About irish environment

irish environment is an online magazine dedicated to covering environmental matters on the island of Ireland, in both the Republic of Ireland (RoI) and Northern Ireland (NI).  As NI is part of the United Kingdom and the RoI is part of the European Union, and much environmental law and regulation originates in the EU and UK, we will cover developments there. We will also explore environmental issues in the United States and elsewhere, including in developing countries, as we are all share one environment and global climate change is affected by what happens everywhere.

Founded in September 2009, we relaunched our site in May 2012 to bring you a new and improved irish environment with updated design, search functions and content, including our new section,  ieBLOG.

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We update our News section once a week, typically each Monday, and other sections – Reports, Commentary, Podcasts, iePEDIA, You Tube, events— are updated at the first of each month.

The ieBLOG is available at any time for readers to offer comments, raise questions or issues, or to respond to material on the magazine or to other readers’ comments. Readers are asked to refrain from blogging with offensive or libelous statements, and the publisher reserves the right to delete any such offensive or libelous material.

The Reports, Commentary, and iePEDIA sections include links to other material on irishenviroment or other websites that are related to the subject of the Report, Commentary or iePEDIA entry.



Readers are welcome to submit proposals for Reports, Commentary and iePEDIA. Please e-mail the publisher at robertemmethernan@gmail.com and include a one-page description of your idea and some information about yourself.

irish environment is published by Blue Stacks Productions, Inc., a New York business, with a principal place of business at: 41 East 28th Street, # 3B, New York, New York 10016


Publisher: Robert Emmet Hernan

Bob was an environmental enforcement attorney for over 30 years in the United States, serving as a private attorney; an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York, where he tried the Love Canal case for the state, as well as other major toxic waste cases; and, a Senior Counsel for Commissioner Initiatives at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, where he developed a Stop Smoking and Idling Truck enforcement campaign against polluting trucks in low-income and minority communities in New York. Bob’s book, This Borrowed Earth: Lessons from the Fifteen Worst Environmental Disasters Around the World, was published in English in February 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan, and in Chinese in December 2011 by China Machine Press.