A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Mon, 20 Apr, 2020
Mon, 06 Apr, 2020
A ruling by the Dutch Supreme Court - that the country must press ahead with significant cuts in carbon emissions - could prove a breakthrough for climate activists, writes
Mon, 06 Jan, 2020
Plans by Glanbia for a €140m cheese manufacturing facility in Kilkenny have to be put on hold following objections against the development by two leading environmental groups.
Sat, 21 Dec, 2019
An environmental group has warned that a €7m tourism project to promote Dursey Island in west Cork will threaten the existence of an endangered species of bird.
Mon, 14 Oct, 2019
An Bord Pleanála has turned down an appeal by the minister against a decision of Kildare County Council to refuse her department planning permission for a proposal to allow turf cutting at Coolree Bog near Prosperous, Co Kildare.
Thu, 12 Sep, 2019
A landmark High Court challenge against the State over new regulations that allow for the industrial extraction of peat from bogs has opened before the High Court.
Wed, 04 Sep, 2019
A proposed new tourist facility on an island off the Cork coast has been likened to a “space station” by one of two environmental groups opposed to the project.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2019
A "wholesale" legal ban preventing enforcement action over unlicensed large-scale peat extraction activity has been lifted by the High Court.
Tue, 23 Jul, 2019
meets the rebels behind Elders for the Earth, who are supporting the teenage climate strikers’ campaign for greener policies.
Sun, 07 Jul, 2019
Environmental campaigners are to initiate High Court proceedings to try and force State authorities to raise public awareness about what they claim is the threat posed to public health by contaminated material on part of the former Irish Steel plant on Haulbowline.
Sat, 22 Jun, 2019
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has asked environmental campaigners “not to turn what is a hugely positive story in Cork harbour into something negative”, amid a row over the new park on Haulbowline Island.
Fri, 24 May, 2019
An environmental group has threatened State authorities with a High Court action unless they erect public warning notices about dangerous substances on an island in Cork Harbour.
Thu, 23 May, 2019
A report from 2017 has revealed that Cork County Council was warned that pollution on Haulbowline had “the potential to cause risks to any users of a potential future park” on the site.
Wed, 15 May, 2019
Minister for Marine Michael Creed has discontinued a licence held by Norwegian multinational Mowi for a fish farm in Co Kerry.
Mon, 22 Apr, 2019
With the Government to be taken to court for its alleged failures on climate change, the law is now a frontline for campaigners, writes.
Mon, 30 Jul, 2018
An environmentalist has secured leave from the High Court to mount a legal challenge to the planning permission granted to build a sea wall at Donald Trump's golf club at Doonbeg in Co Clare.
Mon, 26 Feb, 2018
US President-elect Donald Trump’s controversial €10m rock barrier plan for his Doonbeg golf links resort has been abandoned.
Wed, 07 Dec, 2016
An environmental lobby group is warning that cutbacks or delays to the proposed clean-up of a toxic waste dump in Cork Harbour would breach a legal agreement between Ireland and the European Commission (EC).
Fri, 24 Jun, 2016
Wed, 02 Mar, 2016
Mon, 07 Dec, 2015
The Ombudsman has ordered the State to release a detailed report into a salmon farm accident which resulted in one of the largest ever losses of farmed salmon.
Tue, 28 Jul, 2015
Local politicians in Kerry have been urged to reject the development of a road close to what an environmental group has dubbed one of Europe’s and Ireland’s most sensitive nature conservation sites.
Wed, 14 Jan, 2015
SMOKED salmon is the easy part of Christmas. Throw it on brown bread, with lemon and black pepper, and the innocents will think it’s posh and that you’ve spent a lot.
Thu, 18 Dec, 2014
An environmental group is going all the way to the High Court in a bid to secure the release of a Government report into a massive escape of farmed salmon.
Fri, 05 Dec, 2014
A prominent environmental group has criticised the EU’s decision to close two longstanding investigations into Irish salmon farming.
Fri, 10 Oct, 2014
US billionaire Donald Trump has moved to put the brakes on a giant windfarm located within sight of his Doonbeg Golf Resort, warning that the windfarm will cost jobs at the resort.
Thu, 18 Sep, 2014
Close to €500m of EU funds spent on fish farms was largely wasted, according to a report highly critical of the sector.
Wed, 17 Sep, 2014
An environmental lobby group has threatened to take the Information Commissioner to court as part of its ongoing attempt to obtain a report on the escape of 230,000 salmon in Bantry Bay last February.
Mon, 01 Sep, 2014
Environmentalists are seeking a High Court injunction to stop a fish farming company extracting water from a Connemara lake so they can save farmed fish at risk of dying from disease.
Tue, 12 Aug, 2014
Nuclear watchdogs in Britain have ordered the Sellafield plant to improve waste containment and fire safety after inspectors found breaches at the site.
Mon, 04 Aug, 2014
The Department of Agriculture has refused, under appeal, to publish a report it commissioned into how 230,000 farmed salmon escaped from cages in Bantry Bay during winter storms.
Sat, 12 Jul, 2014
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has threatened to hold Clare County Council responsible for any income lost as a result of “obstruction” of his efforts to carry out vital remedial works at his west Clare golf course.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
A full-scale war under way between the Department of Agriculture and the Inland Fisheries Ireland is likely to determine the fate of Europe’s biggest fish farm planned for Galway Bay.
Wed, 26 Feb, 2014
A Norwegian company seeking to expand its fish farming operation in West Cork has admitted that severe storms compromised its ability to treat its salmon for sea lice and other diseases last year — prompting environmentalists to say this bolsters their argument for closed containment systems.
Thu, 06 Feb, 2014
Plans for another oyster farm in a scenic West Cork harbour will strangle the bay, environmentalists have claimed.
Wed, 18 Dec, 2013
The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has accused an environmental group of being “anti-development” and of “condemning hundreds of young people to emigration” by its opposition to planned fish farms in West Cork and off the Aran Islands.
Thu, 05 Dec, 2013
Environmental campaigners have demanded action on sea lice after a new report showed the number of infestations here trebled over a three-year period.
Mon, 05 Aug, 2013
An environmental lobby is to appeal the granting of 34 aquaculture licences in a Kerry harbour designated as a special area of conservation.
Wed, 19 Jun, 2013
Doonbeg Golf Club has joined forces with the Irish Peatland Conservation Council and Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) in opposing plans for a €200m wind farm in Clare.
Mon, 22 Oct, 2012
More than 600 Irish farmers stand to lose more than 70% of their single farm payment in the 2014 revamp of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, says Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney.
Fri, 05 Oct, 2012
The ICSA says farmers are hugely disappointed that the deadline for the spreading of slurry has not been abolished altogether, rather than extended, but one ecology group believes even the extension is putting the environment at risk.
Thu, 13 Sep, 2012