PRESS RELEASE: Environmental NGOs slam Minister of State’s climate speech in New York

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Immediate Release The government should focus on its own mitigation efforts instead of offering the false hope of helping poorer countries adapt to climate change through unsustainable agricultural practices, Ireland’s leading environmental coalition has said. The comments from the Environmental Pillar – a coalition of 26 national environmental organisations – follow a speech from Minister of State for Agriculture and …

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PRESS RELEASE: New Seanad Report on Brexit’s threat to the environment welcomed by environmental groups

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Immediate Release Ireland’s leading environmental coalition welcomes the Seanad’s calls for concrete action to ensure environmental regulation remains rigorous across the island of Ireland in a post-Brexit world. A new Seanad report – Brexit: Implications and Potential Solutions – calls for Ireland to be “considered a single bio-geographic unit” amid fears that UK and EU regulation in this area “may fall …

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PRESS RELEASE: Three key budget policies to net over €200m in revenue and protect environment

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Immediate Release Leading environmental organisation outlines three key budget policies to net over €200m in revenue and limit environmentally damaging activities. Taxing environmentally damaging practices and giving the money back through investment should be a key initiative of Budget 2018, Ireland’s largest environmental organisation has told the Minister of Finance. In its pre-budget submission to Minister Paschal Donohoe, the Environmental …

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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: 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: Right to Know, Right to Act: Your rights as an European Citizen by Environmental Pillar, Co Limerick

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Immediate Release The Environmental Pillar will hold a seminar with MEP Liadh Ni Riada this Friday, 28 April 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 Savoy Hotel, Henry Street, Co Limerick from 1PM to 4PM. Speakers …

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Press release: Right to Know, Right to Act: Your rights as an European Citizen by Environmental Pillar, Co Cork

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Immediate Release The Environmental Pillar will hold a seminar with MEP Liadh Ni Riada this Friday, 28 April 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 Imperial Hotel in Cork City from 1PM to …

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Press Release: Draft National Mitigation Plan wholly inadequate to tackle climate change, say leading environmental organisations

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The Government’s long overdue draft National Mitigation Plan is almost wholly inadequate to meet the climate challenges ahead, according to Ireland’s leading environmental organisations. The Environmental Pillar, together with Stop Climate Chaos, has outlined its findings on the draft Plan in a submission sent as part of a public consultation set to close today. The submission finds that the proposed …

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Press Release: 500 organisations sign open letter to Jean-Claude Juncker urging him to protect our soil

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500 organisations sent an open letter to the President of the European Commission (EC) Jean-Claude Juncker today urging him to enact legislation to protect our soils from further degradation. The letter was sent to coincide with this Saturday’s celebration of Earth Day, an international day of action to highlight the work of environmental movements worldwide. The letter was sent by …

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Press Release: Environmental organisations welcome recommendation of Oireachtas Committee to ban fracking

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Environmental organisations welcome the recommendation of the Oireachtas’ environmental Committee to ban fracking in the Republic of Ireland. The Environmental Pillar welcomes the decision to support a prohibition on fracking in a report launched by the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment today. The Environmental Pillar – a coalition of 26 Irish environmental NGOs – says the decision …

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