This is the news section of The Green Diary, covering all topics of environmental concern, from pollution and energy production to climate change and the extractives industry.

Although media reporting of environmental issues has grown steadily over the past decade, there is great scope for improving coverage, especially in Ireland where unfortunately many environmental stories hit the cutting room floor instead of the front page.

We aim to put out hard news stories based on an unbiased analysis of the day’s facts on a regular basis, while looking to more long-term deeply researched reporting when required to get to the heart of the story.

We will also present more positive news about exciting initiatives, projects and movements doing groundbreaking work to improve our relationship with the planet.

Please get in touch if you have a positive story to tell; to report wrongdoing in your community or country; or think there is an issue that needs urgent reporting.