Historic Bill to ban onshore fracking a boost for the global climate movement, says Ireland’s leading environmental organisation

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Today’s passing of the historic Bill to ban onshore fracking is a great victory for local campaigners and a boost for the global climate movement, Ireland’s leading environmental organisation has said. The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 will now move on to the President for signing after passing through the Seanad this afternoon. …

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PRESS RELEASE: CONFERENCE BREXIT AND IMPACT ON THE IRISH ENVIRONMENT, 16 June 2017

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Crucial cross-border cooperation to protect the environment across the island of Ireland must not be “diluted” by Brexit, warned MEPs, NGOs and leading legal experts at a conference today. The views were expressed at a conference in Dundalk today [Friday, 16 June 2017] to examine the potential impacts on the Irish environment in a post-Brexit world and explore opportunities for …

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Press Release: Pillar wholeheartedly denounces Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Agreement

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President Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement shows a profound lack of solidarity with the rest of the world in tackling the universal threat of climate change. The Environmental Pillar wholeheartedly denounces the decision, which puts the Agreement’s goal of limiting global average temperature to within 2°C above pre-industrial levels in doubt. Mr Trump finally announced …

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Press Release: Post-Brexit cross-border cooperation crucial to protect the environment and tackle climate change

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Post-Brexit cross-border cooperation crucial to protect the environment and tackle climate change, say leading environmental groups both North and South of the border The need for cross-border cooperation will be crucial to protect the environment across the island of Ireland as Brexit looms closer, the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement heard today. The Committee heard …

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Press Release: Pillar outlines key budget policies to net €215m in revenue and limit environmentally damaging practices

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May 31st, 2017 Immediate Release Leading environmental organisation outlines three key budget policies to net €215m in revenue and limit environmentally damaging practices. Taxing environmentally damaging practices and giving the money back through investment should be a key initiative of Budget 2018, Ireland’s largest environmental organisation told the Budget Oversight Committee today. Speaking in front of the Committee at a …

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Press Release: Ireland named & shamed at international awards ceremony for subsidising peat burning

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Immediate Release Ireland was among nine countries named and shamed at the Fossil Fuel Subsidy Awards ceremony in Brussels today for the Government’s commitment to subsidise peat burning for electricity generation. Ireland was crowned number one for giving Sneaky Special Treatment to peat-burning at today’s medal ceremony, hosted by Climate Action Network – a coalition of European environmental NGOs. Our …

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Press Release: Ireland’s National Biodiversity Week 2017 launches with 50 FREE events taking place all across Ireland

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For Immediate Release The Irish Environmental Network is delighted to announce the launch of Ireland’s National Biodiversity Week, which will take place from the 19th – 28th May 2017. Over the course of nine days, over 50 free events will take place all across the country, celebrating Ireland’s diverse species and natural habitats. From bat walks and urban beekeeping to whale watching …

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Press Release: Right to Know, Right to Act: Your rights as an European Citizen by Environmental Pillar in Galway

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Immediate Release The Environmental Pillar will hold a seminar in Galway with Independent MEP Marian Harkin on Friday, 26 May 2017 to highlight Irish people’s rights to access information as EU citizens. The interactive seminar – Right to Know, Right to Act: Your rights as a European Citizen – will take place at the Harbour Hotel Galway from 1PM to 4PM. The Environmental …

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Press Release: Right to Know, Right to Act: Your rights as an European Citizen by Environmental Pillar in Athlone

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Immediate Release The Environmental Pillar will hold a seminar in Athlone with Independent MEP Marian Harkin on Friday, 26 May 2017 to highlight Irish people’s rights to access information as EU citizens. The interactive seminar – Right to Know, Right to Act: Your rights as a European Citizen – will take place at the Sheraton Athlone Hotel from 1PM to 4PM. The Environmental …

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Press Release: National Biodiversity Week Competition for Moonlight Kayak on Lough Hyne, Europe’s most unique marine habitats

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For Immediate Release To celebrate the launch of National Biodiversity Week 2017, the Irish Environmental Network is offering people the chance to win two tickets to its Flagship Event: a moonlight kayak to witness the astonishing bioluminescence on Lough Hyne in county Cork, Europe’s first ever marine nature reserve. The Irish Environmental Network (IEN) – an umbrella network of 30 …

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