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Climate emergency declared by Government

A Climate and Biodiversity Emergency was declared by Government last night.  With almost unanimous cross-party agreement, they also agreed to “accept and endorse” the blueprint for action developed by the cross-party Committee on Climate Action.  “This is a...

Boyle energy survey

Boyle energy survey

A major survey will be carried out in Boyle this week to see how residents use energy for heating, lighting, cooking and transport.  This is being organised by Good Energies Alliance Ireland (GEAI), who are working with IT Sligo and SEAI to see how support can be...

Grants for Solar PV

Grants for Solar PV

“Turning your home into a renewable power station is now one step closer. Micro generation is an incredibly exciting space that will allow citizens in local communities to generate their own electricity and contribute towards Ireland’s climate action targets. With...

Councillors and PPN representatives pledge cooperation

At a meeting last Wednesday in Carrick-on-Shannon, a majority of County Councillors, together with PPN community representatives, met with Fr Seán Healy from Social Justice Ireland.  Fr Seán, who is one of the founders of the Public Participation Network (PPN),...

Fr Seán Healy to meet with Leitrim County Councillors

An important information meeting is taking place this Wednesday 19th October in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon.  All Leitrim County Councillors are invited to meet with Fr Seán Healy, Social Justice Ireland, the PPN Secretariat and the LCDC reps (Local...

Shame on Ireland – “Fossil of the Day” in Lima

Shame on Ireland – “Fossil of the Day” in Lima

Ireland is one of only FOUR countries in the ‘developed’ world who have not contributed to the Green Climate Fund, designed to support developing countries to fight climate change while growing economically. At the UN Climate talks in Lima this week, Ireland,...

EPA Terms of Reference “Amended and Strengthened”

EPA Terms of Reference “Amended and Strengthened”

Terms of Reference of EPA research study on Unconventional Gas Exploration and Extraction (UGEE) Making your voice heard matters!  In response to over 1,300 submissions, a 'Health Expert' is now on the Steering Committee for the research study.  The final Terms of...

Deborah Rogers: The economics of fracking

Deborah Rogers: The economics of fracking

Deborah Rogers - Founder of EnergyPolicyForum and critic of Fracking Deborah Rogers is an expert in the economics of shale gas and an advisor to the Obama administration.  Speaking at the 2030 Vision conference in Carrick-on-Shannon this month, she made it clear that...