Correpondence with Minister Deenihan on Councillor John Sheahan’s appalling call for an ‘open season’ on hen harriers

Ian Carey Letters, News

On 25 July 2013 the Environmental Pillar sent this letter to Minister Deenihan in response to shocking comments made by Councillor Sheahan as reported in the Limerick Leader. There is no longer an online version of the Limerick Leader’s article, however you can still see a scan of a printed version, and the text, on this webpage by Raptor Persecution Scotland. Dear …

Ian CareyCorrepondence with Minister Deenihan on Councillor John Sheahan’s appalling call for an ‘open season’ on hen harriers

Aquaculture licencing appeals fees contrary to access to justice provisions of the Aarhus Convention

Ian Carey 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 …

Ian CareyAquaculture licencing appeals fees contrary to access to justice provisions of the Aarhus Convention

Environmental Pillar’s letter to Minister Hogan on action to improve air quality

Ian Carey Letters, News

Re: Upcoming discussion on “air quality and urban environment” during the meeting of the Informal Council of European Union’s (EU) Environment Ministers of Monday 22 April 2013 9th April 2013 Dear Minister Hogan We are writing to you in view of the upcoming Informal Council of EU Environment Ministers of Monday 22 April to ask you to support ambitious action …

Ian CareyEnvironmental Pillar’s letter to Minister Hogan on action to improve air quality

The Access Initiative – National Coalition for Ireland

Ian Carey Letters, News

To An Taoiseach, The Minister for the Environment and the Government of Ireland The Access Initiative – National Coalition for Ireland Further to our letter of 28 February 2012, we, the Environmental Pillar, plus the undersigned environmental organisations, are writing to you as The Access Initiative’s (TAI) national coalition for Ireland.  TAI is the world’s largest network of civil society …

Ian CareyThe Access Initiative – National Coalition for Ireland

Rights at Risk at the United Nations

Ian Carey Letters, News

Open Letter to the Secretary General for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), Co-Chairs of the Bureau for Rio+20 and Member-States of the United Nations RIGHTS AT RISK AT THE UNITED NATIONS We – the civil society organizations and social movements who have responded to the call of the United Nations General Assembly to participate in the Rio+20 …

Ian CareyRights at Risk at the United Nations

Right to Water Letter

Ian Carey Letters, News

We the undersigned representatives of civil society organizations and social movements, Seeking to protect the United Nations historic recognition of the Human Right to water and Sanitation by the General Assembly and Human Rights Council through resolutions A/Res/64/292  and A/HRC/15/L/14 respectively, Concerned by European Union amendments to the UNCSD Zero Draft text which seeks to remove recognition of the Human …

Ian CareyRight to Water Letter

Letter calling for the establishment of a European Whale and Dolphine Sanctuary

Ian Carey Letters, News

 Towards a Pan-European Whale and Dolphin Sanctuary The Environmental Pillar calls upon the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Members States to work together to establish a European Whale and Dolphin Sanctuary throughout European waters.  In this regard the Environmental Pillar calls upon the Irish Government to highlight the 21 year success story that began with the 1991 Sanctuary …

Ian CareyLetter calling for the establishment of a European Whale and Dolphine Sanctuary

Three Demands campaign for Rio 2012

Ian Carey Letters, News

To the government of Ireland The Access Initiative – National Coalition for Ireland We, [the Environmental Pillar, plus the undersigned environmental organisations], are writing to you as The Access Initiative’s (TAI) national coalition for Ireland.  TAI is the world’s largest network of civil society organisations and activists working to ensure that people have the right and ability to influence decisions …

Ian CareyThree Demands campaign for Rio 2012

Letter to An Taoiseach regarding proposed incorporation of the Heritage Council with the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht

Ian Carey Letters, News

Full text of letter to An Taoiseach Ref: Proposed incorporation of the Heritage Council with the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht cc. Minister Phil Hogan, Minister Jimmy Deenihan Dear Taoiseach, The Environmental Pillar, whilst realising the necessity of cost savings across government, is very concerned at proposals to incorporate the Heritage Council into the Department of Arts, Heritage and …

Ian CareyLetter to An Taoiseach regarding proposed incorporation of the Heritage Council with the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht

Levy on Incineration: letter to Minister Hogan

Ian Carey Letters, News

Full text of letter to Minister Hogan Ref: Levy on Incineration Dear Minister Hogan, It must be stated from the outset that the Environmental Pillar is opposed to the use of mass burn incineration as a part of the waste management strategy.  This opposition is based on the many impacts that incineration will have on the health and well-being of …

Ian CareyLevy on Incineration: letter to Minister Hogan