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Tuesday 9 October, 2018

'This is a shameful day for Fine Gael and a bad day for Ireland on climate change'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'This is a shameful day for Fine Gael and a bad day for Ireland on climate change'

Oct 9th 2018, 6:06 PM 19,051 Views 96 Comments

Listening to the Budget speech from Pascal Donohoe today you would have no sense we are at such a historical turning point, writes Eamon Ryan.

Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Eamon Ryan: Open letter to Shane Ross on the need for a review of the Metrolink design
# Read Me
# Read Me

Eamon Ryan: Open letter to Shane Ross on the need for a review of the Metrolink design

Jun 27th 2018, 10:00 AM 22,337 Views 69 Comments

“Closing all the roads and pedestrian crossings along the Luas line, will divide every local community between Beechwood and Sandyford.”

Monday 15 January, 2018

Eamon Ryan on flood walls: 'We're gonna need a bigger boat'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eamon Ryan on flood walls: 'We're gonna need a bigger boat'

Jan 15th 2018, 6:30 AM 20,992 Views 39 Comments

Dublin was lucky last autumn but we only need to be unlucky once to regret the lack of preparation for the new risks we face, writes Eamon Ryan.

Thursday 5 October, 2017

Eamon Ryan: 'Shane Ross doesn’t seem to realise he’s Minister for Transport'
# Cycling Campaign
# Cycling Campaign

Eamon Ryan: 'Shane Ross doesn’t seem to realise he’s Minister for Transport'

Oct 5th 2017, 6:30 AM 29,569 Views 125 Comments

After 25 years of polite argument and positive suggestions it’s time for the cycling campaign to step up a gear, writes Eamon Ryan.

Friday 28 July, 2017

Eamon Ryan: 'Electric cars are about to go mainstream in a dramatic way'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eamon Ryan: 'Electric cars are about to go mainstream in a dramatic way'

Jul 28th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,152 Views 180 Comments

We don’t make cars or batteries or charging stations but we can write the software and smart grid codes, writes Eamon Ryan.

Monday 22 May, 2017

Brexit: 'We do not want the British sailing off like some pirate state, joining the Trump administration'
# Column
# Column

Brexit: 'We do not want the British sailing off like some pirate state, joining the Trump administration'

May 22nd 2017, 6:40 AM 112 Views 59 Comments

We need to step up now and talk both sides in these talks back from the cliff edge, writes Eamon Ryan.

Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Eamon Ryan: 'Trump won’t have it all his own way on climate change'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eamon Ryan: 'Trump won’t have it all his own way on climate change'

Nov 16th 2016, 6:25 AM 108 Views 136 Comments

The President-elect will face fierce opposition both domestically and internationally if he tries to undo decades of progress on fighting climate change, writes Eamon Ryan.

Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Ireland is exposed to extreme weather in a manner we have never seen before
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ireland is exposed to extreme weather in a manner we have never seen before

Jan 6th 2016, 5:00 PM 607 Views 134 Comments

Extreme weather events are inevitable, flooding doesn’t have to be, writes Eamon Ryan.

Tuesday 21 July, 2015

The Irish Water debacle can be solved in five steps
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Irish Water debacle can be solved in five steps

Jul 21st 2015, 6:30 PM 206 Views 173 Comments

We need to put conservation, fairness and investment at the heart of our water system.

Monday 17 November, 2014

Eamon Ryan: Ireland should hold a referendum on the public ownership of water
# Water Protests
# Water Protests

Eamon Ryan: Ireland should hold a referendum on the public ownership of water

Nov 17th 2014, 8:00 PM 43 Views 84 Comments

We put a stop to this juggernaut before it’s too late.

Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Column: 'The Scottish voting yes are doing so from an international, rather than just a nationalist mindset'
# Independence
# Independence

Column: 'The Scottish voting yes are doing so from an international, rather than just a nationalist mindset'

Sep 17th 2014, 1:00 PM 30 Views 36 Comments

If Scotland has to consider anew its membership of the European Union, then the Irish Government should be there standing up for its application, writes Eamon Ryan.

Friday 28 March, 2014

Column: Gerrymandering accusations pale in comparison to new plan for regional authorities
# Local Authorities
# Local Authorities

Column: Gerrymandering accusations pale in comparison to new plan for regional authorities

Mar 28th 2014, 6:00 PM 33 Views 59 Comments

Fine Gael stand to wield an inordinate and undemocratic level of influence under the new system being introduced by Minister Hogan, writes Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

Monday 27 January, 2014

Column: Irish Water set-up is repeating the mistakes of the HSE
# Water Water Everywhere
# Water Water Everywhere

Column: Irish Water set-up is repeating the mistakes of the HSE

Jan 27th 2014, 7:30 PM 47 Views 61 Comments

No real savings can now be made for 12 years in Irish Water, while we create a duplicate of the existing arrangements and also set up an expensive new central agency to boot, writes Eamon Ryan.

Monday 16 December, 2013

Eamon Ryan: Who really won in the ESB dispute?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eamon Ryan: Who really won in the ESB dispute?

Dec 16th 2013, 1:00 PM 301 Views 47 Comments

The key to this issue is whether the ESB will be able to pay pension contributions in 10 or 20 years time. It would be a bitter irony if the dispute itself has made the company weaker and less able to meet those commitments.

Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Column: We need an Oireachtas banking inquiry- now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We need an Oireachtas banking inquiry- now

Feb 13th 2013, 1:39 PM 19 Views 50 Comments

We need that Oireachtas inquiry now to learn lessons from the banking crisis – so we never again experience such a crash, writes Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

Monday 7 January, 2013

Column: Faction fights are sapping confidence in FG and Labour
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Faction fights are sapping confidence in FG and Labour

Jan 7th 2013, 7:00 AM 16 Views 69 Comments

The coalition partners appear more concerned with playing tug-of-war with each other than creating a new form of politics, writes Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

Monday 13 August, 2012

Column: Want a debt deal? Then let’s pressure the German MPs opposing it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Want a debt deal? Then let’s pressure the German MPs opposing it

Aug 13th 2012, 7:15 AM 20 Views 48 Comments

The future of the euro crisis lies in the hands of small groups of politicians abroad, writes Eamon Ryan. Let’s hope our own leaders recognise this.

Friday 20 April, 2012

Column: We need to face facts - this is the end of cheap oil for Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We need to face facts - this is the end of cheap oil for Ireland

Apr 20th 2012, 7:30 AM 85 Views 102 Comments

Even with the recent discovery of oil in Irish waters, Ireland remains one of the most dependent countries in the world on imported fuels. This can’t last, writes Eamon Ryan.