Environment: the virtuous Irish?

Ireland’s come 21st out of 146 countries in an environmental sustainability index put together by Yale and Columbia Universities. However the Friends of Irish Environment argued that this position was falsely inflated, and masked a deterioration in air quality, land use, waste management and greenhouse gas emissions in recent years. This is one to keep an eye on for future years.

  • aquifer

    Fishing waters have been trashed by nitrate fertiliser flowing in, in contravention of EU law. Wild salmon are under seige from netting at sea and from poaching. The paramilitary diesel barons are not the only ones dumping toxic residues over the border. I’d like to see the evidence for this assessment.