Pippa Hackett

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Ireland is the fourth highest per-capita emitter of methane from agriculture in the world, and emissions are 15%  higher since 2011. Photograph: Getty Images

Ag Climatise, the latest climate strategy unveiled by the Department of Agriculture, is not fit for purpose and not in line with the programme for gov(...)

Senator Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Forestry, and Imelda Hurley, chief executive of Coillte, launch the Dublin Mountains Makeover project in Ticknock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

The Dublin Mountains are undergoing a facelift which will see autumnal colours from native trees increasingly replacing the green associated with domi(...)

The Cabinet has approved plans to give the judiciary a pay increase in line with other rises in the public sector despite concerns raised by the Green Party. Photograph: iStock

The Cabinet has approved plans to give the judiciary a pay increase in line with other rises in the public sector despite concerns raised by the Green(...)

Sawmills fear that backlogs in handling licence applications and appeals will result in the Republic running out of timber. Photograph: iStock

The Government has issued 570 new forestry licences since laws were changed in October to streamline the controversial permit system, according to Pip(...)

The report found biodiversity was in serious decline, with freshwater habitats identified as having the fastest biodiversity loss of all ecosystems. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The EPA’s call for a decade for action to address Ireland’s pressing environmental issues, that range across many sectors, has been strongly backed by(...)

An average of seven patients a day are contracting Covid-19 while in the State’s hospitals, according to new figures. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A further 318 cases of Covid-19 and one death were reported in the State on Sunday, as a Cabinet member warned that a Christmas “free-for-all” is not (...)

Green Party Senator Róisín Garvey warned that ‘we are in the last second, the last minute to midnight as we face a complete destruction of all we have grown up to know, and our children won’t’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Green Party Senator became emotional as she highlighted the biodiversity crisis the world faces as a result of climate change. Senator Róisín Garve(...)

Managed forest land represented 54% of all forests in 2017 and was predicted to reach 66% by 2025. File photograph: Getty

The Department of Agriculture has denied that Ireland’s forests are a net emitter of greenhouse gasses and insisted they remain “a substantial and gro(...)

A fobbing-in system which records politician’s attendance at Leinster House was suspended between March and July during the first period of Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eight TDs and Senators have sworn a statement before a peace commissioner or commissioner of oaths to say they were present in the Dáil or Seanad duri(...)

Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan also called for clarity on the help-to-buy scheme which had cost €310 million since July 2016. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

No proper explanation has been given for almost €1 billion going to landlords for private rental accommodation, a Government TD has said. Chairwoman (...)

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