Green Party welcome resignation of Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan

The Green Party welcomed the resignation of the Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan this evening. Speaking in response to the resignation, Green Party Justice Spokesperson, Councillor...

Greens call on Government to declare a homeless emergency

Party wants Compulsory Purchase powers to be expanded through emergency legislation Following the publication of Government homeless figures showing a further significant rise in homeless...

An Taisce and local groups raise concern over plans for aluminium plant in Limerick

September 8th, 2017 Limerick City and County Council would be “playing with fire” by allowing a company to blast for rock close to a storage...

Commuting in Ireland report: long way to go for sustainable transport

September 7th, 2017 New commuting figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) last week contained some good news for the environment, but also demonstrated...

An Taisce raises concern on Aughinish Quarry blasting

An Taisce has made a submission to Limerick City and County Council on the current planning application for an extended rock quarry involving blasting,...

International support for curlew conservation on lodge bog

September 7th, 2017 The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) have received international support from Seacology for their efforts to conserve peatland habitat for the breeding...

Europe’s highest court to examine legality of CETA’s controversial investment court system

September 7th, 2017 The legality of the controversial investment court system in the EU-Canada free trade deal is set to be scrutinised by Europe’s highest...

Greens urge households to make donation to environmental groups following water refunds

The Green Party today called on households who disagree with water charge refunds to make a donation to environmental groups dedicated to protecting water...

Impact of climate change ‘locked in’ for decades – National Risk Assessment 2017

September 6th, 2017 The diverse and wide-ranging impacts of climate change on Ireland’s environment, society, economic and natural resources are “locked-in” for decades to come,...

Farmers’ livelihoods at risk by State’s climate change adaptation plans

Farmers’ livelihoods are at risk by inadequate State planning for climate change. This is the view of the Green Party’s agriculture spokesperson, Pippa Hackett, who,...

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