Environmental groups demand public inquiry into banks

Ian Carey News, Press Releases

The Environmental Pillar of social partnership has welcomed the Government’s statement indicating its willingness to establish a public inquiry into the circumstances that led to the banking crisis. “In the light of the huge damage done by the behaviour of the banking sector to the environmental, social and economic health of this country the government must immediately instigate a public …

Ian CareyEnvironmental groups demand public inquiry into banks

Environmental groups demand public inquiry into banks

Ian Carey News, Press Releases

The Environmental Pillar of social partnership has welcomed the Government’s statement indicating its willingness to establish a public inquiry into the circumstances that led to the banking crisis. “In the light of the huge damage done by the behaviour of the banking sector to the environmental, social and economic health of this country the government must immediately instigate a public …

Ian CareyEnvironmental groups demand public inquiry into banks

Submission on the Green Paper on Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy

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This is the Environmental Pillar’s submission to the European Commission’s Green Paper on the Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy. To download the submission, click here. This submission looks at each of the five structural failings of the current Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), as identified in the European Commission’s Green Paper on the CFP Reform, and provides recommendations as to …

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A letter to the editor of the Irish Daily Mail

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Many Daily Mail readers may oppose plans to survey the frog population of Ireland. The Environmental Pillar respects those views, which spring from a deep sense of the importance of prioritising public spending in times of crisis. However, the outcry and front page headlines have made it difficult to separate fact from fiction. Fiction No. 1: This project will cost …

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Carbon Tax will lead to improvements in quality of life

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The Environmental Pillar of social partnership has welcomed the introduction of a carbon tax in the budget. In its pre-budget submission it had called for a shift from taxes on income to “progressive and just” taxes on consumption of natural resources. The provision for the fuel poor and vulnerable was also welcomed. Its position is backed by the OECD which …

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Policy Statement on the Flooding Crisis November 2009

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Policy Statement on the Flooding Crisis November 2009 – A call for a comprehensive and systemic review 3rd Dec 2009 Introduction If there’s anything to be learned from the ongoing catastrophic flooding events happening across Ireland, it’s that we need to work with nature not against it to prevent further disaster. This has been the message from environmental groups for …

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Budget must not jeopardize the environment

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Social Partners, the Environmental Pillar, say that the hard economic decisions to be taken in the December budget must only be taken when they have been placed in their environmental context. In its pre-budget submission to the Minister of Finance it has offered solutions which allow the government to act sensibly in the context of a fully operational National Sustainable …

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Environmental Pillar Submission on the Report of the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes (McCarthy Report)

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Download the Environmental Pillar Submission on the Report of the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes (McCarthy Report)

Ian CareyEnvironmental Pillar Submission on the Report of the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes (McCarthy Report)