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Great Success for Global Action Plan Ireland and their IEN Core Funding Grant

As part of an international consortium, Global Action Plan Ireland launched the CELLS initiative (Community Environmental Learning Laboratories for Sustainability) in 2013. The programme is a three-year initiative part funded by the EU Lifelong Learning programme in collaboration with four other organisations in three countries – Spain, Hungary and Sweden. The aim of this programme is to improve and accelerate …

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Irish Conservation Officer wins international award for Bog Restoration Work

Tadhg Ó Corcora, Conservation Officer with the Irish Peatland Conservation Council scooped an award for Ireland. Tadhg is a native of Kildare and has a background in peatland management for conservation. He has been working with the IPCC for six years now in the Bog of Allen Nature Centre and is skilled in peatland restoration work. The awards are given …

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The Environmental Pillar rejects eco-label given to an Irish salmon farm

The Environmental Pillar wishes to make clear to consumers and public that it rejects the awarding of an environmental certificate to Deenish Salmon farm by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). The Environmental Pillar, which is a coalition of 28 national environmental NGOs, has serious concerns about the lack of sufficient consultation before certifying the site. At present the organisation are unaware …

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Last chance to amend weak climate bill

Friends of the Earth, An Taisce, and Stop Climate Chaos lead the charge to amend the Climate Bill before it is too late. Ireland’s Climate Bill is expected to make it through the houses of the Oireachtas before the summer break.  Calls to improve the Climate Change Advisory Council as the first line up is announced.  This week the long …