Cork City Council to stop using disposable coffee cups from next week

January 11th, 2017 Cork City Council is set to become the first local authority to bring in a ban on the use of disposable single-use...

Ireland must follow UK in pledge to eliminate plastic waste, say environmentalists

January 11th, 2018 The State must step up its game to tackle plastic pollution in the wake of the UK’s new pledge to eliminate plastic...

Vegan food festival set to hit the streets of Dublin this month

January 10th, 2017 A weekend-long Vegan Foodie Festival is coming to Dublin this month to showcase the best of Irish vegan food. The first of its...

Animal welfare groups slam IFA’s call to increase live animal exports

January 9th, 2018 International animal welfare groups have slammed the “disgraceful” calls from the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) to increase the live export of Irish...

Green Party calls for Ireland’s first electric bus fleet pilot in Kilkenny

January 9th, 2018 The Green Party has called on Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to use Kilkenny City to pilot the first fully electric bus fleet...

We must face up to climate change in the wake of Storm Eleanor, says...

January 4th, 2017 Ireland must face up to its responsibilities to cut greenhouse gas emissions and take more action on environmental issues, the mayor of...

Storm Eleanor causes flash flooding in Galway and power cuts across island

January 3rd, 2017 Galway City suffered severe flash flooding yesterday evening as storm Eleanor swept in from the West Coast. The first storm of 2018 left...

Can we avoid food waste this Christmas?

December 22nd, 2017 It is not a myth to realise that Christmas has well and truly lit up in Ireland now. We are spending extortionately...

Energy ministers under fire for calls to remove tighter limits on biofuels

A proposal from Europe’s environment and energy ministers to remove tighter limits on the use of biofuels put forward by the European Commission has come under...

E-Waste: one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world

December 20th, 2017 Electronic waste – commonly known as e-waste – is one of the world’s fastest growing waste streams. In 2016, we produced 44.7...

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