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Having almost a million electric vehicles on Irish roads by 2030 “will help achieve a projected decrease in emissions from the sector of 38 per cent over the period to 2030”, the EPA said. Photograph: David Parry/PA Wire

“Full and early implementation” of the 2019 climate action plan is needed if greenhouse gas reduction targets of 3 per cent per year up to 2030 are to(...)

 Leixlip water treatment plant. The number of people threatened by poor water supplies   has doubled largely due to difficulties at the Leixlip plant. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A total of 52 treatment plants supplying drinking water to 1.1 million people – over a fifth of the Republic’s population – “are vulnerable to failure(...)

Currently, about 600 homes in the capital city are at risk of coastal flooding but  it is estimated that the number of affected homes will increase to around 12,848. Photograph: iStock

Almost 13,000 homes in Dublin City are predicted to be affected by extreme coastal flooding if climate change continues at its current pace, the head (...)

Owen Brodie  on his dairy farm in Cavan. He participated in the 2019 Smart Farming programme.

For Cavan dairy farmer Owen Brodie, a first-time participant in the Smart Farming programme to improve farm returns while enhancing the environment, i(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton: ‘The reality is living will be different if we want to achieve what we are setting out.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton

Tackling climate change will involve changing the habits of a lifetime, Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton has haid. Changing how householde(...)

Laura Burke, EPA director: ‘To meet its EU targets for 2030 and achieve national policy ambitions, Ireland will need full implementation of those measures (climate mitigation policies and measures in the National Development Plan), plus additional measures in future plans.’

Ireland is set to fall far short of all of its carbon emissions reduction targets for 2020 and 2030 despite climate action measures in the National De(...)

 Kate O’Connell: “I think in London the eels were behaving bizarrely in the Thames at some point.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The environmental watchdog has been asked what it is doing to monitor the presence of illicit drugs in Irish water following research in some European(...)

EPA director general Laura Burke said they were ‘pleased to see so many people recognise the importance of our environment as an asset to the country’.

Just over a third of adults (37 per cent) regard climate change as the most pressing environmental challenge facing the country, according to an opini(...)

Licensed facilities are identified as priority sites for enforcement using a scoring system developed by the EPA. File photograph: Getty Images

Five of the nine sites on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest “name and shame” list of most non-compliant sites among companies it regu(...)

 Denis Naughten: he said the Government has pledged €22bn   under the National Development Plan to tackle climate change

Legislation and taxes will be used to ensure that Ireland will meet its international climate change obligations, the Minister for Climate Action and (...)

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