disrupted traffic in Co Dublin for the second day running to highlight the capital’s air pollution problem...

Bord na Mona refuses to release biomass sustainability documents

July 17th, 2019 Bord na Mona has refused to release information on its biomass imports to burn alongside peat as criticism of the sustainability of the...

Move to take peat out of planning system challenged in High Court

July 17th, 2019 A challenge to new peat regulations exempting industrial peat extraction from the need for planning permission was heard in the courts this week. The...

‘Good day for nature’ as controversial hedge cutting plans shelved

July 17th, 2019 Conservation and environmental groups have welcomed a “good day for nature” as the Minister for Heritage shelves a controversial change to the...

Over 100 cities to experience novel climate conditions by 2050

July 16th, 2019 Over 100 of the world’s major cities will experience climate conditions that do not currently exist on the planet today by 2050,...

Minister will not allow roadside hedge cutting this August

July 16th, 2019 The Minister for Heritage has announced that she will not proceed with regulations that would have allowed for roadside hedge cutting this...

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