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17 November 2020  The ambition in the recently published Climate Bill must be increased, according to a coalition of over 40 civil society organisations.  Stop Climate...

Clare Bailey on Northern Ireland’s Climate Bill

13 November 2020  There’s been lots of coverage and discussion of the recently introduced Climate Bill as it made its way through the pre-legislative scrutiny. Meanwhile,...

Raw sewage from 35 towns and villages present in Irish water

12 November 2020  Raw sewage from 35 towns and villages are present in Irish waters and the vast majority of these areas are unlikely to...

Minister for Agriculture appeals High Court trawler decision

11 November 2020  The Minister for Agriculture has launched an appeal against the High Court’s decision to permit large trawlers within Ireland’s inshore waters.  Last month...

Gas subsidies included in EU Recovery Fund

10 November 2020  Fossil gas will fall into the scope of the €672.5 billion EU recovery fund and “contradicts the Parliament’s multiple earlier commitments” to...

Energy emissions decline by 4.5 per cent

9 November 2020  Energy emissions fell by 4.5 per cent in 2019, according to the latest figures from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).  The...

Planning permission for Shannon LNG quashed

9 November 2020  Planning permission for the controversial Shannon LNG terminal has been quashed by the High Court.  Following a twelve year-long battle, the High Court...

Delivering on Paris Climate Agreement will require a “New Deal or Marshall Plan”

4 November 2020  Genuinely delivering on Paris climate agreement targets will take measures like “the New Deal or the Marshall Plan,” the Committee on Climate...

Ireland’s 2050 climate target: too little, too late

3 November 2020 Language of “degrees” and “targets” often alienates people from the climate crisis. Yet, while they might seem abstract, boring, or wonkish, these figures...

Ireland plays a “leading role” in allowing overfishing

2 November 2020 Ireland has played a “leading role” in the EU-wide failure to end overfishing, a new report concludes.  Authored by Policy Officer Fintan Kelly,...

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