Fossil fuel subsidies ‘derailing’ EU climate plans

September 10th, 2019 The continued use of fossil fuel subsidies are set to “derail” the European Union’s 2030 climate plans, a new report has found. An analysis of...

Sewage problems making foul-smelling algae blooms more likely, marine expert

September 5th, 2019 A foul-smelling algae bloom on a beach close to the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant this week was made more likely by sewage...

Poor regulatory oversight key issue for Leitrim forestry

September 3rd, 2019 Weak implementation of afforestation guidelines and regulations was identified as a key concern for respondents to a UCD-led study on forestry policy...

Urgent and radical overhaul of forestry policy needed

September 2nd, 2019 The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has called for a radical overhaul of our forestry sector toward a focus on native species rich...

€4 billion fossil fuel subsidies should be reinvested in Just Transition

September 3rd, 2019 Ireland will fail to achieve a Just Transition if the State continues to provide billions in environmentally harmful tax subsidies, a new report from...

Dairy expansion putting pressure on marine life

September 2nd, 2019 The expansion of the Irish dairy herd is placing significant pressure on aquatic biodiversity, a conference on marine protected areas (MPA) heard today. Speaking at the...

Ireland a ‘laggard’ in European efforts to protect marine biodiversity

September 2nd, 2019 Ireland is at the back of the class in protecting ocean ecosystems and creating protected areas in our seas, a conference on...

Irish floods becoming more severe due to climate impact

September 2nd, 2019 Ireland and other parts of North-Western Europe are most likely to suffer from extreme flooding episodes prompted by climate change, a new study has revealed. The study published in...

Activists take over Liffey Street to highlight air pollution problem

August 31st, 2019 Activists are currently blocking Lower Liffey Street and preventing access to motor traffic in a bid to highlight the capital’s transport-linked air pollution problems. The...

Environmental law experts find fault with Irish planning system

30th August, 2019 A panel of legal experts has found that Irish planning law is non-compliant with requirements under an international convention to allow the...

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