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January 10th, 2020 South Dublin residents will protest this Sunday against plans to straighten out the Poddle River for flood defence works that critics argue will negatively impact...

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Gov’t ‘squandered’ opportunity for proper consultation on long-term climate strategy

December 3rd, 2019 The Government has shown either “gross incompetence” or is trying to stymie scrutiny of its climate policy by failing to hold a...

Meeting Paris Agreement targets would boost EU economy

February 15th, 2019 Meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement will help to boost the EU’s economy and increase employment, a new report has found. The...

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26 November 2021 Earlier this week, we announced that we’re going down a different road come the New Year.  Coverage of our environmental crises has...

Campaigners call for MPAs before the Dáil

7 July 2021  Minister of State Malcolm Noonan met with protesters today outside the Dáil who are demanding the State act urgently on Marine Protected...

Green party Senator calls for sustainable seaweed harvesting in Bantry Bay

January 29th, 2018 Senator Grace O’Sullivan has called for an update in foreshore licensing and more sustainable seaweed harvesting in Bantry Bay. The Green Party politician...

Taoiseach under fire for ‘diplomatic clanger’ over Doonbeg wind farm intervention

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Fine Gael ‘spin’ on show at schools climate strike

March 19th, 2019 The school strike for climate action last Friday was notable for its energy and size, but also for its unexpected guests –...

Environmental standards must remain aligned across island of Ireland post-Brexit, Seanad report finds

July 6th, 2017 Government action is required to ensure that environmental regulation is aligned across the island of Ireland in a post-Brexit world, a new Seanad...

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