Citizens’ Assembly: Lack of political will delay low-carbon transition

October 1st, 2017 A lack of political will, resources and policy experts is delaying Ireland’s move to a low-carbon society, the Citizens Assembly heard this...

Citizens’ Message is Clear – Government must lead on climate action

October 1st, 2017 In her opening address yesterday morning, the chair of the Citizens’ Assembly, Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, lauded the public’s engagement in the...

Citizens Assembly: Irish state failing to lead in tackling climate change

October 1st, 2017 The government has failed to take concrete action on climate change for over a decade and may face billions of euros in...

Environmentalists laud Chief Justice’s comments on access to justice

September 29th, 2017 Ireland’s leading environmental groups have welcomed the new Chief Justice’s comments on the practical difficulties and barriers around accessing justice in Ireland. In...

New fisheries declaration to control activity in Natura 2000 sites

 September 28th, 2017 Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D, has introduced a new Fisheries Natura Declaration to regulate fishing activities affecting...

‘Crazy’ to subsidise peat-fired electricity, says Chair of Climate Change Advisory Council

September 29th, 2019 It is “crazy” for the Government to continue to subsidise peat-fired electricity, the chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) has...

Urban rewilding: making our concrete jungles greener

September 28th, 2017 Earlier this week, the government published a draft of the National Planning Framework (NPF) – Ireland 2040 Our Plan. The plan lays out...

An Taisce and EPA launch new citizen science project

September 28th, 2017 A new international citizen science programme for schools has been launched by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and An Taisce. Laura Burke, Director...

Call for Government to protect environment from Brexit and Climate Change

September 28th, 2017 The government is failing to protect Ireland’s natural heritage from the “imminent threats” posed by Brexit and Climate Change, Ireland’s leading environmental...

Tesco Ireland to cut food waste in half by 2030

September 28th, 2017 Tesco Ireland has announced plans to halve the company’s food waste by 2030. Five out of 24 of Tesco’s Irish suppliers have pledged...

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