Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture Continues Discussions on Offshore Exploration

Members of the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture will hear from community groups with deeply held views on Ireland’s offshore exploration today, Tuesday 29 November at 2 pm. “This timely meeting will allow committee members engage with community groups representing a range of opinion on the Corrib gas project in County Mayo,” … Read more

Environment Committee Launches Report on Management of Severe Weather Conditions

Following extensive consultation and consideration, the Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Heritage and Local Government will launch its report on the Management of Severe Weather Conditions, at 2:30 pm today (July 20th) in the AV Room of Leinster House. The report has examined the causes and subsequent response to the prolonged flooding which afflicted many parts … Read more

Environmental Protection Agency to Appear Before Climate Change Committee

Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Change and Energy Security today, Wednesday, 7th July, to discuss its report Ireland’s Greenhouse Gas Projections 2010-2020. According to the latest report from the EPA, the recession and reduced industrial production have had a significant impact on carbon emissions … Read more

Minister for Environment Must Provide Temporary Exemption of Waste Water Requirements for One-off Houses, Says Oireachtas Committee

The Minister for the Environment and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must provide as a matter of urgency, a temporary exemption for some parts of the country, from the new waste water regulations relating to the construction of one-off houses, a report by the Oireachtas European Scrutiny Committee has stated. The Committee is calling on … Read more