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Monday 23 September, 2013

Plan to increase Ireland's agricultural output could cause harm to environment
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Plan to increase Ireland's agricultural output could cause harm to environment

Sep 23rd 2013, 8:45 PM 5,761 Views 52 Comments

A report commissioned by the Government claims that the negative effects can be mitigated but green groups are concerned.

Saturday 20 April, 2013

Beekeepers "appalled" Govt against pesticide restriction proposal
# Bees
# Bees

Beekeepers "appalled" Govt against pesticide restriction proposal

Apr 20th 2013, 3:00 PM 11,163 Views 83 Comments

Nine countries, including Ireland, have opposed a plan to restrict the use of three neonicotinoids linked to dwindling bee populations in Europe.

Saturday 6 April, 2013

Invasive species cost Ireland €261 million per year
# Nature
# Nature

Invasive species cost Ireland €261 million per year

Apr 6th 2013, 8:30 AM 11,061 Views 24 Comments

A 2011 regulation bringing in a ban on keeping or trading the creatures is yet to be brought into effect.

Tuesday 5 March, 2013

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

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

Mar 5th 2013, 6:50 AM 4,986 Views 26 Comments

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

Saturday 9 February, 2013

Ireland still paying €12k-a-day fine for septic tank compliance failure
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Ireland still paying €12k-a-day fine for septic tank compliance failure

Feb 9th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,707 Views 58 Comments

Environment Minister Phil Hogan had vowed to wrap up EPA inspections – needed for the daily fines to stop – before end of last month but deadline has not been met.

Tuesday 29 January, 2013

EU delegation to visit Shannon estuary on environmental hazards probe
# Environment
# Environment

EU delegation to visit Shannon estuary on environmental hazards probe

Jan 29th 2013, 6:55 AM 5,283 Views 5 Comments

The fact-finding mission this coming September is a response to complaints in relation to Aughinish Alumina plant and plans for a liquefied natural gas terminal.