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February 3rd, 2020 Over the past three weeks, as in all election cycles, we have become accustomed to the knock at the door from canvassers...

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23 September 2020  The Forestry Bill approved by Cabinet today fails to take account of “social factors”, Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) has said.  The...

Senators outraged as Ministers ‘dishonour’ Climate Act obligations

December 4th, 2018 Senators have heavily criticised the Government for dishonouring its obligations under the 2015 Climate Act during a Seanad session on climate change...

Three Origin Green agri-businesses named on EPA’s worst polluters list

October 3rd, 2017 A leading conservation charity has called on the Government to scrap Origin Green after three companies certified by the food sustainability scheme were listed...

The Climate Cases: Breakthrough – Urgenda v the Netherlands

January 25th, 2018 With the landmark legal case against the Irish Government for alleged inaction to tackle climate change set to be heard before the...

US fracking exports to Europe up 181% in past year

June 6th, 2019 A new report released today shows that fracked gas exports from the US to Europe have increased by 181 per cent since...

Water Nitrate levels require ‘urgent’ action, EPA reports finds

14 July 2021 ‘Urgent and targeted action’ is needed to reduce nitrogen pollution in our waters, an EPA report has warned. The EPA Water...

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...

UCD Project looking at fossil fuel alternatives to receive funding from Science Foundation Ireland

May 3rd, 2017 A University College Dublin project looking at alternatives to fossil fuels has been named as one of four projects to share €72 million...

Weaver Square – ‘we felt part of something so special’

February 13th, 2019 The over the past year, locals of Dublin’s Liberties district were desperately fighting for the survival of their community gardens and allotments...

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