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, […]

An Taisce Spring Clean in Cloneen, Co. Tipperary

Tired of looking at bits of plastic bags, bottles, cable ties and all manner of trash along your road? Now it’s time for action! Cloneen Tidy Village and Graveyard committee, in association with the An Taisce Spring Clean campaign, are making plans to have a major clean up on Saturday 22 April. The National Spring […]

EPA – 2016 A year of progress – and challenges ahead that require input of all sectors and all citizens

The EPA Year in Review 2016 shows that while we have made much progress on environmental issues in Ireland, we now face complex challenges that require the input of all sectors and all citizens. This was underlined by the publication last year of the sixth State of the Environment  report. The report showed that the […]

Irish Water Announces The ‘Preferred Scheme’ To Provide Essential New Water Source For 40% Of The Population

Irish Water has today published the ‘Final Options Appraisal Report’ which identifies the Preferred Scheme for a new source of water supply for its Eastern and Midlands Region. The Water Supply Project will deliver secure and sustainable water for over 40% of the country’s population up to 2050. This will stimulate and facilitate new home […]

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 […]

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