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Ciarán Cuffe: Global climate action is not just for COP
As COP27 closes, the Irish MEP calls for more consistent climate action.
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Opinion: Will things be different at COP26 this year? Yes. There's a sense of urgency in the air
Addressing the injustice of the climate crisis must be central to discussions at COP26, writes Ciarán Cuffe.
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Ciarán Cuffe: Court cases are leading the fight on climate change across Europe
But the MEP says while the citizen-led revolution is inspiring, legislators must do better on climate.
Ciarán Cuffe: Dublin City Council needs a new 'public realm czar' to oversee public spaces
The MEP says it’s now clear that local councils in Ireland have have weak powers compared to the rest of Europe.
Ciarán Cuffe: There's an extraordinary opportunity here for the Greens in government
The Green Party MEP says, ‘When the planet is burning, it is not a time to argue over the colour of the fire engine.’
Opinion: We need a national unity government immediately to battle Covid-19
An all-party coalition is now needed to bring politicians together to address the crisis, writes Ciarán Cuffe of The Green Party.
Opinion: 'It doesn’t make sense to allow dirty diesels from the last century to travel on inner-city streets'
Green Party MEP Ciarán Cuffe believes that we need to restrict the amount of vehicles entering Dublin every morning – as “our lives depend on it”.
Opinion: There is space for 15,000 homes within walking distance of Dublin's O'Connell Street
There are vast tracts of underutilised lands close to the city centre, they should be used to build high-quality apartment blocks with generous courtyards and play areas, writes Ciaran Cuffe.
All is not lost - the civic plaza at College Green should still go ahead
An Bord Pleanála refused the plans but said they would enhance the amenity and attractiveness of this city centre location. The door is clearly open to resubmit, writes Green Party councillor Ciaran Cuffe.
Instead of segregated policies, we need inclusive housing for people on different incomes
Dublin’s Broadstone and Cathal Brugha Barracks sites could spearhead the government’s plans for new housing.
'We need reverse vending machines in shops with a 25c deposit on containers'
As a kid I remember collecting old Cidona bottles from the hedgerows and receiving five pence from the local shop for each one that I returned, writes Ciarán Cuffe.
14 cyclist deaths in 2017: 'Yet we victim blame cyclists who don’t opt for DayGlo clothing'
An Garda Síochána need to focus more on cars illegally parking in bike lanes and on footpaths, driving over the speed limit, and breaking traffic signals, writes Ciarán Cuffe.
Fast trains and motorways may grab the headlines, but we actually need more buses
Ciarán Cuffe says we need to do more with less when it comes to public transport.
Ciarán Cuffe: Why extending 30km/h speed limit zones in Dublin will save lives
‘For vulnerable road users the chances of surviving a crash are dramatically increased at lower speeds.’
Opinion: With more of us living in cities, we have to plan for real quality of life
I want my city to serve its local communities – that means introducing proper cycle lanes and options for pedestrians.