Minister Creed must end overfishing or risk fisheries closures

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November 27th, 2019 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Inaction to ensure sustainable fishing levels has created a situation where significant cuts in quotas and even closure of fisheries must now be considered to meet the EU’s binding 2020 deadline to end overfishing. This is the warning from the Environmental Pillar in a submission to the Department of Marine (DAFM) to feed into Ireland’s …

Niall SargentMinister Creed must end overfishing or risk fisheries closures

Environmental groups outline shock at proposed planning Bill

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IMMEDIATE RELEASEIreland’s leading environmental coalition is shocked at the Minister for Housing’s attempt to press for new planning legislation that would make it near impossible to challenge planning decisions in the courts and hold public authorities and the Government to account. The Environmental Pillar – a coalition of national environmental organisations – learned over the weekend of worrying developments with …

Niall SargentEnvironmental groups outline shock at proposed planning Bill

Budget 2020: Climate ambition still lacking

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Immediate Release Ireland’s largest environmental coalition has said it is disappointed that Budget 2020 has failed to show the level of urgency required to deal with the climate emergency we are facing, While there were some positives (discussed below), the Environmental Pillar – which had called for a €20 bump in the carbon tax – said that it is concerned …

Niall SargentBudget 2020: Climate ambition still lacking

Environmental coalition welcomes Green Wave washing over Ireland

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The Green wave across European and local elections is a clear signal that Irish people want urgent action to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises, Ireland’s largest environmental coalition has said. The Environmental Pillar said today that it was a heartening experience for its member organisations to see the Irish people vote en masse for biodiversity and climate on Friday. …

Niall SargentEnvironmental coalition welcomes Green Wave washing over Ireland

Declaration of biodiversity and climate emergency warmly welcomed

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 IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The Environmental Pillar warmly welcomes the Dáil’s declaration of a climate and biodiversity emergency. The surprise move makes Ireland only the second country to do so, following in the footsteps of the UK that last week recognised the crisis at our door. The issue was raised during a debate on a motion to accept and endorse the recommendations …

Niall SargentDeclaration of biodiversity and climate emergency warmly welcomed

Extinction crisis and climate emergency hot on Cork MEP hustings agenda

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Irish must vote en masse for biodiversity & climate in upcoming elections, says environmental coalition It’s vital that citizens voice their concerns to MEP candidates over climate change and biodiversity loss in advance of the European elections, Ireland’s leading environmental coalition has said. It’s vital that citizens voice their concerns to MEP candidates over climate change and biodiversity loss in …

Niall SargentExtinction crisis and climate emergency hot on Cork MEP hustings agenda

Biodiversity measures in Committee climate report welcomed

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Immediate Release Calls from the Oireachtas Climate Action Committee to protect biodiversity and recognise the vital role of a healthy environment in tackling climate change is welcomed by Ireland’s leading environmental coalition.  The nature-friendly recommendations are included in the Committee’s report officially launched today that will feed into Government policy in tackling climate change.  The report follows six months of scrutiny by …

Niall SargentBiodiversity measures in Committee climate report welcomed

Climate hot on the agenda as Irish youth tell MEP candidates to act on climate

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Young Irish citizens on the frontline of climate activism took centre stage at an event in the capital this evening to tell MEP candidates what needs to be done in Brussels to tackle the crisis of their generation.   The Loud & Clear! Youth views on Climate­ event at the European Parliament office in Co Dublin featured a range of speakers from groups …

Niall SargentClimate hot on the agenda as Irish youth tell MEP candidates to act on climate