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#climate action

# climate-action - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Opinion: Irish people must reduce meat and dairy consumption and production to tackle emissions

Ireland is the third worst country in the EU for tackling climate change.

# climate-action - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Catherine Murphy interview: 'This government has got away with murder because of Brexit'

The Social Democrats co-leader spoke to us about commuter gridlock and her party’s view on working with Labour.

# climate-action - Monday 19 August, 2019

Retrofit scheme: Pre-deadline applications WILL be processed despite closure

The minister has sought to assure homeowners worried about the end of the pilot programme.

# climate-action - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Minister told Dáil that home retrofit scheme had €6 million left. Seven weeks later, it closed down.

Contractors who worked in providing them have said the pulling of the scheme is a “massive slap in the face”.

# climate-action - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for New York on a zero-emissions yacht

The climate activist is going to New York for a conference but won’t be meeting Donald Trump.

# climate-action - Sunday 4 August, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: How to deal with the feeling of hopelessness in the face of climate change

The Green Party candidate says people must unite to fight against climate change.

# climate-action - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Minister in favour of 'naming and shaming' supermarkets that fail to reduce plastic packaging

Minister Richard Bruton says he is willing to take a tougher stance on supermarkets who fail to pull their weight when it comes to reducing plastics.

# climate-action - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Carbon tax model that pays money back to households to be discussed

The Green Party is hosting today’s discussion in Leinster House featuring Irish and international experts.

# climate-action - Monday 8 July, 2019

Protesters lock themselves to department doors in protest over Climate Emergency Bill blocking

The bill was blocked from progressing by the government last week.

'We have to do more': Extinction Rebellion stage protest in Dublin against commercial forestry Extinction Rebellion This post contains videos

'We have to do more': Extinction Rebellion stage protest in Dublin against commercial forestry

The protest took place as Forestry Industries Ireland held a conference inside the National Botanic Gardens.

# climate-action - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Poll: Was the Government right to halt the Climate Emergency Bill in the Dáil? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was the Government right to halt the Climate Emergency Bill in the Dáil?

Countries, including France and Belize, have introduced similar emergency bills to reduce carbon emissions.

# climate-action - Friday 5 July, 2019

Decision to halt Climate Emergency Bill described as 'utter hypocrisy' on side of the Government

Organisations including Ibec and the Irish Offshore Operators’ Association (IOOA) have welcomed the Government’s decision.

# climate-action - Friday 21 June, 2019

UK minister suspended after grabbing female climate protester by the neck Mark Field This post contains videos

UK minister suspended after grabbing female climate protester by the neck

Mark Field has said he “acted instinctively” when he saw the woman and feared she may be armed.

# climate-action - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Ireland is 'buying' its way out of meeting its emission targets by spending €86.8m worth of carbon credits

TD Seán Fleming said it was ‘the biggest act of gross hypocrisy’ at play.

# climate-action - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Enniscorthy to become the New Delhi of Ireland if smoky coal ban not rolled out, Dáil hears

The delay in expanding the smoky coal ban nationwide is due to fears over court action.

Extinction Rebellion stage 'bloody' (but green-friendly) protest outside the Dáil Climate Emergency This post contains videos

Extinction Rebellion stage 'bloody' (but green-friendly) protest outside the Dáil

The protest was timed to support the Climate Emergency Measures Bill.

'I find that quite insulting': Smith hits out at govt over opposition of Climate Emergency Bill

Bríd Smith TD was speaking before the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

# climate-action - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Bruton: 'When the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine, we need a back-up - and it remains oil and gas'

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said Fine Gael can’t be taken seriously on climate action if they support oil and gas drilling.

# climate-action - Friday 24 May, 2019

Thousands of Irish schoolchildren join strike to demand government action on climate change Fridays For Future This post contains videos

Thousands of Irish schoolchildren join strike to demand government action on climate change

It follows a strike held by schoolchildren in Ireland earlier this year.

# climate-action - Monday 20 May, 2019

Ministers to order State bodies to decarbonise under new Climate Action Plan

Public agencies will have to reduce food waste, promote water conservation, and roll out recycling practices.

# climate-action - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Ireland just became the second country to declare a climate emergency after a 'strange' Dáil vote

Climate activist Greta Thunberg described tonight’s move as “great news”.

# climate-action - Monday 6 May, 2019

'Be the hero, not the villain': Protesting students wrote to Taoiseach urging him to take climate action

Thousands of students attended climate change demonstrations across the country in March.

# climate-action - Friday 19 April, 2019

'This is an emergency': Extinction Rebellion comes to Dublin as sit-down protest blocks O'Connell Street

The movement was formed late last year and has grown rapidly.

# climate-action - Friday 5 April, 2019

Poll: Should teenagers be encouraged to reduce meat intake as part of their schooling? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should teenagers be encouraged to reduce meat intake as part of their schooling?

The IFA is not happy with a new An Taisce pamphlet.

# climate-action - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Taoiseach says climate change protests are 'welcome' and 'inspiring'

Earlier this month, the Taoiseach said he supported school students going on strike.

# climate-action - Thursday 14 March, 2019

'We're going to go extinct if we don't do something': Irish school students on why they're striking for climate action Nationwide Protests This post contains videos

'We're going to go extinct if we don't do something': Irish school students on why they're striking for climate action

Students from across the country are joining the global Schools Strike for Climate Action.

# climate-action - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Opinion: 'Ireland only made its pollution targets in 2010 by crashing the economy'

Every day we delay the inevitable transition to sustainable energy – makes it more costly and disruptive, writes Oisin Coghlan.

# climate-action - Sunday 16 December, 2018

UN climate summit: The three key outcomes you need to know

Minister for Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, said Ireland is fully committed to implementing the Paris Agreement.

# climate-action - Sunday 2 December, 2018

'Urgent threats': Climate talks kick off in Poland today

Envoys from almost 200 nations have gathered in Poland’s southern city of Katowice.

# climate-action - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Photos: London bridges reopen after 85 people arrested over climate change protests

Hundreds of protesters blocked bridges across the UK capital today.

# climate-action - Friday 16 February, 2018

You won't be able to buy a petrol or diesel car in Ireland after 2030

NCT certs will not be issued for non-zero emissions cars.

# climate-action - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Opinion: 'Just one week after banning fracking, we started drilling for oil'

We need a just transition to a low carbon economy, not a sell-off of our future, write Sinead Mercier and Louise Michelle Fitzgerald.