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Galway Bay salmon farm halted as EU concerned by ‘Fundamental errors’ in scientific data

A public enquiry could result from allegations of flawed and suppressed information regarding controversial proposal to construct a massive salmon farm in Galway Bay.

EU approves €2.6 million funding for Aran Island conservation

The European Commission has approved funding for 248 new projects under the LIFE+ programme, the EU's environment fund — including a €2.6 million project by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to protect endangered habitats on the three Aran Islands.

Electric cars for Dublin EU environment summit

EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potonik, pictured beside a 100 per cent Nissan Leaf electric car at Dublin Airport. As part of ESB’s sponsorship of Ireland’s presidency of the EU, the company is facilitating the provision of electric cars.

Electric cars for Dublin EU environment summit

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EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potonik, pictured beside a 100 per cent Nissan Leaf electric car at Dublin Airport. As part of ESB’s sponsorship of Ireland’s presidency of the EU, the company is facilitating the provision of electric cars.

Electric cars for Dublin EU environment summit

Pictured is EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik beside a 100 per cent Nissan LEAF electric car at Dublin airport. As part of ESB’s sponsorship of Ireland’s presidency of the EU, the company is facilitating the provision of electric cars.

Government accused of ‘bullying people into accepting septic tank legislation’

Sinn Féin councillor Rose Conway-Walsh has strongly criticised the decision of the Government to guillotine a debate on the Water Services Bill. “The important issues raised by constituents at the public meetings I arranged here in Belmullet and Newport need to be discussed in the Dáil,” she said.

‘Co-operation not confrontation’ needed on turf cutting

“Co-operation not confrontation” is what is needed in dealing with the right of people to cut turf in bogs to provide fuel for themselves, according to Independent North-West MEP Marian Harkin.

Bog announcement requires clarity – Naughten

The Government’s recent announcement to establish an independent Peatland Council is the first positive step taken to address the turf cutting issue in over a decade, but the real fear is that it is coming too late and, as a result, requires further clarification, according to local TD Denis Naughten.

EU Commission to meet Galway delegation over city outer bypass

The controversial Galway City Outer Bypass will be the subject of a high level meeting in Brussels next week involving the European Commission.

European Commission Vice-President to give public talk in AIT

The vice-President of the European Commission, Margot Wallström, will give a “town hall” style talk about the European Union at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) on Thursday September 10.

 

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