Environmental Pillar supports fracking ban in submission to government

Ian Carey News, Submissions

The Environmental Pillar supports the Bill – The Prohibition of Extraction and Exploration of Onshore Petroleum 2016, and recommends that the Committee pass this Bill to the next stage of the Dáil without delay. As a network we are motivated by the mounting global and national peer reviewed evidence detailing the significant risks and negative impacts associated with unconventional fossil …

Ian CareyEnvironmental Pillar supports fracking ban in submission to government

Press Release: Over 80 Irish civil society groups, including unions, farmers and business owners, are calling on MEPs to reject the EU Canada trade deal

Ian Carey News, Press Releases

A coalition of Irish farmers, environmentalists, trade unionists, global justice groups and small business organisations have called on MEPs to oppose the EU Canada trade deal known as CETA. [1]   The groups co-signed a letter to members of a European Parliament committee [2] calling for rejection of the deal earlier this week.   The trade deal is making its way through …

Ian CareyPress Release: Over 80 Irish civil society groups, including unions, farmers and business owners, are calling on MEPs to reject the EU Canada trade deal

Press Release: Over 450 European and Canadian civil society groups urge legislators to reject CETA

Ian Carey News, Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE Over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The Environmental Pillar, a coalition of 28 Irish environmental NGOs, also joined the call for politicians to reject this trade deal. We have joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by …

Ian CareyPress Release: Over 450 European and Canadian civil society groups urge legislators to reject CETA

Press Release: Environmental groups concerned that EU Parliament will not be allowed to scrutinise the CETA trade deal with Canada

Ian Carey News, Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE Today a resolution to seek an opinion from the European Court of Justice on the compatibility of CETA with EU Treaties [1] was rejected by the European Parliament. The push to fast-track the controversial CETA trade deal continues with both the EU Trade Committee and the Conference of the Presidents over the last weeks indicating they were not …

Ian CareyPress Release: Environmental groups concerned that EU Parliament will not be allowed to scrutinise the CETA trade deal with Canada

Press Release: Climate change IS the challenge of our generation but Budget 2017 falls FAR short of what is needed

Ian Carey News, Press Releases

Budget 2017 may have brought measures to move Ireland’s transport and energy sectors towards a low carbon future but action across all areas of policy is needed to put the country on a sustainable path. The Environmental Pillar, an advocacy coalition of 28 national environmental charities, are calling Budget 2017 a missed opportunity to prepare our economy for the impact …

Ian CareyPress Release: Climate change IS the challenge of our generation but Budget 2017 falls FAR short of what is needed

Taxing environmentally damaging practices and giving the money back through investment should be a key initiative of Budget 2017

Ian Carey News, Press Releases

Environmental groups are calling on the government to tax environmentally damaging practices to change behaviour and raise government revenue. Three simple measures, a levy on single-use items, a levy on the aggregates, and a levelling of the excise duty on petrol and diesel, would net the government in the region of €415m every year.* And these measures are achievable as …

Ian CareyTaxing environmentally damaging practices and giving the money back through investment should be a key initiative of Budget 2017

Press Release: Taoiseach misses opportunity to reinstate the Department of the Environment

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Today the Government have failed to restore the Department of the Environment despite public outcry over its abolition. Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced the new Junior Ministers but did not take the opportunity to address the problem of splitting up the functions of the Department of the Environment. The Environmental Pillar, an advocacy coalition of 28 national environmental NGOs, is …

Ian CareyPress Release: Taoiseach misses opportunity to reinstate the Department of the Environment

Press Release: Using nature, stopping poor development, and long-term planning are key to tackling flooding

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The Environmental Pillar today publish a series of twenty measures which if implemented could help prevent the worst effects of flooding. As communities around Ireland continue to deal with the aftermath of this winter’s devastating floods, the Environmental Pillar is calling for immediate measures to be taken to protect communities now and into the future. Key to the proposals are …

Ian CareyPress Release: Using nature, stopping poor development, and long-term planning are key to tackling flooding

Press Release: Bill to ban fracking in Ireland welcomed by environmental groups

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The Environmental Pillar welcome the introduction of a bill today to ban fracking in Ireland. The Environmental Pillar, which is made up of 28 national environmental NGOs, are calling on TDs to support the proposed law which will prohibit the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the exploration or extraction of oil and gas in Ireland and Irish seas. The …

Ian CareyPress Release: Bill to ban fracking in Ireland welcomed by environmental groups