EU investment in natural gas will do little to decarbonise shipping industry, study finds

June 27th, 2018 Europe’s multi-billion investment in natural gas for shipping will do little to help decarbonise the sector, a new study has found. An independent...

Ireland’s first-ever bat bridge constructed over new Galway motorway

October 4th, 2017 Ireland’s first-ever “bat bridge” has been constructed over Galway’s new motorway in a bid to conserve an internationally important colony of Lesser...

Court gives green light to challenge Cork plastic factory

January 21st, 2019 A local campaign group was granted leave this morning in the High Court to judicially review An Bord Pleanála’s (ABP) decision to...

Minister for Agriculture issues warning to farmers on Illegal upland burning

March 12th, 2018 The Minister for Agriculture has issued a firm warning to farmers that they risk prosecution and a cut to financial support if...

Greater steps required to green Irish agriculture, EU expert says

February 20th, 2019 Steps taken to green Irish agriculture are not currently being implemented to a sufficient enough level to meet our biodiversity goals, an...

Higher diesel excise a step toward inevitable ban on diesel and petrol cars

Ireland’s leading environmental coalition has repeated its call for the State to increase excise rates for diesel as a progressive step towards the inevitable...

France set to become new watchdog in safety assessment of glyphosate

August 8th, 2018 The European Commission looks set to make France the new lead evaluator in an overhaul of the safety assessment of the controversial...

Protest in Bantry Bay against imminent start of large-scale kelp harvesting

July 2nd, 2018 A Cork-based citizen group held a peaceful demonstration against a controversial, large-scale kelp harvesting project in Bantry Bay area on Sunday. Dozens of...

Concerned citizens dump plastic waste at Dáil’s door over inaction to tackle plastic pollution

January 17th, 2018 Concerned citizens dumped their plastic waste at the Dáil’s door this afternoon in protest over the government’s inaction to tackle plastic pollution. The...

World witnessing ‘unprecedented’ rate of species extinction

May 6th, 2019 A new landmark global assessment has found that one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction and declining at...

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