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

Ian Carey Letters, News

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 …

Ian CareyConcerns over European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, letter to Minister Simon Coveney
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Report from the 7th Meeting of the European Advisory Committees on Biosafety in the field of contained use and deliberate release of GMOs, Amsterdam 16th-17th October 2014

Ian Carey Letters, News

Sadhbh O’Neill In attendance as member of EPA advisory committee on GMOs, representing the Environmental Pillar. This symposium is an event to facilitate dialogue between the scientific experts across the EU and EEA on current trends in regulating the contained use and deliberate release of GMOs. This document is merely intended to be a personal note of a conference and …

Ian CareyReport from the 7th Meeting of the European Advisory Committees on Biosafety in the field of contained use and deliberate release of GMOs, Amsterdam 16th-17th October 2014
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Letter to TDs on the definition of ‘public authorities’ in the Freedom of Information Bill

Ian Carey Letters, News

The Environmental Pillar sent this letter to all TDs on 5 November 2013, asking them to support the inclusion of this definition of ‘public authorities’ in the Freedom of Information Bill   Dear Deputy, The new Freedom of Information Bill is a step forward in many ways, but at present it is missing one opportunity. The explicit exclusion of all …

Ian CareyLetter to TDs on the definition of ‘public authorities’ in the Freedom of Information Bill
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Environmental Pillar calls on EU to provide transparency on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Ian Carey Letters, News

The Environmental Pillar has joined the calls to ask EU Commissioner De Gucht to provide transparency on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Several Civil Society groups, including Friends of the Earth, European Environmental Bureau, Transport and Environment, and Transparency International have written to Commissioner De Gucht calling for transparency on the EU’s negotiations in the TTIP.   The Letter …

Ian CareyEnvironmental Pillar calls on EU to provide transparency on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
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Letter to Minister Quinn: Third Level Campuses as Living Laboratories for the Green Economy and a Sustainable Ireland

Ian Carey Letters, News

Dear Minister Quinn, The members of the Environmental Pillar are asking you to support a proposal under the Action Plan for Jobs 2014 for Third Level Campuses as Living Laboratories for the Green Economy and a Sustainable Ireland, as outlined on pages 73-76 of our Greening-the-Economy-and-Creating-Sustainable-Employment report. The Environmental Pillar is an advocacy coalition of 27 national environmental NGOs and is …

Ian CareyLetter to Minister Quinn: Third Level Campuses as Living Laboratories for the Green Economy and a Sustainable Ireland
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Letter to TDs on the definition of ‘public authorities’ in the Freedom of Information Bill

Ian Carey Letters, News

The Environmental Pillar sent this letter to all TDs on 5 November 2013, asking them to support the inclusion of this definition of ‘public authorities’ in the Freedom of Information Bill   Dear Deputy, The new Freedom of Information Bill is a step forward in many ways, but at present it is missing one opportunity. The explicit exclusion of all …

Ian CareyLetter to TDs on the definition of ‘public authorities’ in the Freedom of Information Bill
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Minister Coveney urged to extend agri-environment scheme into 2014 to fill ‘gap’

Ian Carey Letters, News

On Thursday 17 October 2013, the Environmental Pillar sent the following letter to Minister Coveney:   Dear Minister Coveney, Your intention, as we understand the reporting of it, is not to extend support for farmers coming out of REP4 or AEOS in to 2014. This is part of an attempt to save money and will impact on up to 13,000 …

Ian CareyMinister Coveney urged to extend agri-environment scheme into 2014 to fill ‘gap’
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Urgent action: ask our MEPs to support mandatory environmental impact assessments for fracking

Ian Carey Letters, News

In just 2 days time, the Plenary Assembly of the European Parliament will make its final vote on the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive. This is a crucial opportunity to convince our MEPs to support proposed amendments that will make environmental impact assessments mandatory for proposed fracking operations across the EU. Earlier this year, the Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety …

Ian CareyUrgent action: ask our MEPs to support mandatory environmental impact assessments for fracking
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Correpondence with Minister Deenihan on Councillor John Sheahan’s appalling call for an ‘open season’ on hen harriers

Ian Carey Letters, News

On 25 July 2013 the Environmental Pillar sent this letter to Minister Deenihan in response to shocking comments made by Councillor Sheahan as reported in the Limerick Leader. There is no longer an online version of the Limerick Leader’s article, however you can still see a scan of a printed version, and the text, on this webpage by Raptor Persecution Scotland. Dear …

Ian CareyCorrepondence with Minister Deenihan on Councillor John Sheahan’s appalling call for an ‘open season’ on hen harriers
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Aquaculture licencing appeals fees contrary to access to justice provisions of the Aarhus Convention

Ian Carey Letters, News

31 May 2013 Dear Minister Coveney, (cc. Minister Hogan) During the month of May you issued c.35 Aquaculture licences for the Castlemaine Harbour in Co Kerry. As you know, under  S.I. No. 309/2003 — Sea-Fishing Boat Licensing Appeals (Fees) Regulations 2003, anyone other than the applicant wishing to appeal against the issuing of these licences must pay a fee of …

Ian CareyAquaculture licencing appeals fees contrary to access to justice provisions of the Aarhus Convention