Person: Laura Burke
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The State’s environmental watchdog has warned that Ireland is not addressing wastewater deficiencies at a “fast enough pace”. The country is facing the threat of EU fines.
Fri, 19 Apr, 2019
The Climate Change Advisory Council will spend the next six months considering the economic effects on agriculture of measures needed to move the sector onto a sustainable path of dealing with climate change challenges.
Thu, 20 Sep, 2018
Ireland needs to prepare for the effects of its changing climate on its economy, warns a report from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Fri, 08 Dec, 2017
Our home heating habits and over-reliance on petrol and diesel cars are the two key areas compromising the quality of the air we breathe — nowhere more so than Longford and Ennis, Co Clare.
Mon, 06 Nov, 2017
Today's meeting of the Citizen's Assembly has heard Ireland is failing to reach its targets on tackling climate change.
Sat, 30 Sep, 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
Thu, 17 Nov, 2016
Tue, 09 Aug, 2016
An Irish-led international study of a key global temperature range has found increasing thermal stress on the environment and further proof of global warming over half a century.
Thu, 26 May, 2016
Green party leader Eamon Ryan is is an even-tempered kind of guy, but make the economic argument for keeping Ireland’s only coal-fired power plant going and watch him get hot under the collar.
Mon, 02 May, 2016
Greenhouse gas emissions in key trading sectors rose last year, despite falls across the rest of Europe.
Wed, 20 Apr, 2016
Ireland is unlikely to meet its 2020 EU greenhouse gas emission targets and has cast doubt over efforts to become a low-carbon economy.
Tue, 08 Mar, 2016
The chair of the new Climate Change Advisory Council has said the group won’t hold back on criticising the Government for failings in tackling carbon emissions.
Wed, 20 Jan, 2016
Mon, 11 Jan, 2016
LIKE a bright but distracted child, maybe a slightly frightened one, who can’t concentrate long enough at exam time to realise their potential, we seem unable to focus properly on, or even process honestly, myriad warnings about how our relentlessly cavalier attitude towards the environment will eventually change our world utterly — and not by any means for the better.
Fri, 18 Sep, 2015
We live in Ireland as though we had more than three planets at our disposal, not just one, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said yesterday.
Thu, 17 Sep, 2015
Ireland is facing a significant challenge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a visiting group of climate change experts has been told.
Thu, 28 May, 2015
Ireland is not on target to reduce damaging greenhouse gas emissions in line with international obligations, the Environmental Protection Agency has warned. With a major carbon reduction deadline looming in five years’ time, the EPA says we may only deliver half the decrease demanded of us.
Tue, 19 May, 2015
The EPA wants some 800 sites to lodge millions over the remote fear that their site could be hit by a serious accident.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency has warned Irish Water it faces a "number of challenges" to provide safe and secure drinking water to the public.
Thu, 20 Nov, 2014
Thu, 19 Jun, 2014
Ireland is likely to miss its EU greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2020 — and faces "considerable challenges" in moving towards a low-carbon economy.
Thu, 29 May, 2014
PEOPLE can often be better informed about global environmental issues than what is happening on their doorsteps.
Mon, 24 Mar, 2014
WE can see the effects of climate change outside the front door.
Mon, 30 Dec, 2013
Irish householders need to start moving away from solid fuel and to more environmentally friendly options such as wood burners, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Tue, 24 Sep, 2013
Ireland's air quality is currently among the best in Europe, according to new research.
Mon, 23 Sep, 2013
Ireland’s bathing water is of a high standard, despite the deluge of rain last summer when many areas recorded up to three times their expected levels.
Fri, 03 May, 2013
Labour has accused Environment Minister Phil Hogan of breaking new rules on appointments to state boards by expecting Dáil committees to “rubber stamp” his favoured candidates for top jobs.
Mon, 17 Sep, 2012
Environmental infringement procedures taken against Ireland by the European Commission have more than halved over the last three years.
Fri, 14 Sep, 2012
Ireland’s future prosperity depends on protecting the environment and tackling “legacy problems” such as ghost estates, according to a major report.
Tue, 26 Jun, 2012
Two of the country’s 135 premier bathing spots have failed to meet basic water cleanliness standards.
Fri, 04 May, 2012
Two beaches fell below minimum hygiene standards for swimmers in the latest study of the country’s bathing areas.
Thu, 03 May, 2012
Nearly a third of occupied homes in this country are not using, or have not been offered, a waste collection service, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Thu, 01 Mar, 2012
BASICS of life, clear water and fresh air, we take for granted.
Mon, 19 Dec, 2011
GREENHOUSE gas emissions have risen in the agriculture, energy and industrial sectors — even though the country’s overall emission figures have fallen.
Thu, 10 Nov, 2011
MORE than 200 delegates from a number of countries will attend a special three-day conference in UCC next week which will focus on Ireland’s future energy and transport needs.
Fri, 26 Aug, 2011
AS an island nation, energy costs and energy sources for transport matter more to us than to most other countries: being competitive while keeping the wheels of motion and transport oiled means considering alternatives to oil and fossil-based fuels.
Mon, 01 Aug, 2011
A LOCAL authority last night ruled out granting a housing transfer to a young couple based on their claims that their house is haunted.
Tue, 05 Oct, 2010
A SHAMANIC practitioner has cleared hundreds of spirits from a haunted house in Cork city, he said last night.
Sat, 20 Mar, 2010
A MEDIUM has been called in to cleanse a “haunted” house after a young couple claimed that an “evil spirit” forced them out of their dream home.
Wed, 17 Mar, 2010
THE Environmental Protection Agency has warned that Ireland needs to prepare itself better for the unavoidable impacts of climate change.
Fri, 30 Oct, 2009
RESEARCH carried out by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which shows that grassland could be potentially an important “sink” for carbon dioxide, has been hailed as significant by a senior office holder in the Irish Farmers’ Association.
Sat, 08 Aug, 2009
EARLY research by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has shown that Irish fields could be a potentially important method of absorbing greenhouse gases.
Thu, 06 Aug, 2009