Press Conference on State’s failure to consult Irish people on UK nuclear expansion

Concerns about the UK’s nuclear expansion program and Ireland’s failures to consult with the Irish public were raised today by TDs and Senators from across...

New forestry figures point to urgent need for root and branch reform of failing...

Immediate Release Ireland’s latest forestry figures are a clear sign of the urgent need for a root and branch reform of failing forestry policy,...

PRESS RELEASE: Strict enforcement on hedgerow cutting and upland burning vital to avoid environmental...

Immediate Release Strict enforcement on hedgerow cutting and upland burning during the prohibited season is vital to avoid the level of devastation witnessed last...

Environmental groups welcome long overdue public consultation on proposed UK Nuclear Power Plant

Immediate Release The launch of a public consultation on the UK’s planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, less than 250km from Rosslare, is welcome...

Environmental groups welcome Fine Gael Senator’s support for plastic bottle deposit return scheme

Ireland’s leading environmental coalition welcomes support from Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone for a deposit and return system on plastic bottles, and calls on...

Ireland faces mega fines as Commission takes the State to court over poor environmental...

Immediate Release Large fines loom for the Government as the European Commission brings the Irish State back to court over its decade-long failure to carry out...

Waste Reduction Bill badly needed to tackle our escalating plastic problem, Committee hears

The Government must support the straightforward and progressive policies in the Green Party’s Waste Reduction Bill to tackle our escalating plastic problem, the Oireachtas...

We must follow UK’s lead in tackling plastic pollution, say leading environmentalists

 Immediate Release The State must step up its game to tackle plastic pollution in the wake of the UK’s pledge to eliminate plastic waste by...

State must stop incentivising farmers to engage in environmentally-damaging forestry

The State must stop incentivising farmers to engage in environmentally-damaging commercial timber schemes and shift support toward more sustainable native tree cover initiatives, Ireland’s...

EPA report highlights Government total failure to tackle air pollution problems

The EPA’s damning indictment of our transport system’s contribution to poor air quality in Ireland underlies the urgent need to move away from polluting...

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