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Rule of Law: EU report shows positive developments in Member States but also points to serious concerns

Legislation
(Jul 26, 2021)

The European Commission has published the second EU-wide Report on the Rule of Law with a Communication looking at the situation in the EU as a whole and dedicated country chapters on each Member State.

 

Political agreement on the Aarhus Regulation: Commission welcomes increased public scrutiny of EU acts related to the environment

Legislation
(Jul 19, 2021)

The European Commission has welcomed the provisional political agreement reached between the European Parliament and the EU Member States in the Council on amending the Aarhus Regulation that will allow for increased public scrutiny of EU acts affecting the environment.

 

Minister introduces Climate Bill amendment for clarity on agriculture ‘carbon removals’

Legislation
(Jul 12, 2021)

A Climate Bill amendment to provide legal clarity on how carbon “removals” will be accounted for in farming, which will have major implications for the sector, has been introduced by Minister for Climate, Eamon Ryan.

 

Dáil passes Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill

Legislation
(Jun 21, 2021)

The Dáil has passed the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill, with 129 TDs supporting the Bill and 10 opposing it in the final stage vote.

 

Ramming through climate legislation debases democracy - IFA

Legislation
(Jun 21, 2021)

IFA President Tim Cullinan has strongly criticised the lack of scrutiny of the Climate Action Bill and has accused Minister Eamon Ryan of attempting to ram through the legislation without due process.

 

Environmental group condemns Government over climate bill

Legislation
(Jun 8, 2021)

An environmental group has condemned the Government for refusing to accept amendments to “strengthen” its Climate Action Bill.

 

Activities or developments which require a licence under the Foreshore Act 1933, as amended.

Legislation
(May 31, 2021)

A foreshore licence is required by any person proposing to place any material or to place or erect any articles, things, structures, or works in or on foreshore or to get and take any minerals in foreshore or to use or occupy foreshore for any purpose unless exempt under other legislation or due to existing rights.

 

EU negotiators reach agreement on European Climate Law

Legislation
(Apr 26, 2021)

Negotiators from the European Parliament and the member states reached an agreement last week on a new European Climate Law, raising the EU’s climate ambitions significantly.

 

More action is needed by Local Authorities to protect Air and Water Quality warns EPA

Legislation
(Mar 15, 2021)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its report on local authority environmental enforcement activities for 2019.

 

Access to Information on the Environment (AIE) Regulations 2007-2018 published for public consultation

Legislation
(Mar 15, 2021)

The Minister for the Environment Climate and Communications has launched a public consultation as part of the process of updating regulations on Access to Information on the Environment (AIE Regulations).

 

UK government unveils legally binding environmental principles to guide future policies

Legislation
(Mar 15, 2021)

The UK government has unveiled plans for five new legally binding principles, designed to guide future policymaking to protect the environment and ensure Ministers deliver on their promise to "build back greener and leave the environment in a better state for future generations".

 

Environment complaint system now online – Lyons

Legislation
(Feb 22, 2021)

A new online system to register a complaint about Northern Ireland public authorities failing to implement environmental law has gone live, Environment Minister Gordon Lyons MLA has announced.

 

Commission launches public consultation on environmental crime

Legislation
(Feb 15, 2021)

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on environmental crime. The results of this public consultation will feed into the review of the EU rules on environmental crime.

 

Judge says State showed ‘astonishing reluctance’ on environmental law

Legislation
(Feb 1, 2021)

A senior judge has said Ireland displayed "astonishing reluctance" to comply with EU environmental laws.

 

CAB looks at targeting ‘environmental criminals’ such as illegal dumpers in new expanded brief

Legislation
(Jan 11, 2021)

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) is to look at expanding its current brief to include targets involved in environmental crime. A senior officer with the CAB has indicated that environmental crime is seen as a growth area for the bureau to explore in the coming years.

 

Feedback invited on how Ireland is implementing international conventions on environmental law and justice, and pollution registers

Legislation
(Nov 30, 2020)

Eamon Ryan TD, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications today 26 November 2020 has asked the public to give their views on the implementation of two international conventions related to the environment - the Aarhus convention and the PRTR Protocol 2021.

 


 
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