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Protesters prepare for day of action against CETA

January 20th 2017 Tomorrow, campaigners will hold a Valentine’s themed event in Dublin city centre as part of a European Day of Action against the EU-Canada trade deal. The European Parliament is set to vote on the deal this February during the week of Valentine’s Day, and campaigners are asking our MEPs to protect the things we love by voting …

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Will the EU move to ban food waste from supermarkets?

January 19, 2017 The European Parliament will vote this month on EU food-waste targets for 2030 The European Parliament will vote this month to decide whether to halve Europe’s food waste by 2030, and if EU countries should be legally obliged to comply with this target. If passed into law, this could be the most ambitious agreement on food waste …

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Beat the blues and escape to nature

According to some, Monday was the gloomiest day of the year. What better way to reinvigorate yourself and get through the rest of the month unscathed then by exploring some of Ireland’s amazing natural amenities. Take a hike in Crocnafarragh and Glenveagh National Park  Located in the Northeast of the country in Donegal, Crocnafarragh is a sprawling 2600 hectare reserve …

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Tax dirty diesel and encourage electric cars say An Taisce

January 18th, 2017 As the diesel emissions scandal now spreads to other car makers, An Taisce are calling on Minister Michael Noonan to incentive motorists away from dirty diesel. An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland say that diesel engines are too dirty and dangerous for for human health to continue to enjoy low tax rates. Diesel is currently …

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A new environmental group is forming in Dublin

January 13th 2017 A new environmental group is forming the Dublin city area. The network will work to represent environmental views at local authority level. They are currently inviting interested people to attend their first meeting which will take place in Trinity College on the 24th of January. The group is being put together by a number of environmentalists who want …

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Over 80 Irish civil society groups, including unions, farmers and business owners, are calling on MEPs to reject the EU Canada trade deal

January 13th 2017 A coalition of Irish farmers, environmentalists, trade unionists, global justice groups and small business organisations have called on MEPs to oppose the EU Canada trade deal known as CETA. The groups co-signed a letter to members of a European Parliament committee  calling for rejection of the deal earlier this week. The trade deal is making its way …

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VACANCY: Have you got what it takes to be an advocate for Ireland’s birds and biodiversity?

January 3rd 2017 Birdwatch Ireland are seeking a Policy Officer to work advocating for the conservation of birds, their habitats and wider biodiversity in Ireland. The main responsibilities of the role include: Developing BirdWatch Ireland’s position on environmental issues by working with BirdWatch Ireland staff and BirdLife International. Inputting to national and EU policy development and implementation through casework, policy submissions …

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Demain (“Tomorrow”), the hugely successful documentary that inspired citizens’ environmental initiatives, is finally reaching the Anglo-Saxon market

January 13th, 2016 We already told you about Demain in a previous article. Back then the documentary was actively looking for a distributor for the Anglo-Saxon market. A petition has even been launched to support the move. It is now official: the film will be released on 24th January in UK. Premieres will take place in Totnes – pioneer city …