Michael Ewing was a well-known Boyle, County Roscommon-based environmentalist. By uniting 32 national environmental non-governmental organizations, he played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Irish Environmental Network. Along with other sectors, he oversaw the creation of the Environmental Pillar in 2009, making it the fifth national social partnership pillar.
Trained as an environmental protection officer and biologist, Ewing brought to bear his passion for sustainable development, global justice, and participatory democracy. His work with the National Economic and Social Council and the National Climate Dialogue Advisory Group, in addition to his advocacy for the environment, was acknowledged.
What Happened To Michael Ewing?
On November 29, 2023, environmentalist Michael Ewing departed from this life. He had been battling a protracted illness, which ultimately contributed to his passing.
President Michael D. Higgins recognized Ewing for his leadership in promoting the resolution of pressing environmental issues, most notably the climate crisis, and for his substantial contributions to the Irish Environmental Network.
One of the most important aspects of Ireland’s social partnership pillars, the Environmental Pillar, was established thanks in part to Ewing’s efforts.