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#Climate Change

# climate-change - Monday 17 June, 2019

More electric vehicles and no congestion charge for cities: Here's what you need to know about the new Climate Action Plan

A scrappage scheme to encourage the uptake of EVs is to be considered.

ESRI warns that carbon taxes 'often regressive in nature'

The government is looking at two models to increase carbon tax and offset the cost to householders.

# climate-change - Sunday 16 June, 2019

For every hundred salmon that go out to sea, 95 don't come back - the state of wild salmon in Ireland International Year Of The Salmon This post contains videos

For every hundred salmon that go out to sea, 95 don't come back - the state of wild salmon in Ireland

We spoke to Dr Ciaran Byrne from Inland Fisheries Ireland about the worrying decline in wild salmon numbers.

# climate-change - 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-change - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs.

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.

'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-change - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Ireland set to miss greenhouse emissions targets unless action taken, EPA warns

New policies are needed if Ireland is to meet carbon emissions targets, the EPA has said.

# climate-change - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Coveney missing Trump visit as he has 'real work to do' in Belfast

The Tánaiste agreed that Trump’s views on climate change were “regressive”.

Trump again says Meghan Markle was 'nasty to him' and he 'totally listened' to Prince Charles about climate change Royal Family This post contains videos

Trump again says Meghan Markle was 'nasty to him' and he 'totally listened' to Prince Charles about climate change

Piers Morgan interviewed the US President on Good Morning Britain today.

# climate-change - 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-change - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Poll: Did climate change influence how you voted in the elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did climate change influence how you voted in the elections?

The Green Party is having a positive election result.

How did SF and the Left fail to harness housing crisis anger into votes? Good question, says Mary Lou

Housing was one of the number one issues raised on the doorsteps during the campaign trail, said McDonald.

# climate-change - 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-change - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council

This was the final step in adopting the single-use products ban, which will come into force in Ireland by 2021.

'You can't just go in there fawning and gushing like some nodding dog': Dublin candidates set out their stall

10 Dublin candidates talked climate change, housing and the EU defence spend.

# climate-change - 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-change - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Australia's Liberal Party retains power in shock election win over Labor rivals

Just under 17 million people cast their vote across the country.

# climate-change - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax?

Successful candidates will be involved in developing European climate policies.

# climate-change - Sunday 12 May, 2019

'We should not let them go extinct': A conservation officer at the Botanic Gardens on how we can help save the planet Biodiversity This post contains videos

'We should not let them go extinct': A conservation officer at the Botanic Gardens on how we can help save the planet

Following a UN report and Ireland’s declaration of a climate emergency, why is biodiversity crucial to the survival of our planet?

# climate-change - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Animals and plants are disappearing faster than at any other time in human history, and it's happening in Ireland too

A recent UN report has pointed to the huge threats to biodiversity across the globe.

# climate-change - Friday 10 May, 2019

What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said this move will put pressure on the government to be more ambitious with its policies.

# climate-change - 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-change - 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-change - Friday 26 April, 2019

Poll: Do you support the Extinction Rebellion protests? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the Extinction Rebellion protests?

Extinction Rebellion has become one of the world’s fastest-growing environmental movements.

# climate-change - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

23 more people arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests in London

Over 1,000 people have now been arrested during the climate change protests.

# climate-change - Monday 22 April, 2019

Over 1,000 people - including Olympic gold medallist - arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests in London

The charges are for various offences including breaching public order laws, obstructing a highway and obstructing police.

# climate-change - Sunday 21 April, 2019

'A logistical problem': Over 800 people arrested in Extinction Rebellion protests in London

The climate change protests have now entered a seventh day.

# climate-change - 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-change - Thursday 18 April, 2019

'Extinction Rebellion': London climate change protests enter fourth day

428 people have now been arrested in the UK capital.

# climate-change - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Greta Thunberg tells EU it needs 'cathedral-thinking' on climate change

“Notre Dame will be rebuilt”, Thunberg told MEPs, “I hope its foundations are strong, I hope ours are even stronger.”

# climate-change - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Nearly 300 arrests in London climate change protests

Thousands of people joined the protests across the city.

# climate-change - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Poll: Do you think you could do more to protect the environment? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think you could do more to protect the environment?

Even talking about certain actions, like reducing meat intake, has proven controversial.

# climate-change - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Ryanair claims to be 'greenest' airline following appearance on list of worst carbon polluters in Europe

The airline emitted 9.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide last year.

# climate-change - Monday 1 April, 2019

Semi-naked protesters disrupt House of Commons Brexit debate

The protesters said they were doing it to address the “elephant in the room – climate and ecological crisis”.

# climate-change - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Dáil votes to ban oil and gas drilling in Irish waters

The Bill, if passed into law will make Ireland the 5th country globally to ban oil and gas exploration.

Student blasts politicians over climate change: 'You're stealing my future and you have absolutely no right'

Sumaya Mohammed, a 12-year-old student from Cork, was one of five students who had a hard-hitting message for politicians.

Robinson calls for climate change action, says current system is 'underpinned by rampant capitalism'

The former president said Ireland needs to introduce a carbon tax, but must do so in the right way.

# climate-change - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Carbon taxes won’t stop climate change – we need more radical action

Fossil fuels are already taxed to the hilt and people haven’t moved to electric vehicles for one simple reason – they cannot afford to, writes Brian O’Boyle.

# climate-change - Monday 25 March, 2019

Poll: Will Ireland generate 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will Ireland generate 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030?

The country has missed other climate change targets in the past.