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11 August 2020  Recent swimming bans in County Clare indicate that the agriculture regulations to prevent water pollution are “clearly not functioning,” according to An...

Untimely processing of AIE request appeals and review fail to comply with international law

10 August 2020  The time taken by Ireland’s appeal process and Court review for Access to Information on the Environment (AIE) requests is failing to...

“It was just an incredible moment” – reactions to the historic climate case ruling

7 August 2020  A week ago today, I found myself in the Supreme Court, masked up and socially distant from the other people in the...

Last week’s Climate Case ruling, explained

7 August 2020 A week ago today, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Government’s 2017 National Mitigation Plan was inadequate to address the...

Climate and agricultural practices by Mercosur countries “inconsistent” with EU values

6 August 2020  Agricultural and climate practices by Mercosur countries are “inconsistent” with EU values, a new report has found.  In a new assessment on the...

Minister for Climate Action: RESS scheme puts the government on the “right trajectory” to...

5 August 2020  The provisional results of the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction sets the new government on the “right trajectory” for its...

Cllr Lorna Bogue on the Just Transition Greens

3 August 2020  Recently, a new green-left organisation, the Just Transition Greens, took shape and started to accumulate a following.  As an affiliate group of the...

Supreme Court rules in favour of Climate Case Ireland

31 July  In a historic ruling, Friends of the Irish Environment have won their case against the State as the Supreme Court has ruled in...

Government faces first climate “litmus test” with fracked gas

30 July 2020 The government faces a crucial climate “litmus test” in its follow through on abandoning fracked gas terminals, climate campaigners say.  The Programme...

The Supreme Court heard the Climate Case Ireland appeal. Here’s how it all unfolded.

29 July 2020 Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court heard an appeal from Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) on the landmark climate case that...

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