Laura Burke

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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 (...)

There’s a need to be able to answer questions raised about the expansion of the dairy and beef sectors, and to be “persuasively sustainable”, according to Aidan O’Driscoll. Photograph: iStock

There is “real intent and seriousness” among farmers and those in the food industry to meet ambitious EU targets to reduce climate change emissions, a(...)

Air pollution: the EPA is concerned about particulate matter, which largely comes from the burning of solid fuel. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty

Poor air quality is directly linked to about 1,500 premature deaths in Ireland each year as excessive pollution causes the State to fall foul of globa(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly is considering how the State can become a leader in tackling climate change over the  weekend.

Ireland has “failed spectacularly” in its response to the challenges posed by climate change over the last 15 years, the Citizens’ Assembly has been t(...)

 Smoke billows from steel slags  in Chongqing Municipality, China. Photograph:  China Photos/Getty Images

Schools across Ireland are to monitor air quality, contribute to ongoing research and work with scientists in measuring levels of pollution in a major(...)

Once completed, the solar power project will provide renewable energy to power the equivalent of 150,000 homes, according to ESB and Bord na Móna. Photograph: iStock Photo

ESB and Bord na Móna will develop solar power in four locations in Roscommon and Offaly and after announcing a co-development agreement. Once complet(...)

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