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# climate-action - Friday 21 June, 2019

UK minister suspended after grabbing female climate protester by the neck
# Mark Field
# Mark Field

UK minister suspended after grabbing female climate protester by the neck

Updated Jun 21st 2019, 11:40 AM 64,090 Views 291 Comments

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
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

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

Jun 13th 2019, 5:01 PM 13,014 Views 43 Comments

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
# Air Pollution
# Air Pollution

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

Jun 11th 2019, 8:00 PM 16,398 Views 35 Comments

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
# Climate Emergency

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

Jun 11th 2019, 5:20 PM 11,458 Views 40 Comments

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
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

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

Jun 11th 2019, 4:41 PM 15,246 Views 53 Comments

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'
# Energy
# Energy

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

May 30th 2019, 1:43 PM 14,554 Views 111 Comments

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
# Fridays For Future

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

Updated May 24th 2019, 6:47 PM 21,912 Views 78 Comments

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
# Recycling
# Recycling

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

May 20th 2019, 9:00 PM 10,029 Views 49 Comments

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
# HANDFUL OF TDS
# HANDFUL OF TDS

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

May 9th 2019, 11:09 PM 101,889 Views 102 Comments

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
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

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

May 6th 2019, 10:00 AM 14,208 Views 86 Comments

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
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

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

Apr 19th 2019, 3:41 PM 41,828 Views 166 Comments

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
# Poll

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

Apr 5th 2019, 10:02 AM 38,514 Views 116 Comments

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'
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

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

Mar 16th 2019, 12:07 AM 10,039 Views 75 Comments

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
# Nationwide Protests

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

Mar 14th 2019, 6:10 AM 8,879 Views 28 Comments

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'
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

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

Feb 5th 2019, 7:00 AM 10,883 Views 82 Comments

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
# Katowice
# Katowice

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

Dec 16th 2018, 10:52 AM 10,625 Views 43 Comments

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
# Katowice
# Katowice

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

Dec 2nd 2018, 1:05 PM 8,840 Views 50 Comments

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
# Emissions
# Emissions

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

Nov 17th 2018, 7:12 PM 9,252 Views 15 Comments

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
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

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

Feb 16th 2018, 5:41 PM 106,856 Views 162 Comments

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'
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

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

Jul 18th 2017, 6:30 AM 17,717 Views 74 Comments

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