James Nix

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An Taisce policy director James Nix said the challenge was not about interfering with the right of the UK authorities to make their own decisions, nor about being pro or anti-nuclear. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

A decision to give permission for a new nuclear power station on the English coast facing Ireland should be quashed, the High Court in London has hear(...)

St James’s Hospital in Dublin. An Taisce says the “apparent failure” to co-locate the proposed new national children’s hospital  with a maternity hospital, as recommended in a number of expert reports, “sends alarm bells ringing”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An Taisce has called on the Government to move the site for the proposed new national children’s hospital from St James’s Hospital to land beside the (...)

Britain’s nuclear move

Britain is running out of energy – specifically, electricity generation capacity. As coal-fired power plants are closed down to avoid adding to the ca(...)

Dundrum shopping centre. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

There is no doubt that the vitality of Irish towns has been hard hit by the development of retail giants on their outskirts. With acres of free(...)

Dan Cruickshank  visiting the Georgian Quarter  on a visit to Limerick City this week. Photograph: Sean Curtin

Dan Cruickshank and Ian Lumley are leaning over a Georgian railing in the Sunday morning sun looking at, what to many would seem, a random conc(...)

An Taisce has launched a legal challenge to the UK government’s decision to grant planning permission for a nuclear power plant in the Bristol chan(...)

Diesel fumes from cars, buses and trucks contribute to Ireland’s poor standard of air quality. Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Poor air quality caused by fumes from diesel cars, buses and trucks in Ireland contributes to about 3,400 premature deaths in Ireland each year(...)

The Wexford-New Ross N25 road.

The Coalition has given the go-ahead for a €215 million bypass of New Ross in Co Wexford. The 16km dual carriageway, to(...)

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