Friends of the Irish Environment say unregulated industrial peat bog extraction can affect climate change and human health. File photograph: Bord Na Mona

An environmental group has brought a High Court challenge against the State over new regulations that allow for industrial extraction of peat fro(...)

According to Dr Mary S Booth, burning wood for energy emit more CO2 per unit of energy generated than coal. File photograph: iStock

Classifying forest biomass as a renewable fuel “fatally undermines the goals of the new European Renewable Energy Directive”, according to plaintiffs (...)

The case continues before the High Court

The decision to extend planning permission for a €500 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant beside the Shannon estuary should have not have procee(...)

Minister for the Marine Michael Creed (second right) visiting the East Tip works site at Haulbowline Island last December. Photograph: Department of the Marine

An environmental group fears that the Government may be about to abandon plans to clean up the site of the former Irish Steel plant on Haulbowline Isl(...)

In his judgment on Friday, Mr Justice Charles Meenan said the problem facing the board was, regardless of the fact the lands could be identified, the owners/occupiers could not.

An environmental group has lost its legal challenge to a decision made by An Bord Pleanála regarding peat extraction works in the Midlands. Friends o(...)

Dublin Airport operator DAA is proposing to build a new  3,110-metre runway on 261 hectares.

A number of north Dublin residents have been refused permission to appeal against the rejection of their legal challenge to plans for a new €320 milli(...)

 In its proceedings against the Government, Ireland and the Attorney General, Friends of the Irish Environment says the government’s approval of the plan should be quashed on several grounds.

An environmental group has taken a High Court challenge alleging the Government’s plan intended to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change i(...)

A sequoia felled at the Longford estate. Photograph: Friends of the Irish Environment

Campaigners for the environment have expressed concern about the felling of at least nine mature oak trees up to 80 years old in the grounds of the Ca(...)

A coastal path at the Doonbeg golf links course and hotel in Co Clare. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A new campaign has begun against a proposal by US presidential candidate Donald Trump to build a 3kms wall along a public beach to protect his golf re(...)

A group campaigning to have mass balloon releases banned has welcomed the decision by the Cork Autism Society to cancel a balloon release planned for this Sunday. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A group campaigning to have mass balloon releases banned has welcomed the decision by the Cork Autism Society to cancel a balloon release planned for (...)

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