To Flush or Not to Flush? The outrageous fortune of wet wipes is causing...

7th April 2017 ‘Think before you flush’ has been the motto of An Taisce’s Clean Coasts for some time but now wily manufacturers are muddying...

Tremendous response to public consultation on microbeads ban, says Minister Coveney

The “tremendous” response to the public consultation on a microbeads ban outlines the Irish people’s growing concern with protecting our marine environment, says Minister...

Irish agriculture is the least climate-efficient in the EU

6th April 2017 Ireland has the least climate-efficient agricultural sector in Europe, according to a new EU report. The report, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Committee...

Fracking Ban Moves Step Closer with Oireachtas Committee Backing

A national ban on fracking moved a step closer this month as an Oireachtas Joint Committee unanimously agreed to support a Private Member’s Bill...

€5 million Scheme to Deep Retrofit Homes announced. Is enough being done for Ireland...

6th April 2017 The Allocation of €5 million to the the deep retrofit homes scheme this year will fund major energy efficiency upgrades to homes...

Ireland seeks consultation on UK’s new nuclear plant close to Irish east coast

5th April 2017 The Department of the Environment has requested the UK government keep them informed on their first new nuclear plant in 20 years. Hinkley...

MEPs vote in favour of a phase-out of incentives for vegetable oil biofuel by 2020

European politicians voted today in favour of a resolution calling for a halt to incentives for biofuels used in the transport sector that are...

Illegal dumping and mechanical turf cutting discovered in Glenveagh National Park

4th April 2017 Asbestos and a large pile of building materials has been found illegally dumped in a national park in Co Donegal over the...

MEPs reject EU vehicle surveillance agency and opportunity to stop possible emissions scandals

4th April 2017 The European Parliament have “missed an opportunity” by voting against the establishment of an EU Vehicle Surveillance Agency, which would have ended...

Feeding Ourselves Festival in Cloughjordan. Come for the talks and tours. Stay for the...

3rd April 2017 Last week, we looked at the growth and success of Ireland’s first eco-village in Cloughjordan, Tipperary. On Saturday and Sunday, Cultivate will...

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