State fined €5 million over Derrybrien wind farm

November 12th, 2019 The Court of Justice of the European Union has fined the State €5 million for failing to ensure that an environmental assessment of...

Cycling campaign highlights lack of safety in the capital

November 8th, 2019 Cycling advocacy campaigners are set to hold their fourth and final protest this evening to highlight the State’s lack of concern for the safety...

Hot Air: Ireland and the Climate Crisis

November 11th, 2019 If I ever tell you that it will only take an hour to interview you, you have my permission to call me a...

ESB to close both its Midlands peat stations in 2020

November 8th, 2019 The ESB has announced that it will shut its peat plants in the Midlands when current planning permissions expire at the end...

Dursey Island tourism plan ‘detrimental’ to nature

November 7th, 2019 Several environmental groups have criticised a €7 million project to ramp up tourist numbers on Dursey Island that they say would be...

Bord Bia refuses to release documents on Meat and Dairy Facts project

Bord Bia has refused to release documents on a new publicity drive with the meat and dairy industry due to a confidentiality agreement with private partners...

Civil society calls for greater climate action as State prepares for COP25

November 6th, 2019 Civil society groups have called on the State to support increase EU climate ambition and to ensure greater commitment for international climate finance...

Plans to introduce new levies on single-use plastics and waste

The Government looks set to push forward with a series of new environmental levies to encourage behavioural change and bring in additional funding to tackle waste blackspots. Speaking...

New data shows this October warmest on record

November 6th, 2019 Last month was the warmest October on record following unprecedented high temperatures over the summer.  The high October temperatures are part of a “long-term warming...

Scientists call for CAP reform to halt ‘catastrophic’ biodiversity decline

November 4th, 2019 Over 2,500 scientists have sent a letter to the European Parliament outlining “catastrophic declines” suffered by birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects...

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