EU environmental policy has had a global impact and enabled member states to achieve what they could not do alone, Nigel Haigh, honorary fellow of the Institute for European Environmental Policy has said. File photograph: iStock

Ireland will suffer environmentally because of Brexit, as the UK’s departure from the EU will undermine effective environmental management in place on(...)

Mairead McGuinness MEP: “I’m very troubled about the idea of a Great Repeal Bill if it allows for the elimination of some core elements of environmental law by the United Kingdom.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The UK’s touted Great Repeal Bill after Brexit could spark a “bonfire of environmental regulations” leading to a disparity in protections on either si(...)