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June 1st, 2018 The European Commission has outlined plans for higher ambition on environmental and climate action under the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Announcing the...

Environment Committee will not object to new waste tyre regulations

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Petition for RTE climate debate gathering steam

January 20th, 2020 A petition calling for a standalone climate debate on RTE in the run up to general election has gathered over 1,600 signatures...

Port of Cork Company signs MoU to examine importation of LNG from US fracking...

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Commission outlines plans to improve drinking water across Europe

February 12th, 2018 The European Commission has published its proposals to revise the Drinking Water Directive to increase the quality of drinking water and it`s...

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20 October 2020  The proposed bill on water abstraction set to go before pre-legislative scrutiny this week will fail to regulate the majority of instances,...

Grounding Irish Identidy: Mother Nature and preserving Mother Ireland

16th March 2017 Melanie Phillip’s comments in The Times that Ireland’s claim of nationhood was “tenuous” caused quite the furore, with even the Irish ambassador...

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