‘Astronomical’ emissions leads to temporary closure of French pharmaceutical factory

July 19th, 2018 A French pharmaceutical company has temporarily stopped activities in one of its sites after the release of “astronomical” emissions of a chemical...

World Ocean Film Festival to have first ever screening in Ireland

August 28th, 2018 The World Ocean Film Festival visits Ireland for the first time with inspiring movies to spread awareness and join all the ocean...

NGOs call on Irish State to cut coal ties in Philippines

December 13th, 2018 A coalition of environmental and civil society organisations from the Philippines has written to the Minister for Climate Action urging him to...

General Election: the week for the climate to shine?

February 3rd, 2020 This general election, candidates are confronting a much more climate conscience electorate than it did in 2016. After a year of school strikes, Extinction...

Chinese Lantern event in Punchestown may not have required safety permission

May 16, 2018 A Chinese lantern event set to take place at Punchestown, Co Kildare this August may not have the required safety permission for...

Current approach to data centres is appropriate, Committee told

6 July 2021  The Commission for Regulations of Utilities’ (CRU) current approach to data centres is the appropriate one, the Committee on Climate Action heard...

Hundreds protest at the Dail to demand urgent climate action

Hundreds of citizens held a demonstration in front of Dáil Éireann on Tuesday to demand rapid and ambitious action from the Irish Government to...

Open call for local rewetting schemes officially launches

17 August 2020  An open call was officially launched today for locally-led rewetting schemes of farmed peatland as part of the Department of Agriculture’s Rural...

Interview: The success of the student divestment movement in Ireland

July 6th, 2017 With the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill subject to pre-legislative scrutiny in the Dáil last week, Lia Flattery looks back at the success...

EU court confirms strict rules to halt killing of endangered species

October 10th, 2019 The EU’s top court today upheld strict species protection rules in a case brought to try and stop the capture and killing...

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