Five groups in Ireland to help you reduce your plastic waste

July 11th 2017 To celebrate Plastic Free July we have put together a list of five groups in Ireland that can help you cut plastic...

Three years and six goals to curb climate change

July 10th, 2017 A group of climate change experts have published six goals to achieve by 2020 in order to meet the targets set out...

September date set for provisional application of controversial CETA trade deal

The controversial Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will be provisionally applied from 21 September after Canada and the European Union reached an agreement...

US isolated over climate stance at G20 meeting in Hamburg

July 10th, 2017 The United States’ isolated stance on climate change was made clear at this weekend’s G20 meeting in Hamburg as the other nineteen...

Opinion: Trudeau and the Environment: Trump with better hair

July 10th, 2017 Since his election as leader of the Canadian government in 2015, Justin Trudeau has been celebrated as a liberal icon due to...

The Green Party’s Waste Reduction Bill to be debated in Dáil tomorrow

July 10th, 2017 The Green Party’s Waste Reduction Bill is set to be debated in the Dáil tomorrow evening after the Labour Party agreed to...

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...

All new Volvo cars to be electric or hybrid from 2019

July 6th, 2017 Volvo has announced that it will only produce fully electric or hybrid cars from 2019, making it the first mainstream car manufacturer...

President Higgins signs Bill to ban fracking into law

July 6th, 2017 The historic Bill to ban onshore fracking in the Republic of Ireland was signed into law by President Michael D Higgins today. The...

Interview: The success of the student divestment movement in Ireland

July 6th, 2017 With the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill subject to pre-legislative scrutiny in the Dáil last week, Lia Flattery looks back at the success...

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