Michael Ewing

10 results

Green Party Ciaran Cuffe congratulates Hazel Chu  at the Dublin count centre in the RDS Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Election surges have happened before, but this time it is different. The Greens have more than quadrupled their number of council seats, have got back(...)

Michael Ewing, Coordinator of the Environmental Pillar group: ‘There is a clear and urgent need for a sense of direction and understanding as to how Ireland will take action to aggressively respond to the imminent threat of climate change’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The progressive recommendations of the all-party climate committee must be used by the Government “to develop a real and lasting strategy to turn Irel(...)

The Coalition 2030 group on O’Connell Street during a rally to mark the third anniversary of the adoption of the UN sustainable development goals. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland continues to be “a profoundly unequal place” and must make greater effort to live up to its commitments on ending poverty and world hunger by (...)

 A display of plastic at Nolan’s supermarket in Clontarf, north Dublin,  explaining  how the supermarket plans to  tackle the problem of excessive plastics.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A “shop and drop” day of action on plastic packaging at supermarkets on Saturday and community cleanups of waterways, beaches and public areas over th(...)

Photograph: Getty

Maintaining common environmental standards and robust enforcement across the island of Ireland must be part of any Brexit deal, environmental groups f(...)

 Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys is due to launch the 2017-2021 National Biodiversity Action on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government’s new biodiversity action plan “lacks aspiration, focus and strategy”, according to a leading environmental lobby group. The 2017-2021(...)

 Denis Naughten: the Environmental Pillar says he has “yet to commit to enough new actions to reduce pollution”

The Government is failing to protect Ireland’s natural heritage from imminent threats posed by Brexit and climate change, according to the Environment(...)

Coalition 2030 rally in Dublin marking the 2nd anniversary of the signing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Ireland’s response to climate change has been “woefully inadequate” while the State is “dramatically off track” in meeting its emission reduction targ(...)

A rural scene near the Armagh-Louth Border. Photograph: iStock

Plant and animal species could become extinct in both parts of Ireland because of Brexit, environmentalists have warned. A fifth are already threaten(...)

Natural order: new borders cannot stop the Foyle from flowing from Donegal to Derry via Tyrone. Photograph courtesy of the European Space Agency

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, but new borders cannot stop swallows migrating from Africa to Malin Head, via Land’s End and Strabane, (...)