NAMA Workshop

Smart Taxes ( recently organised a workshop on NAMA designed specifically for members of the Environmental Pillar. The workshop consisted of a morning session devoted to NAMA and comprised a number of leading economists presenting their views on NAMA, with a question and answer session following each presentation. Video footage of the event is available, […]

Environmental Hustings for the Dublin Constituency

Here are the highlights from the Environmental Hustings for MEP candidates in the Dublin constituency. Six candidates attended the event which was held in Wynns Hotel in Dublin on Friday May 16th. Emer Costello of Labour, Mary Fitzpatrick of Fianna Fáil, Paul Murphy of the Socialist Party, Eamon Ryan of the Green Party, Nessa Childers Independent and […]

Environmental Hustings for the South Constituency

Here are the highlights from the Environmental Hustings for MEP candidates in the South constituency. Three candidates attended the event which was held in the Gresham Metropole Hotel in Cork on Tuesday May 13th. Kieran Hartley of Fianna Fáil, Jan Van de Ven of Direct Democracy Ireland and Donal O’Riordan of Fís Nua were quizzed […]

So where do they stand on the issues? Highlights from the Environmental hustings for MEP candidates in the Midlands North West

Four European candidates attended the Environmental Hustings in Carrick-on-Shannon last week. Here we bring you the highlights from the event as each candidate grappled with questions set by the Environmental Pillar and ones from the floor. Each of the candidates responses have been grouped together so you can see where they stand on the issues. […]

New local bodies to protect the well-being of local communities for generations to come

The Environmental Pillar welcomes the establishment of new Public Participation Networks (PPNs) The PPNs will focus their attention on the well-being of the local communities for this and future generations, and will nominate representatives to a range of County Council committees including the new Local Community Development Committees. They will be made up of representatives […]

Conference on Marine Protected Areas – March 24

The Marine Group of the Environmental Pillar invites you to a Marine Protected Areas Conference on March 24th 2014, 11.30 am – 5.30 pm  Delivering a coherent network of Marine Protected Areas and using them as a tool in ecosystem-based fisheries management kindly hosted by  The EC representation in Ireland, European Union House, 18 Dawson St, Dublin […]

Public workshop on the Aarhus Convention 26 November 2013

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 […]

Environmental democracy roadshow – first stop Cork

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 […]

Local environmantal reps meet to discuss Local Government Realignment

The Environmental Pillar held a meeting of its Local Environmental Representatives in Dublin on Saturday to discuss the proposed Local Government realignment. The well attended meeting was opened by Michael Ewing, Co-ordinator of the Environmental Pillar. Maura Walsh, CEO of IRD Duhallow also addressed the meeting and gave a presentation on the work of IRD […]

Coastal Resource Protection and Management Seminar

Seminar organized by the Marine Group of the Environmental Pillar, hosted by the European Parliament offices in Ireland Nov 18th 2011; 9.30 – 4 pm; EP Offices Molesworth Street Dublin   Download: Coastal-Resource-Protection-and-Management-18th-Nov-2011 Contains: Acknowledgements, Seminar programme, Summary, Workgroup outcomes, and List of participants Presentations 1.-Sustainable-inshore-fishery-Ilaria-Vielmini 2.-Razor-clams-Ed-Fahy 3.-NIEA-role-in-MPA-network-Joe-Breen 4.-Climate-change-adaptation-Kevin-Lynch 5.-Seagrass-ID-and-monitoring-Karin-Dubsky 6.-Nessa-Childers-MEP-Speech-EU-Marine-priorities-at-local-level-18-November-2011