Environment Minister Richard Bruton warned yesterday that Irish business has not broken the link between economic prosperity and greenhouse gas emissions.
Fri, 30 Aug, 2019
The European Union has reached a tentative agreement on the first specific EU standards for trucks, seeking to get polluting CO2 levels down.
Tue, 19 Feb, 2019
Even though it has provided high drama and, for a while at least, a perverse entertainment, in the grand, centuries-long scheme of things, Brexit matters little enough.
Fri, 18 Jan, 2019
Passenger car registrations in Europe slumped 23% during September after new emissions test rules took hold, reversing gains made in August when car makers were hurrying vehicles out the door to beat the deadline.
Thu, 18 Oct, 2018
Our biggest challenge in tackling climate change is that we have weak democracies ‘Government ‘not doing enough’ on climate change’, (Irish Examiner, October 9).
Mon, 15 Oct, 2018
New figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry show that the total new car registrations for the month of August were up 3.5% (5,932) when compared to August 2017 (5,729).
Mon, 03 Sep, 2018
Ireland needs to triple its efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in order to reach its agreed international targets.
Thu, 19 Jul, 2018
The strengthening of an EU directive on industrial emissions, with penalties of up to €15m, could catch thousands of Irish companies unawares and lead to site closures, according to a water management expert.
Thu, 05 Jul, 2018
Ireland is the second-worst country in Europe when it comes to tackling climate change, with Poland at the bottom of the pile.
Mon, 18 Jun, 2018
Nitrogen fertiliser with urease inhibitors is set to play a major role in government plans to reduce ammonia and nitrogen emissions.
Thu, 17 May, 2018
A phrmaceutical firm has been ordered to give €5,000 to charity to avoid a conviction for breaking environmental regulations at its centre of excellence in Dublin.
Mon, 14 May, 2018
Achieving required ammonia reduction targets is a significant challenge, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed has warned.
Thu, 26 Apr, 2018
A case involving thousands of disgruntled motorists in the UK is gearing up at the High Court there.
Tue, 27 Mar, 2018
A leading climate change expert has said that Ireland has failed miserably to meet emissions targets.
Tue, 30 Jan, 2018
An ad for BMW has been banned for falsely claiming that its i3 is a zero-emissions "clean car" that "helps to give back to the environment".
Wed, 06 Dec, 2017
A High Court judge is due to rule next week on proceedings by Volkswagen aimed at preventing a woman’s action arising from its emissions scandal continuing at Castlebar District Court.
Mon, 27 Nov, 2017
New cars will have to pass tougher EU examinations to measure their CO2 outputs from today, following the scandal that saw Volkswagen use software to cheat previous emissions tests.
Fri, 01 Sep, 2017
German car maker Audi is to fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance.
Fri, 21 Jul, 2017
German car maker Daimler says it is voluntarily recalling three million diesel cars in Europe to improve their emissions performance.
Tue, 18 Jul, 2017
German prosecutors have expanded their investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel emissions at car maker Audi to include cars sold in Germany and Europe.
Fri, 02 Jun, 2017
Volkswagen will be launching a new range of avant-garde electric vehicles in the near future — and not a minute too soon for the German giant which is still struggling as a result of its diesel emissions scandal.
Sat, 15 Apr, 2017
Last year we celebrated one of the foundation events of this Republic. During the year some people questioned the validity and outcomes of 1916. Those reservations were drowned like a litter of unwanted pups in a sea of flag-waving and cheers.
Fri, 14 Apr, 2017
Greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture and transport sectors are expected to increase as economic growth improves, according to the latest estimates from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Fri, 14 Apr, 2017
You are cleaning your teeth with plastic. You can literally feel it on your tongue, writes.
Fri, 14 Apr, 2017
Renault is reprogramming the software on its diesel vehicles in a bid to improve real-world emissions.
Sat, 01 Apr, 2017
German authorities have searched the offices of car maker Audi in connection with the scandal over emissions tests by its parent company, Volkswagen.
Wed, 15 Mar, 2017
German prosecutors have expanded their probe into Volkswagen's diesel car emissions scandal, claiming they have evidence former CEO Martin Winterkorn may have known of the cheating earlier than he claimed.
Fri, 27 Jan, 2017
Fiat Chrysler said in a statement on Thursday that it is “disappointed” with the Environmental Protection Agency assertions.
Fri, 13 Jan, 2017
Thu, 12 Jan, 2017
Car giant Volkswagen has pleaded guilty to three charges in the US in connection with the emissions scandal and will pay a $4.3 billion US dollar penalty.
Wed, 11 Jan, 2017
Car giant Volkswagen has said it is in "advanced talks" with US authorities on a proposed settlement that contains 4.3 billion dollars in criminal and civil fines over its diesel emissions scandal.
Tue, 10 Jan, 2017
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Fri, 09 Dec, 2016
Thu, 27 Oct, 2016
A US federal judge has approved a 15 billion dollar (£12 bn) court settlement of most claims against Volkswagen over its emissions-cheating scandal.
Tue, 25 Oct, 2016
Volkswagen investors have formally filed lawsuits seeking a total of €8.2bn for losses stemming from the company’s emissions-cheating scandal.
Thu, 22 Sep, 2016
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Sat, 27 Aug, 2016
A $15bn (€13.6bn) settlement over carmaker Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal has cleared a key hurdle, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to a deal that includes an option for owners to have the firm buy back their vehicles.
Wed, 27 Jul, 2016
A $15 bn settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal has cleared a key hurdle, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to a deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles.
Tue, 26 Jul, 2016
Volkswagen shares have soared after the German car giant revealed its first-half earnings before charges related to its emissions scandal were "significantly higher" than market forecasts.
Wed, 20 Jul, 2016
Volkswagen has suffered a setback in its efforts to emerge from the 10-month-old emissions-cheating scandal as California regulators rejected a recall proposal for 85,000 diesel-powered vehicles, raising the prospect that the German carmaker will have to buy them back.
Fri, 15 Jul, 2016
An NUI Galway and Teagasc ‘Strategic Research and Training Alliance on Carbon-Neutral Agriculture’ will target cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from milk and meat production.
Wed, 13 Jul, 2016