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# emissions - Monday 5 March, 2018

Toyota to cease all production of diesel cars this year

It said sales of diesel cars have fallen dramatically in Ireland.

# emissions - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Volkswagen suspends lobbyist after reports researchers made monkeys inhale diesel fumes

The monkeys were watching cartoons at the time.

# emissions - Monday 22 January, 2018

Deciding on a new car? 7 things you need to know about engine and fuel type

David Simpson of Windsor Clonee says the future is electric.

# emissions - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Traffic fumes could cancel out benefits of walking for older people - study

The EPA said that around 1,500 premature deaths in Ireland in 2014 were directly attributable to air pollution.

# emissions - Monday 27 November, 2017

Ireland needs to 'get serious' about reducing emissions after 3.5% rise in 2016

Ireland is trying to reduce its emissions in order to comply with EU regulations and avoid a hefty €75 million fine in 2020.

# emissions - Monday 6 November, 2017

Burning fuel is the biggest threat to Ireland's air quality

There were 1,510 premature deaths in Ireland in 2014 directly attributable to poor air quality levels.

# emissions - Monday 18 September, 2017

Diesel emissions may be responsible for 5,000 deaths in Europe every year

Researchers say almost half of those deaths could be preventable.

# emissions - Sunday 17 September, 2017

The UK is getting slammed for its air quality levels - so how does Ireland fare?

The UK’s poor air quality ratings are thought to cause more than 40,000 premature deaths a year.

# emissions - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'The reality is it produces dangerous toxins': Concerns about plan to burn tyres at Limerick plant

Irish Cement wants to burn tyres and other industrial waste at its factory in Mungret.

# emissions - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?

Britain has vowed to “end the sale of all conventional petrol and diesel cars” by 2040.

# emissions - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

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Poll: Will your next car be an electric car?

The UK plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2040, while Volvo will stop producing petrol cars in 2019.

# emissions - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator

The activist group ‘Parents Against the Incinerator’ are holding a meeting this evening. Here’s a bit of what will be discussed.

# emissions - Monday 12 June, 2017

Dublin City councillors want real-time emissions data from the Poolbeg incinerator

Three investigations are ongoing after eleven workers at the plant were taken to hospital last week.

# emissions - Friday 9 June, 2017

Emissions data from first week of activity at Poolbeg incinerator yet to be published

Yesterday, 11 people were treated at hospital after an ‘uncontrolled release’ in the newly-opened plant.

# emissions - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

'If you introduce speed limits in a clumsy manner, nobody will pay attention'

From midnight tonight, speed limits in 10 Dublin areas will be lowered to 30km/h.

# emissions - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Inside the growing furore between Limerick residents and Irish Cement... over dust

The local cement plant is owned by a subsidiary of CRH, one of Ireland’s biggest companies.

# emissions - Friday 10 March, 2017

Volkswagen pleads guilty in emissions cheating scandal, set to pay extra €4bn in fines

The guilty plea entered today is in addition to over €16 billion in settlements the company has already agreed to pay.

# emissions - Monday 8 August, 2016

Volkswagen switches to 'emission-cutting' particulate filters for petrol engines

The devices are said to reduce soot particle emissions by up to 90%.

# emissions - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Volkswagen is recalling cars in Ireland - starting with this Golf model

In Europe around 15,000 Golf cars affected with a manual gearbox are being called to workshops.

# emissions - Monday 4 January, 2016

The United States is suing Volkswagen over the emissions scandal

The civil complaint against the German automaker was filed on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency.

# emissions - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

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The Volkswagen emissions scandal has spread to even more cars

Now Porsche is involved.

# emissions - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Police seize hard-drives and files in raid at Volkswagen HQ in Germany

The company is recalling 80,000 cars in Ireland in the wake of the scandal.

# emissions - Friday 2 October, 2015

Is your car affected by the emissions scandal? You’ll soon be able to check online

You’ll need your car’s Vehicle Identification Number.

# emissions - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Explainer: What the hell happened at Volkswagen?

The crisis escalated severely this week, with CEO Martin Winterkorn quitting his job. But what went on at VW?

# emissions - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

We’re playing God with the lives of the poorest people on Earth

When it comes to climate change, we can’t blame ‘Acts of God’ for destroying our planet. We can only blame ourselves.

# emissions - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

China and the US agreed a climate deal - here's why it matters

It may signal a worldwide action on climate change.

# emissions - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Opinion: Deforestation isn't just changing our climate, it could be destroying life-saving medicines

The impact on the local biodiversity in the deforested areas is detrimental and potentially irreversible.

# emissions - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries

Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.

# emissions - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

'Shut down coal and peat power stations', say Greens

The EPA has said that Ireland will meet its Kyoto obligations based on provisional figures for 2008 – 2012.

# emissions - Sunday 18 August, 2013

The plastic bag levy has raised over €200 million since 2002

Figures from the Department of the Environment show a fall in plastic bag usage and therefore the amount of tax taken in recent years.

# emissions - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Shortfall in greenhouse gas emissions target may cost Ireland €300m

Six countries – including Ireland – are not on track to cut emissions as required under EU law: the cost of compliance will be great.

# emissions - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Nations sign treaty aimed at reducing mercury emissions

Around 140 countries decided on the deal after all-night talks in Geneva.

# emissions - Monday 26 November, 2012

Doha talks hope to agree follow-up to Kyoto emissions deal

The Kyoto protocol – the only binding international deal on emissions – begins to expire this year, with no successor in place.

# emissions - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Ireland's climate change policies "not sufficient" to reach targets

The ESRI has said that a new action plan needs to be devised for Ireland, while Food Harvest 2020 should be re-assessed for its impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

# emissions - Monday 4 June, 2012

How well is Ireland set up for electric cars?

Prices, charging points and government grants: looks into electric vehicle ownership in Ireland today.

# emissions - Friday 25 May, 2012

New car efficiency standards ‘would save drivers €800 a year’

Tougher laws to cut emissions would lead to dramatic savings in the cost of motoring, it’s been claimed.

# emissions - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

New regulations to address dry cleaning certificate monopoly

Just one company is currently providing mandatory certificates for dry cleaning operators.

# emissions - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Ireland to breach EU targets for CO2 emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest projections show that while Ireland will comply with its Kyoto obligations, it is expected to breach its annual obligations under the EU 2020 target.

# emissions - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Transport pollution falls by 10 per cent in recession

Ireland’s overall greenhouse gas emissions fell by one per cent in 2010, meaning we are on track to meet our Kyoto targets.

# emissions - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Hogan hits back at claims government doesn't care about climate change

Phil Hogan has been criticised by the opposition over reports that climate change legislation was being shelved.

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