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Sustainable transport has been “a major public policy failure”

17 July 2020 The failure to achieve sustainable transport targets by the State over the past decade represents, “a major public policy failure”, An Tasice told the OECD this week.  In its submission to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Ireland’s environmental performance review, An Taisce highlighted numerous goals governments have failed […]

Car industry wants EU to relax CO2 targets due to Covid-19

April 2nd, 2020 The automobile industry is pushing the European Commission to relax car industry CO2 targets in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Representatives for car manufacturers, suppliers, tyre-makers and dealers wrote to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen last week asking for the let-up, stressing that the pandemic should justify postponing CO2 and […]

New data reveals worrying rise in cyclist injuries

March 4th, 2020 Two in five cyclist injuries are caused by the failure of vehicle drivers to observe their surroundings, new figures released by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) reveals. The latest findings on trends in cyclist injuries on Irish roads, both serious and minor, looked at the leading causes of cyclist injuries over a […]

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Ryanair adverts ‘misleading’ public on flight emissions

February 7th, 2020 Ryanair has been sanctioned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK for issuing misleading claims to the public on its emissions. The low-budget airline ran a series of TV and radio ads in the UK that said the company was “low CO2” and that it was Europe’s “lowest emission airline”.  […]

Cycling in Dublin the ‘preserve of the brave’, Committee hears

November 20th, 2019 Failure to provide adequate infrastructure and ensure road safety means that cycling in the capital is the “preserve of the brave and the foolhardy”, the transport committee heard today. Speaking before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport this morning, Ciarán Ferrie of I BIKE Dublin said that better active transport infrastructure will […]

Cycling campaign highlights lack of safety in the capital

November 8th, 2019 Cycling advocacy campaigners are set to hold their fourth and final protest this evening to highlight the State’s lack of concern for the safety of Dublin city’s eco-commuters.  The week-long protest, organised by advocacy group I Bike Dublin, was prompted by a fatal crash that killed a cyclist in the city last […]

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New EV charger funding scheme ‘lacks ambition’

August 26th, 2019 The State has announced new funding support for local authorities to roll out a new stream of 1,000 on-street public charging points for electric vehicles over the next five years. The move, however, was quickly criticised by the Green Party as lacking ambition in its scale and for not providing full funding […]

Host of EU airlines propped up by subsidies, study finds

July 26th, 2019 Almost a quarter of EU airports served by Ryanair are “likely” to be loss-making and sustained through subsidies, a new report has found. According to analysis done by Transport & Environment (T&E), 52 Ryanair-carrying airports are either documented to be receiving subsidies or see less than 500,000 passengers pass through its terminals […]

75% of highly polluting diesel cars yet to be recalled across EU

May 30th, 2019 Three out of four highly polluting diesel cars have yet to be recalled for fixes, a new analysis of the most recent EU data has revealed. The analysis conducted by Brussel-based Transport and Environment (T&E) shows that only 10 of the 43 million cars from manufacturers caught up in the Dieselgate emission […]