Environmental Pillar submission to the consultation on Ireland’s Climate Action Plan 2023

The Environmental Pillar's submission covers the following areas: The Framework Avoid impacting biodiversity Carbon Pricing and Cross-Cutting Issues Transport Agriculture, Land Use and Forestry Buildings Waste and the Circular Economy

Press Release: Routine hedge-cutting during the month of August remains an offence under the...

For immediate release The existing prohibition on cutting ANY hedgerows between March 1st and August 31st is an offence under the Wildlife acts, unless exempted The...

Dark day for Irish biodiversity as Dail passes destructive Heritage Bill

Immediate Release The passage of the destructive Heritage Bill through the Dail marks a dark day for Irish biodiversity, Ireland’s leading environmental coalition has...

PRESS RELEASE: Ireland named & shamed at international awards ceremony for subsidising peat burning

Immediate Release Ireland was among nine countries named and shamed at the Fossil Fuel Subsidy Awards ceremony in Brussels today for the Government’s commitment to...

PRESS RELEASE: Citizens’ Assembly must call for referendum on constitutional right to environmental protection

The Citizens’ Assembly must call for a referendum to give a constitutional right to environmental protection to the people of Ireland, says the country’s...

Press Release: 500 organisations sign open letter to Jean-Claude Juncker urging him to protect...

500 organisations sent an open letter to the President of the European Commission (EC) Jean-Claude Juncker today urging him to enact legislation to protect...

Press release: Right to Know, Right to Act: Your rights as an European Citizen...

Immediate Release The Environmental Pillar will hold a seminar with MEP Liadh Ni Riada this Friday, 28 April 2017 to highlight Irish people’s rights to...

Better Europe Alliance response to European Commission 2017 Country Report for Ireland

As part of the annual European Semester process, the European Commission published its Country Reports on each EU Member State, including Ireland, in February...

PRESS RELEASE: Environmental NGOs slam Minister of State’s climate speech in New York

Immediate Release The government should focus on its own mitigation efforts instead of offering the false hope of helping poorer countries adapt to climate change...

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...

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