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July 11th, 2019 Addressing skills shortages will be essential in order to meet retrofitting targets outlined in the Government’s new climate plan, the Oireachtas Committee on...

Lessons for proposed Citizens’ Assembly on biodiversity

July 10th, 2019 Last May, a major UN biodiversity report gave a stark warning that nature is declining at unprecedented rates globally. Ireland’s National Biodiversity Conference Report lays...

Dail clash over ‘cup of coffee’ fossil fuel lobbying of Taoiseach advisor

July 10th, 2019 Deputy Brid Smith and Leo Varadkar clashed yesterday over “cup of coffee” lobbying of one of the Taoiseach’s advisors by the oil...

Existing fossil fuel infrastructure enough to surpass 1.5-degree threshold

July 10th, 2019 Global fossil fuel infrastructure currently in place will push temperatures above the 1.5 degrees Paris Agreement target, recent research has found. In...

Lidl granted permission for new €1 million solar array

July 9th, 2019 Lidl Ireland has welcomed the granting of planning permission from Kildare County Council that will allow the supermarket chain to install solar...

‘Disconnect’ between Committee report and Climate Action Plan

July 9th, 2019 There is a notable disparity between the policy ambition in the recent landmark Oireachtas climate committee report and the Government’s new climate...

New biodiversity photo exhibit celebrates Irish wildlife

July 9th, 2019 Ireland’s leading amateur nature and wildlife photographers were celebrated at the launch of Ireland’s Biodiversity Photographer of the Year exhibition today. Over 350...

Forestry sector must engage with local to avoid fate of wind industry

July 8th, 2019 It is vital that the Government and forestry industry engage with local communities over plans to ramp up tree planting in order...

Climate activists interrupt Minister Bruton at forestry industry event

July 8th, 2019 Members of Extinction Rebellion Ireland interrupted a speech by the Minister for Climate Action at a forestry industry event this morning to...

Extinction Rebellion activists glue themselves to Climate Department building

July 8th, 2019 Members of Extinction Rebellion Ireland have glued themselves to the Department of Climate Action building in Dublin this afternoon to protest against...

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