Category Archives: Environment

Climate Change: the government still doesn’t get it

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughton has been getting it in the neck this week for his hopelessly lacklustre and unambitious draft National Mitigation Plan, a requirement of new climate change laws enacted two years ago. “It is clear … Continue reading

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No Minister for Environment?

“How much do I love thee environment?” asks An Taoiseach Enda Kenny. “Let me count the ways” … NOT! That is why he has just done away with the Minister for Environment portfolio. Instead, we now have in Denis Naughton, … Continue reading

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Green Party welcomes Government u-turn on introducing pay-by-weight charges

The Green Party has welcomed the Government u-turn on introducing mandatory minimum pay-by-weight charges for the collection of household recyclables. It says that the Government must now do more to promote recycling over landfill or incineration as part of its … Continue reading

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Next politician that calls to your door ask him/her to outline their party’s environmental policy

With #GE16 almost upon us we hope that whoever ends up with their hands on the tiller of the good ship Ireland can deliver on all the pre-election promises made. On the environmental front we want to see a focus … Continue reading

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Still looking for a reason to vote Green?

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Carcur Park may not happen after all

A recent meeting of Wexford Municipal District Council discussed the proposed new ‘People’s Park’ at Carcur, Wexford. The meeting was told by the Director of Services with responsibility for Wexford that the Council might have to either downsize the proposed … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power? No thanks Minister!

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White decided to end the old year on a low by pushing the nuclear power option back onto the agenda. We could say “Fair enough so: let’s look at nuclear power, let’s compare … Continue reading

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HOW CAN I RESPOND TO INJUSTICES CAUSED BY CLIMATE CHANGE?

You can find out at St Iberius Church, Wexford on Thursday, Oct 30 (7.30pm). The occasion is International Day of Prayer for Climate Justice. What better time could there be to take an objective and reflective look at an issue … Continue reading

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Co-op Power!

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Wexford wins bronze in 2014 Tidy Towns

Well done to Wexford Tidy Towns in winning bronze at the recent Tidy Towns Awards. Many man (and woman) hours have gone into getting us to this point. The weekend cleanups regularly attract in excess of twenty volunteers. There are … Continue reading

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Poolbeg incinerator looks like becoming a reality

We hear today that the National Development Finance Agency has cleared the way for the controversial incinerator to go ahead in Poolbeg. What a shame. Dublin City Council has, from the start, made no bones about its commitment to the … Continue reading

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Wexford County Council leads by example on biodiversity front

If you have been to the Council’s new offices in Carriglawn you cannot have failed to notice  the multi-coloured splash of colour coming from the wild flowers and grasses near the main entrance. This is a very positive statement of … Continue reading

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