‘No legal standing’ to argue for citizens’ constitutional rights

January 24th, 2019 An environmental group’s argument that the State’s key climate plan impinges on citizens’ human rights should be discarded as it does not have...

Affiliated Extinction Rebellion group call for a radical change to agriculture

14 September 2020  Members of an affiliated Extinction Rebellion group gathered outside the Department of Agriculture today and called for a radical change to Irish...

New motion raised in bid to save Bill to limit fossil fuel exploration

March 25th, 2019 The Government has” thrown the kitchen sink” at proposed legislation to limit oil and gas exploration to stall the Bill in a...

Budget 2018 measures on electronic vehicles ‘underwhelming’

October 11th, 2017 New measures laid out in Budget 2018 to encourage the take up of electronic vehicles are “underwhelming”, the Irish Electric Vehicle Owners...

Mechanical harvesting threat to kelp in Bantry Bay, court hears

May 15th, 2019 Kelp – a keystone marine species – will be put under threat in Bantry Bay by proposed mechanical harvesting of an area...

We need a Green New Deal for our climate and our health

23 September 2020 Launched in December last year, the European Green Deal is Europe’s roadmap to becoming the first climate-neutral continent. A fundamental component of...

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