Calls to shorten the hedge cutting and gorse burning ban has no basis in science, say An Taisce

The environmental and heritage group are rejecting calls from the Irish Farming Association to shorten the hedge cutting times. An Taisce said in a press release: “Once more An Taisce asks the IFA to release the scientific evidence that they are using to justify altering the current hedge cutting and gorse burning dates.” “Once more […]

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 […]

European TV station are looking for Irish people to produce a short video on climate change to air in France and Germany

TV channel ARTE are looking for Irish people to take part in a programme which will air during the COP21 climate talks in Paris.  Is there a place in Ireland that means the world to you? A place that if it was to disappear because of climate change you would be devastated? ARTE wants you […]

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 […]