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# friends of the earth

This year
New data centres mooted for Dublin can't operate if they put energy security at risk, says Ryan
Friends of the Earth, an organisation which opposed the plans, says the data centres pose “a triple threat”.
Amazon secure planning permission for three data centres in Dublin despite emission concerns
Fingal County Council gave the go-ahead to AWS firm for the construction of three new data centres in the region.
Climate activists hold demonstration in Dublin ahead of UN sustainability talks
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tanaiste Micheal Martin and environment minister Eamon Ryan will attend the UN General Assembly in the week ahead.
Small business owner says tyre deflators don’t think of ‘knock-on consequences’
A leading environmentalist however said the actions of The Tyre Extinguishers is ‘absolutely not vandalism’.
Last year
'More natural gas does not mean more energy security for Ireland,' Dáil committee hears
The Government is facing calls to back the development of a commercial LNG import terminal in North Kerry.
All time
Oisín Coghlan: New Climate Bill scores 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw on our tests
The head of Friends of the Earth says the Bill does well on targets but falls short on just transition and fracked gas.
Opinion: 'Ireland only made its pollution targets in 2010 by crashing the economy'
Every day we delay the inevitable transition to sustainable energy – makes it more costly and disruptive, writes Oisin Coghlan.
People encouraged to bring camping gear home from Electric Picnic
The 55,000 people who attended the festival will generate at least 400 tonnes of waste.
"Little more than lipstick on a pig." Environment groups not happy with Ireland's climate change plan
The draft plans commit Ireland to a “low-carbon economy by 2050″ but Friends of the Earth say detailed targets are needed.
Calls to exclude fossil fuel industry from all fracking research
However, the Environmental Protection Agency has said it would be unlikely that somebody with no links to the fossil fuel industry could produce a report on fracking processes.
Column: We ignored signs of the bank crisis. What about the climate crisis?
Ireland is headed in the wrong direction, writes Molly Walsh – and the Government is blindly ploughing ahead.