Millions of birds killed illegally each year in Europe, new report finds

October 25th, 2017 Illegal hunting continues to be a major threat to Europe’s biodiversity with millions of birds being killed each year, a new wildlife...

Environment Committee will not object to new waste tyre regulations

October 24th, 2017 The Environment Committee announced that it will not object to new waste tyre regulations remaining in force followed a closed session this...

European Parliament backs full ban on glyphosate by end of 2022

October 24th, 2017 The European Parliament has backed a full ban on glyphosate-based herbicides by December 2022. This morning in Brussels, 355 MEPs voted in favour...

Kildare Council passes motion calling on State to protect Irish soils

October 24th, 2017 Kildare County Council passed a motion calling on the Government to put pressure on the European Union to protect our soil yesterday...

MEPs vote to ban the use of palm oil biodiesel as early as 2021

October 24th, 2017 The decision of the European Parliament’s environment committee to phase out support for certain biodiesels is welcome but doesn’t go far enough...

Environmental NGO opens first-ever climate case against Irish Government

October 24th, 2017 A leading Irish environmental organisation has launched a legal challenge against the Irish Government for its failure to take action to avert...

Cashel leading the way toward an Irish waste-free lifestyle

October 23rd, 2017 Fancy winning yourself an efficiency assessment for your business valued between €1,000–€3,000? Head down to the zero-waste town of Cashel next week and...

Environmental NGOs concerned lobbyists will block waste tyre regulations

October 23rd, 2017 Lobbying from the tyre industry is putting proposed regulations on waste tyres under threat, Ireland’s leading environmental NGOs have said. The Environmental Pillar...

Swedish NGOs raise sustainability concerns over Renewable Energy Directive

A group of Swedish NGOs has called on the European Parliament to dramatically enhance the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) due to concerns about the...

Grazing donkeys boost endangered butterfly population on Kildare Bog

October 19th, 2017 Grazing donkeys are helping to conserve one of Ireland’s most endangered species of butterfly on a Kildare bog, with populations now at...

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