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While the north west is not suffering the massive wildfires, biblical scale floods and never ending droughts that are devastating so many people across the globe, we are still experiencing significant changes in weather patterns. That’s according to Dr Bláithín Gallagher, the Sligo/Leitrim constituency spokesperson and national coordinator of the…

A local member of the Green Party has welcomed a new policy statement which bans the importation of fracked gas. Minister for Climate, Environment and Communications, Eamon Ryan earlier this week announced a new policy statement that will prevent Ireland from importing fracked gas. The statement, which has been approved…

The Green party are proposing to increase social welfare payments by 50 euro per week.   The suggestion has been made by Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development with special responsibility for Community Development and Charities Joe O’ Brien.   National Coordinator and Chair of…

Grants may be offered to farmers to plant trees along rivers and watercourses to act as a ‘carbon sink’. There’s also be to be a new focus on preventing pollution of rivers and streams by fertilisers and pesticides. The Green Party idea was approved in principle at a Cabinet sub-committee…

Just over €2m has been allocated for the north west to bring 64 homes up to modern energy efficient standards. The money comes from the national €35m Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Programme for Social Housing with the programme for government aiming to upgrade 500,000 homes by 2030. Dr. Bláithín Gallagher, National…

A Donegal Independent councillor is accusing the government of ‘flying a kite’ after a Green Party minister signalled that the reintroduction of water charges could again be considered. Malcolm Noonan, a junior minister in the Department of Housing, which is responsible for Irish Water, says the possibility of introducing water…