Climate strikers to receive human rights award from Amnesty International

September 16th, 2019 Amnesty International will present Greta Thunberg and the school strike movement with its “highest honour” for human rights work this evening.  Amnesty will award Thunberg...

Irish academics outline support for climate strike

September 16th, 2019 Almost 20 Irish academics have signed an open letter “wholeheartedly” supporting the global climate strike movement whose concerns rest on “solid, incontrovertible...

The Commissioners steering Europe’s Green Deal

September 16th, 2019 Last week, the new European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen outlined her nominees for Commissioners, many of whom are tasked with...

Prospective mining license for Connemara refused

September 16th, 2019 An application for a prospecting licence for mining activities in Connemara was refused by the Government. The Canadian company planned to explore...

Climate Change a serious problem for 95% of Irish people

September 13th, 2019 Up to 95 per cent of the Irish population now view climate change as a serious problem, a new European poll has...

Big week ahead for Irish climate movement

September 13th, 2019 The global climate movement is expected to face a week of reenergized civil disobedience, insurgency and hope next week, and the Irish...

Timmermans put in charge of Green New Deal plan

The new European Commission has tasked Frans Timmermans to oversee the development of a European Green Deal as the bloc bids to become the...

Turf cutter relocation plan blocked by planning authority

The planning authority has refused the State’s plan to relocate nine turf cutters from a protected high bog in Co Kildare to a nearby...

Case referred to Europe over public access to environmental documents

September 11th, 2019A challenge from an environmental NGO in relation to the lack of public access to documents for legal cases has been referred...

Increased cryptosporidium detection in drinking water a health concern, EPA

10 September 2019:  The detection of Cryptosporidium in public drinking water supplies has increased over the past three years, a new Environmental Protection Agency report has...

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