Who we are

The Environmental Pillar is made up of 28 national environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who work together to represent the views of the Irish environmental sector.

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Who we are

The Environmental Pillar is made up of 28 national environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who work together to represent the views of the Irish environmental sector. Find out more…

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What we do

The Environmental Pillar creates and promotes policies that advance sustainability. We act as an advocacy coalition promoting sustainable solutions in areas such as climate change, biodiversity, rescource efficiency, transport, planning and water.

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What we do

The Environmental Pillar creates and promotes policies that advance sustainability. We act as an advocacy coalition for environmental NGOs promoting sustainable solutions in areas such as climate change, biodiversity, rescource efficiency, transport, planning and water.  Find out more

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EU critical of Ireland’s failure to tax environmental harm

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The Environmental Pillar wish to highlight the concerns raised around the failure to make Ireland’s tax system environmentally friendly. The Environmental Pillar, an advocacy coalition of 28 Irish environmental NGOs, is calling on the government to address the issues raised in the draft Country Specific Recommendations for Ireland published by the European Commission. They include: The need to raise the …

Burning peat is costing our environment and the taxpayer dearly and needs to stop

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The Environmental Pillar condemns the decision to continue burning peat in power stations past 2019 and calls for a transition to sustainable jobs in the Midlands. The Environmental Pillar, an advocacy coalition made up of 28 Irish environmental NGOs, is calling for a reversal of the decision by ESB and Bord na Móna to continue to operate two peat-fired power …

Concerns over European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, letter to Minister Simon Coveney

Dear Minister Coveney I am writing to highlight to you issues raised at a meeting in Clonakilty earlier this month. As I understand it the issue detailed below, and in the attached letter, was raised at the meeting by both the EU Commission and our representatives on the Shadow Monitoring Committee for the Operational Programme (OP) of the European Maritime …

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