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OPED: Why the battle against CETA is not over

December 7th, 2016 On 30th October last, the formal approval of CETA – the free trade agreement between European Union and Canada – was finally signed in Brussels. The signature was postponed for a few days after the Walloon region of Belgium initially refused to sign the treaty. Paul Magnette – the Walloon Prime minister – invoked social, environmental and …

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Ban on fracking gets Ministerial support – major victory for people and the planet

December 1st, 2016 The ban on fracking will continue in Ireland the Minister for the Environment confirmed this week. Minister Denis Naughten confirmed his support for the prohibition on the back of the EPA sponsored report into the controversial practice. The findings “justify the continuing prohibition on the licensing of hydraulic fracturing”, said Mr Naughten. This comes a major victory …

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VACANCY: BirdWatch Ireland are looking for a Policy Officer

December 1st, 2016 Do you have what it takes to advocate for the conservation of birds, their habitats and wider biodiversity in Ireland? If so BirdWatch Ireland may have the role for you. The organisation is seeking a suitably experienced person to join the policy and advocacy team to further this work. This position is for 3 days per week …

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Shop zero-waste and spare the planet… and your wallet!

November 25th, 2016 We have in a previous post spoken about zero-waste stores and how they are committed to reduce waste. We are now going to discuss the many advantages of a zero-waste shop, which are going far beyond the size reduction of our trashcans. Of course, some may object that our individual actions are totally useless compared to big …