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January 30th, 2018 Shell Ireland is one of eight industrial sites listed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest list of industrial sites under its radar...

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August 24th, 2018 For Simon Toussifar, the Bandon River is a link back to the past. The west Cork artery river, a significant source of...

Cabinet slammed for blocking Bill on fossil fuel exploration licences

July 4th, 2019 Deputy Bríd Smith has slammed the Government’s “utter hypocrisy” on climate action after it emerged today that it will not issue a...

England set to bring in deposit return scheme for bottles in fight against plastic...

March 28th, 2018 The British government has announced plans to bring in a deposit-return scheme in England to increase recycling rates and crack down on...

Waste Ambassadors to facilitate 600 local workshops on household waste management

July 19th, 2017 This autumn, the government will begin an information campaign to advise households on how to manage and reduce waste. Minister for the...

Renewed bid for fracking license in Fermanagh

May 9th, 2019 An Australian energy firm has renewed a licensing process that could lead to fracking for natural gas in Belcoo, Co Fermanagh. Northern...

Environment MEP’s vote to strengthen EU’s most powerful climate law

May 30, 2017 MEP’s voted today to increase the ambition of the EU’s most powerful climate law, the proposed Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR). The environment committee...

Committee told current climate policy has Ireland ‘going backwards’

September 13th, 2018 The policy choices of recent governments have left Ireland “going backwards” in terms of tackling rising emissions, the chair of the Climate...

Cabinet commits to extra funding for developing countries hit by climate change

November 15th, 2017 The Minister for Climate Action today announced that the Government will provide additional funding to support vulnerable countries hit hardest by the...

Ireland must do more to meet EU climate objective

November 29th, 2019 Ireland must do more before the end of the year in order to meet the European Union’s climate action objectives, a new study has...

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