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Sunday 12 January, 2020

Saoirse McHugh: Climate denial is dangerous at this stage, and the media has a case to answer

In light of the Australia fires, Saoirse McHugh asks: when will the media take the climate crisis seriously and place it top of the reporting agenda?

Sunday 22 December, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: Planting trees is one area where we can't wait for the government to come around

Mayo seems to have had a particularly savage spate of tree felling recently, writes Saoirse McHugh.

Sunday 8 December, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: Carbon tax is a red herring, the real climate culprit is the global tax system

It’s time for governments to fix the global tax system, for the sake of the planet.

Sunday 24 November, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: The end of turf-cutting brings opportunities to increase our energy independence

Here on Achill Island, saving turf is not just simply a way to secure fuel, but a way of life, writes Saoirse McHugh.

Sunday 10 November, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: We need to talk about capitalism

There will be no climate justice until we move to a different economic system, writes Saoirse McHugh.

Sunday 27 October, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: The Shannon LNG should not be considered any further by the government

The Shannon natural gas terminal could lock us into further decades of fossil fuel reliance.

Sunday 13 October, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: Fast fashion is hard to escape, but it is damaging our environment

There is no room, environmentally or socially, for fast fashion anymore, writes Saoirse McHugh of the Green Party.

Sunday 29 September, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: Community-led rewilding could bring life back to the countryside

It is important to allow nature to do its own thing.

Sunday 15 September, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: Achill has shown me the link between climate action and rural regeneration

To tackle climate breakdown the two most important areas that Ireland will have to focus on will be transport and agriculture, writes Saoirse McHugh.

Sunday 1 September, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: How Ireland can help in fighting the Amazon rainforest fires

Giving money to Brazil may not be the solution, but there are ways to make a difference.

Sunday 18 August, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: The time is right for an agricultural revolution in Ireland

Intensive agriculture has damaged the planet. But we can change that.

Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Opinion: Small farmers need to wake up and realise that the big farming lobby doesn't represent their interests

The small farmer in Ireland has a very high-quality product. To differentiate themselves from the mass producers, they need to focus on quality and sustainability, writes Saoirse McHugh.