Tony Lowes

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Minister of State for Heritage Malcolm Noonan was addressing the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, where anger was expressed following an  Irish Times report on the arrival of the country’s first horticultural peat shipment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister of State for Heritage Malcolm Noonan has denied an unfolding crisis in the peat harvesting sector is the product of a “green agenda”, insist(...)

Edward Beattie at his house near Lough Funshinagh in Co Roscommon looking at flood waters creeping in. Photograph courtesy of Beattie family

Every day Edward Beattie (83) drives his tractor to a house at Ballagh Cross, Rahara, Co Roscommon, where he had lived for more than 70 years. Encroa(...)

Cappeen Ringfort in  Co Cork. Photograph: National
Monuments Service

As our faith in fairies has receded in recent years, the fate of Ireland’s estimated 32,000 remaining ringforts has become increasingly perilous. Many(...)

“The question now is not about (forest) owners claiming carbon credits, but are they facing a carbon tax?”  Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s forestry is a growing source of greenhouse gas emissions rather than acting as a carbon sink, according to a report produced for the Departm(...)

The legislation will change the way appeals lodged against felling licences are handled and allow the Forestry Appeals Committee to increase in size and to hear more than one appeal at a time. Photograph: iStock

The Cabinet has approved a series of forestry sector reforms aimed at reducing a logjam in the processing of appeals of tree felling licence applicati(...)

FII has warned  that the number of appeals against forestry licences, combined with the slow pace at which the committee deals with them, could close sawmills and leave the Republic short of vital timber. Photograph: iStock

Environmentalists oppose Government proposals to charge for forestry licence appeals, while sawmillers want the grounds for such challenges tightened.(...)

Glanbia  plans to develop a Dutch-style cheese production facility on a 10-hectare site next to an existing  milk processing plant in Belview

Plans by Glanbia Ireland for a €140 million cheese manufacturing facility in Co Kilkenny have been put on hold following objections by two leading en(...)

Families of chough live on Dursey, and their numbers decline when tourist numbers increase near their habitat says FIE

Environmentalists have asked the Government to intervene over a proposal to build a €7 million interpretative centre and cable car system to Dursey Is(...)

Friends of the Irish Environment director Tony Lowes (front) and colleagues pictured on Friday morning outside the Four Courts. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The State has been warned it cannot approve the proposed liquefied natural gas facility in the Shannon estuary as a “project of common interest” witho(...)

Crowds of school children pictured on Friday afternoon on Merrion Square, Dublin for the Global Climate Strike. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition has said Friday’s mass youth demonstrations should prompt the Government to commit to greater leadership at next week(...)

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