Limerick woman forced to remove solar panels from her roof

Planning regulations seriously out of touch with the new clean energy future A Limerick woman will appear in Limerick Criminal and Licensing Court this morning (7/09/18) to defend her decision to install solar panels of the roof of her home in Gouldahover Estate in County Limerick. Current planning guidelines limit the extent of solar arrays […]

Thousands Of Shoppers Plan To Ditch Plastic At Supermarkets In Ireland

This Saturday, thousands of shoppers nationwide are planning to leave leave their unwanted plastic packaging at supermarket retailers as part of the Sick of Plastic campaign organised by Friends of the Earth and VOICE Ireland. The campaign has received widespread public interest over the past month with over 360 people registering as local organisers. The […]

Leo Lets Us All Down On Climate Change In Effort To Cosy Up To Trump

Friends of the Earth has accused Leo Varadkar of dropping a diplomatic clanger on climate change in his effort to cosy up to Trump. While speaking publicly in the U.S. today, the Taoiseach said he was “happy to take credit” for the rejection of a planning application for a wind farm near Trump’s Doonbeg golf course […]

Campaigners Ditch Plastic At Dail As Committee Hears Expert Testimony On Waste Reduction Bill

Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment (VOICE), Friends of the Earth, representatives of Zero Waste Ireland and Uplift, along with the public, will bring their unwanted plastic single-use packaging to the Dail to express their desire to ‘ditch plastic’ and support the Green Party’s Waste Reduction bill under consideration in the Communication, Climate Action […]

Stop Climate Chaos Coalition

Individuals, NGOs and businesses from Ireland and around the world already have had the opportunity to voice their concerns to the Citizens’ Assembly through a major public consultation. The consultation was a great success with the Assembly receiving close to 1,200 submissions, which are available online. Speaking on behalf of Ireland’s Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, Jerry […]

Friends of the Earth urges Taoiseach to follow through on fair payment for solar electricity

With the Government due to publish its new plans for renewable electricity any day now, Friends of the Earth is bringing its “Run On Sun” campaign back to Electric Picnic. Last year, Leo Varadkar was one of 6,000 festival goers who signed a petition for a fair payment for solar electricity. This year, Picnicers will be […]

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 […]

Farmers join Environmentalists To Back Bill To Ban Fracking

As an Oireachtas Committee began hearings on a draft law to ban fracking, today the IFA is joining local groups, environmentalists, water specialists and student campaigners to call for the Bill to be passed without delay.  Hildegarde Naughton TD, the Chair of Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action, received a petition from the groups, signed by […]