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 […]

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 […]

Enterprise Ireland will be hosting an information day on the CIP Eco-innovation Programme

This EU funded initiative bridges the gap between research and the market. It helps good ideas for innovative products, services and processes that protect the environment become fully-fledged commercial prospects, ready for use by business and industry. A more efficient use of resources is a must for the competitiveness of businesses. Eco-innovation is a way […]

EPA launches new iPhone app to encourage people to report environmental pollution – If you See It – then Say It!

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launched a new iPhone App, See it? Say it!, to help people to report environmental pollution in their towns and villages.   The new App makes it easy for people to report a pollution incident the moment they see it. Using the App you can now take a photograph […]

EU LIFE+ Programme 2013

Funding is available for Environmental Projects under the EU LIFE+ Programme 2007-2013.  Over the period 2007-2013, Life+ will provide €1.7 billion for co-funded projects across the EU which are linked to nature conservation, environmental technology and the communication of environmental matters. Ireland’s allocation for this year is €4m approx, subject to suitable projects being submitted […]

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