Submission on draft Forestry Programme 2014-2020

Ian Carey Policies, Submissions

The Environmental Pillar made a substantive submission on the SEA for the draft Forestry Programme 2014 to 2020. In it a number of issues were raised including: climate change impacts, lack of support for agroforestry, native woodland conservation, biodiversity, water protection and other management measures.

Ian CareySubmission on draft Forestry Programme 2014-2020

Submission on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention and access to justice

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Ireland’s current legislative framework falls short of what is required under article 9(1) of the Aarhus Convention. The convention is an international agreement which guarantees access to information, public participation and justice in relation to environmental matters. The Environmental Pillar made a submission to the public consultation on Access to Justice and Implementation of Article 9 of the Aarhus Convention.

Ian CareySubmission on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention and access to justice

Proposed plan for septic tank inspections needs more detail and transparency

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The Environmental Pillar, a coalition of 26 national environmental groups, has expressed its disappointment that the Government’s proposed National Inspection Plan for Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems does not contain enough detail to allow a meaningful public discussion. Charles Stanley-Smith, spokesperson for the Environmental Pillar, said: ‘When you think about the potential risks to our health and environment, it’s extremely …

Ian CareyProposed plan for septic tank inspections needs more detail and transparency

Budget Submission 2015

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This submission recommends ways of broadening the tax base and using the limited financial resources in a way that focuses on long term sustainability, whilst creating employment and stimulating the economy in the short term. In making this submission to the Government it recognises that the public are still reeling from the shock of the economic and fiscal crises.  However it …

Ian CareyBudget Submission 2015

Submission to DCENR on the Green Paper on Energy Policy

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The Environmental Pillar say in its submission that the eventual White Paper should define a vision for Ireland’s future energy system which provides an overarching framework within which decisions on energy policy are made. The key messages from the submission are: EU targets for renewable energy in all sectors including transport and reducing energy demand should not be considered a …

Ian CareySubmission to DCENR on the Green Paper on Energy Policy

Submission on the National Risk Assessment 2014

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The Draft National Risk Assessment has an explicit goal of ensuring that Ireland’s terrible reversal of fortune never recurs. In this context the Environmental Pillar would like to highlight the gaps in the risk assessment in terms of biodiversity, health, agriculture, forestry, and the greening of the economy.

Ian CareySubmission on the National Risk Assessment 2014