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#Climate Change

# climate-change - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves

This Bill would leapfrog over the government’s strategy, which Fianna Fáil has said is slow to materialise.

# climate-change - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers

The State-owned company has agreed to embark on a programme of rehabilitation of bogs in the midlands.

# climate-change - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban

Activists continued protests in the capital in defiance of the police order today.

# climate-change - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

Wales and Scotland have made this change, should we?

# climate-change - Friday 11 October, 2019

London Police say more than 1,112 arrested in climate change protests

This morning protesters blockaded the BBC’s central London headquarters.

Extinction Rebellion protesters have covered government climate department building with scientific papers

The papers were stuck to the department’s walls with paint rollers.

# climate-change - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Arrests as Extinction Rebellion activists target London’s City Airport

A man grounded a Dublin-bound flight this morning after disrupting passengers.

Cyclists blocking traffic in Dublin city as part of climate change protest

The demonstration has been organised in support of Extinction Rebellion.

# climate-change - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Extinction Rebellion activists bring protests to Penneys and Brown Thomas

The demonstration is part of a week-long climate change protest by the group.

# climate-change - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Budget 2020: Winners and losers

Every Budget brings good news and bad news.

Extinction Rebellion protesters moved by gardaí during sit-in outside Dáil

The demonstration is part of a week-long protest by the group.

Carbon tax: Petrol and diesel prices to rise from midnight, home heating to rise next May

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced an increase in the carbon tax of €6 per tonne.

Green measures: Here are the main environmental changes in Budget 2020

Donohoe said some of the changes were “critical steps to future-proof our transport system”.

# climate-change - Monday 7 October, 2019

'We're not going to stop': Extinction Rebellion activists begin week-long protest

Thousands of people joined the protest, before activists made camp in Merrion Square.

Poll: Do you support this week's Extinction Rebellion protests? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support this week's Extinction Rebellion protests?

Organisers of the protest will gather outside the Dáil at 12pm today.

# climate-change - Friday 4 October, 2019

'Our aim is to get people arrested': Climate activists gear up for week-long protest on streets of Dublin

Protesters are planning to block roads and cause disruption around the capital next week.

# climate-change - Thursday 3 October, 2019

When it comes to Ireland's sustainable energy, creating simplicity could prove complex

The government has some ambitious targets for 2030 – but industry has plenty of work to do.

'It's hypocrisy': TDs, senators and Hollywood actors round on the government over US fracked gas being used in Ireland

A terminal in the Shannon estuary earmarked to hold fracked gas is to be placed on an EU special projects list.

# climate-change - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Government to plant 600,000 new native trees over next three years

The trees will be planted on Bord na Móna land.

# climate-change - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Losing Alaska: Irish documentary visits Alaskan town that's about to fall into the sea

The director of the film, Tom Burke, talks to us about making it.

# climate-change - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Higgins at UN: 'No challenge facing international community is more urgent than climate action'

Higgins was addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this evening.

# climate-change - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Mont Blanc glacier close to collapse, warn Italian authorities

The glacier is on the Italian side of Mont Blanc.

'It came from the heart': Tubridy offers clarification over Greta Thunberg comments

The host faced criticism for remarks he’d made discussing the climate change activist and her speech to the UN.

Many megacities to be hit annually by extreme weather in 2050, UN warns

Tropical storms will continue to amplify their destructive potential even if global warming is capped at two degrees Celsius, the UN warned.

# climate-change - Monday 23 September, 2019

Taoiseach tells UN Climate Summit that exploration for oil in Irish waters will end

During his speech, Varadkar said he wants Ireland to be known as a “green country”.

'How dare you?': Greta Thunberg slams world leaders at UN climate summit Climate Change This post contains videos

'How dare you?': Greta Thunberg slams world leaders at UN climate summit

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump made a brief unscheduled appearance today at the summit.

# climate-change - Sunday 22 September, 2019

'The hottest five-year period on record': The findings of a stark new climate report

It comes ahead of a major UN climate summit tomorrow that will be attended by more than 60 world leaders.

'A punch in the gut': Outrage as wetlands area in Tallaght is destroyed Ecosystem This post contains videos

'A punch in the gut': Outrage as wetlands area in Tallaght is destroyed

Environmentalists and the local council had been working together to protect the area, which was home to thousands of animals and plants.

# climate-change - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Poll: Will the climate change strike impact government policy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the climate change strike impact government policy?

Millions of people took part in demonstrations around the world yesterday.

'Change is coming': Millions take part in climate change strike Greta Thunberg This post contains videos

'Change is coming': Millions take part in climate change strike

Thousands of people attended rallies across Ireland.

# climate-change - Friday 20 September, 2019

PHOTOS: Thousands of students turn out around the country for climate strikes

Ireland’s strikes are part of a global movement calling for urgent action to address climate change.

Opinion: 'The youth of this country speak with more clarity than our leaders ever have'

Clodagh Daly of Climate Case Ireland writes about why they are considering appealing yesterday’s case against the government, which they lost.

# climate-change - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Activists lose case against government over its climate change plan

The court will issue its full written decision tomorrow.

# climate-change - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

'I don't want you to listen to me, I want you to listen to the scientists' Greta Thunberg appears before US Congress

President Donald Trump has openly questioned the effects of a changing climate.

'We won't need as many car mechanics': Calls for new commission to plan for industries impacted by green policies

The Green Party’s Just Transition bill will not be opposed by government.

# climate-change - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Micheál Martin puts pressure on Fine Gael to include green policies in this year's Budget

Martin wants the government to set a target for when it will be fossil-free.

# climate-change - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

DART line could be damaged by rising sea levels, say council climate reports

Potential issues to the DART line were mentioned in two of the Dublin council reports.

# climate-change - 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-change - 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.

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.

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