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As Ireland goes to the polls, the European Commission has withdrawn two key pieces of environmental policy – they must be replaced

Cormac Mulvihill News, Press Releases

For immediate release The European Commission’s withdrawal of two crucial pieces of environmental policy at the moment that citizens across Europe are voting in the European elections sends a bad signal as to what Europe’s priorities are. The formal withdrawal of the 2003 proposal for a Directive on Access to Justice underlines the urgent need for the Commission to speed up its work …

Cormac MulvihillAs Ireland goes to the polls, the European Commission has withdrawn two key pieces of environmental policy – they must be replaced
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Environmental Pillar calls for a national energy strategy

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29 January 2014: The Environmental Pillar calls on the Government to initiate an inclusive participatory process to develop a comprehensive national strategy on energy. “There is a clear and urgent need for a sense of direction and understanding as to how Ireland will power its communities and enable a successful economy, whilst responding to the imminent threat of climate change,” …

Cormac MulvihillEnvironmental Pillar calls for a national energy strategy
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Environmental democracy is still a long way off

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 Press release – 8 January 2013 Environmental democracy is still a long way off “The Irish public are unlikely to accept that their rights to access information, to participate in decision-making and of access to justice regarding the environment are being delivered.  However that is what they are being told in the Irish Government’s Implementation Report to the Aarhus Convention …

Cormac MulvihillEnvironmental democracy is still a long way off
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Public workshop on the Aarhus Convention 26 November 2013

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Expert training in Dublin on the Aarhus Convention The Environmental Pillar is organising events today to deliver training to lawyers, activists and government officials on the Aarhus Convention and its compliance mechanism. Professor Jerzy Jendroska, a member of the Compliance Committee of the Aarhus Convention will be instrumental in helping the Environmental Pillar to deliver the training. Ireland’s compliance with …

Cormac MulvihillPublic workshop on the Aarhus Convention 26 November 2013
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Environment lights the way forward on access to information

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26 November 2013: The right to information, as enshrined by the Aarhus Convention, is an emerging good news story in what has been a dim situation surrounding freedom of information in Ireland.The Aarhus Convention guarantees your right to easily obtain information on the environment or on human health issues that are affected by the environment. It guarantees your right to …

Cormac MulvihillEnvironment lights the way forward on access to information
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Environmental democracy roadshow – first stop Cork

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Cork will be the first stop on a national roadshow to explore citizens’ rights of access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters. Have you found yourself frustrated when trying to get information on development and planning applications? Do you think that there should be more public participation in the decision-making processes around the proposed ‘mega’ salmon farm in …

Cormac MulvihillEnvironmental democracy roadshow – first stop Cork
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Your future, your environment, your health, your decision – what the Aarhus Convention means for you

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Environmental Pillar press release, 24 September 2013 Every person has the right to a healthy environment, and the right to protect it – rights that have recently been recognised by Irish and international law. That’s the Environmental Pillar’s message at the National Ploughing Championships this week. ‘Members of the public now have their human rights extended to include three important …

Cormac MulvihillYour future, your environment, your health, your decision – what the Aarhus Convention means for you
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Aquaculture licencing appeals fees contrary to access to justice provisions of the Aarhus Convention

Cormac Mulvihill 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 …

Cormac MulvihillAquaculture licencing appeals fees contrary to access to justice provisions of the Aarhus Convention
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Victory for environmental democracy

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Environmental Pillar press release 27 February 2013: The news that NAMA has been told that it is required to give the public access to information on the environmental aspects and impacts of its activities was greeted as a victory for environmental democracy by the Environmental Pillar, a coalition of 26 national environmental NGOs. “Instead of trying to block public scrutiny …

Cormac MulvihillVictory for environmental democracy
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Obstacles to effective public participation in strategic environmental decision-making

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  You can also download a PDF version of the presentation here View more presentations from the Irish Environmental Network / Environmental Pillar of Social   Partnership on our Slideshare channel.

Cormac MulvihillObstacles to effective public participation in strategic environmental decision-making