Legal challenge to Project Ireland 2040 opens today

March 10th, 2020 A legal challenge to the Government’s adoption of Project Ireland 2040 on grounds of climate change concerns opens today in the High Court. Last...

3,600 scientists call for CAP overhaul to protect nature

March 9th, 2020 Thousands of European scientists have declared that the European Commission’s proposals for the next round of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must...

EPA to hold oral hearing on Irish Cement emissions licence

March 6th, 2020 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold an oral hearing to re-evaluate its decision to grant an industrial emissions licence to Irish Cement to...

Irish anti-fracking activist meets UN to discuss global fracking ban

March 6th, 2020An Irish anti-fracking campaigner joined other activists, healthcare professionals and NGOs in New York this week to meet UN officials over their...

New data reveals worrying rise in cyclist injuries

March 4th, 2020 Two in five cyclist injuries are caused by the failure of vehicle drivers to observe their surroundings, new figures released by the Road...

Live exports ‘unlawful’, animal rights groups warn Minister

March 4th, 2020 European and Irish animal welfare groups have called on the Minister for Agriculture to halt the approval of live exports of young...

Commission launches awaited EU climate law proposals

March 5th, 2020 The European Commission has outlined its long-awaited proposal to enshrine the EU’s 2050 climate neutral commitment in law that critics say is simply too...

Work starts to bring life back to ‘little miracle’ wetland

March 4th, 2020 South Dublin County Council has begun remedial works in a bid to restore a small but prominent wetland area in Tallaght that was...

Plans for quarry beside Abbeyleix Bog put on hold

March 4th, 2020 Laois County Council has requested further information on a proposed new quarry close to Abbeyleix Bog that environmentalists argue will impact the...

Heathrow expansion plan wings clipped by courts

March 2nd, 2020 In a landmark ruling last Thursday, the UK Court of Appeal found the British Government’s planned expansion at Heathrow Airport ignored the...

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