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

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

Jan 12th 2020, 8:30 PM 24,009 Views 183 Comments

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?

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

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

Dec 22nd 2019, 8:30 PM 17,919 Views 40 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 8th 2019, 8:30 PM 25,697 Views 64 Comments

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

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

Nov 24th 2019, 8:30 PM 31,683 Views 46 Comments

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

Saoirse McHugh: We need to talk about capitalism
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# Column

Saoirse McHugh: We need to talk about capitalism

Nov 10th 2019, 8:30 PM 29,801 Views 102 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 27th 2019, 9:00 PM 19,443 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Oct 13th 2019, 8:30 PM 27,736 Views 38 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 29th 2019, 8:30 PM 23,726 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Sep 15th 2019, 8:30 PM 34,576 Views 52 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 1st 2019, 8:30 PM 16,155 Views 45 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 18th 2019, 8:00 PM 38,169 Views 83 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 33,550 Views 29 Comments

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.