Submission on the Draft National Mitigation Plan

Ian Carey News, Submissions

The Environmental Pillar welcomes the opportunity to input into the Draft National Mitigation Plan and looks forward to further input as the plan evolves. The Environmental Pillar strongly welcomes and supports the Minister’s commitment to transition to a low carbon future. We anticipate that this will be implemented in a clear, directional robust national mitigation plan. The Environmental Pillar highlights …

Ian CareySubmission on the Draft National Mitigation Plan

Concerns over European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, letter to Minister Simon Coveney

Ian Carey Letters, News

Dear Minister Coveney I am writing to highlight to you issues raised at a meeting in Clonakilty earlier this month. As I understand it the issue detailed below, and in the attached letter, was raised at the meeting by both the EU Commission and our representatives on the Shadow Monitoring Committee for the Operational Programme (OP) of the European Maritime …

Ian CareyConcerns over European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, letter to Minister Simon Coveney

Budget 2015 response: Blue Economy

Ian Carey News, Press Releases

The Environmental Pillar cautiously welcomes the marine measures in the budget but warns that the increase in the blue economy must not come at the cost of small fishermen and the environment. The proposed Marine Tax review is an opportunity to focus tax support on smaller specialist fishing vessels that can fish sustainably and provide local employment. ‘By targeting tax …

Ian CareyBudget 2015 response: Blue Economy

Policy Regarding the Setting up of a Coherent Network of Marine Protected Areas

Nithish News, Policies

The Environment Pillar is calling for urgent action to protect and restore marine habitats and biota including fish stocks around Ireland.  The Environmental Pillar welcomes the Marine Strategy Framework Directive as one of the key means to achieve this and urges that full timely implementation is now prioritised by government and stakeholders. The Directive provides for a ‘coherent network of …

NithishPolicy Regarding the Setting up of a Coherent Network of Marine Protected Areas

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