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4th December 2018 Climate Change, Environment, Local Government, Press Releases

Greens Welcome Publication of New Dublin City Council Climate Action Plan

4th December 2018 Environment, Press Releases

Plastic Plant Planning Decision a Huge Step in the Wrong Direction

The Green Party has reacted with disappointment to a decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for a plastic factory in Skibbereen, Co. Cork. Local residents have expressed concern over the potential environmental impact of the facility, both in terms of emissions and the possibility of chemical runoff entering the town’s sewage treatment […]

30th November 2018 Community, Local Government, Political Reform, Press Releases

Local Communities Must Be Given More Power to Halt Economic Decline

Local communities should be given more decision-making powers to halt the decline of town centres. That is the view of the Green Party in response to a new report published this morning by the Society of Chartered Surveyors. The report focused on 200 towns with populations of between 1,500 and 10,000 and claims the abolition […]

29th November 2018 Animal Welfare, Community, Transport

Green Party Questions Opening of Morning Greyhound Racing in Kilkenny

The Green Party has today questioned the decision of the Irish Greyhound Board to commence morning greyhound racing at St James Park in Kilkenny. Local Green Party Councillor Malcolm Noonan, who has previously protested outside the track due to animal welfare issues, said that the decision would further add to the misery inflicted on families […]

29th November 2018 Childcare, Press Releases

Greens: Childcare Costs Rise Despite Investment

The Green Party reacted to the launch this morning of the most comprehensive report yet of the early years sector. The report was developed and published by Pobal for the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Green Party Spokesperson for Children and Youth Affairs, Pauline O’Reilly, said, “Despite investment aimed at reducing the cost of […]