New Car Sales Fall But Used Car Sales Increase

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued the Q3 Motor Industry Review of 2017 in association with DoneDeal, along with the SIMI official October 172 registration statistics. The review outlined that new car sales in for the first nine months of 2017 (totalled 128,578) declined by 10.2% when compared to new cars sold during […]

EPA Warns 5 Industrial Sites To Improve Their Environmental Performance

The EPA has today launched a new enforcement initiative to drive further environmental compliance at industrial and waste facilities.  Licensed facilities with the poorest compliance status are identified as National Priority Sites for enforcement using a new system developed by the EPA.  Points are allocated to each site based on compliance data such as complaints, incidents and […]

Bill to Ban Fracking Passes through the Oireachtas

Today’s passing of the historic Bill to ban onshore fracking is a great victory for local campaigners and a boost for the global climate movement, Ireland’s leading environmental organisation has said. The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 will now move on to the President for signing after passing […]

Rally to denounce Trump “playing Russian roulette with climate change”

The Stop Climate Chaos coalition has called a protest rally outside the US Embassy in Dublin for Friday lunchtime to protest at President Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change. The coalition of aid agencies, environmental organizations, student and faith groups, denounced President Trump’s decision, describing it […]

#2minutestreetclean encourages individuals to take 2 minutes during their day to clean up their local areas

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten and Chairperson for the campaign Michael John O’Mahony, has celebrated the success of the National Spring Clean 2017 campaign.   The National Spring Clean, run by An Taisce, is firmly established as Ireland’s largest and longest running anti-litter initiative. The campaign has achieved continuous annual […]

Bill to Ban Fracking in Ireland passes another major legislative hurdle

Friends of the Earth welcome the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and the Environment’s decision to pass a Bill which would ban hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas in Ireland.  This marks the ‘third stage’ or ‘committee stage’ debate on this Bill. The proposed Bill received unanimous support from the Dail late last year, […]

EPA’s App makes it easy for people to report environmental pollution

If you ‘See It?’ – then ‘Say It!’, says EPA ‘See It? Say It!’ App now available for Android phones as well as iPhones. The App now links to the FixYourStreet website, that is monitored by all local authorities. The Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly T.D. today launched the Android version of the successful […]

EPA’s App makes it easy for people to report environmental pollution

If you ‘See It?’ – then ‘Say It!’, says EPA ‘See It? Say It!’ App now available for Android phones as well as iPhones. The App now links to the FixYourStreet website, that is monitored by all local authorities. The Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly T.D. today launched the Android version of the successful […]

EPA report sets out how to break the link between economic growth and environmental impact

Millions of Euro per year can be saved right across the economy and society if people use water, energy and raw materials in a better way – through efficient production processes and less wasteful consumption.  If we want our society to be competitive and sustainable we need to live better while using less.   This […]

Hogan Announces Funding for Local Environmental Initiatives

Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government today, 2 September 2013, announced the 2013 Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund.  This fund, which has operated since 1997, supports local environmental initiatives by communities, individuals and not-for-profit groups.  The Minister has allocated funding of €400,000 to this year’s scheme, an increase from €337,000 in […]

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