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Time for EPA to up its game on air pollution

EPA Air Quality Map for Ireland 23rd January 2017

The Green Party has called on Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency to up its game on urban air pollution and improve their monitoring and advice during periods of serious air pollution. The call comes as air quality in Dublin and all other major towns reaches ‘very poor’ levels or ’10 out of 10′ on the Agency’s monitoring site. Continue reading

Minister Ross must ‘think outside the box’ to protect Expressway services

Bus Éireann Buses in Galway

Bus Éireann Buses in Galway

The Green Party today called on Transport Minister Shane Ross and his Government colleagues to think ‘outside the box’ and protect core services in any changes at Bus Éireann. Continue reading

Time for clean air zones in our cities and towns?

Walkers and cyclists caught in early morning fog on Dublin’s Old Cabra Road

As newly published research* shows a link between major traffic proximity and dementia, the Green Party has called on Government to consider limiting certain vehicles from Irish urban centres. The call comes as Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency measured poor air quality in certain towns over the holiday period. The Party has also said that Minister Ross must now give local authorities the power to ban polluting vehicles from urban centres so as to improve air quality.