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# the-good-information-project - Yesterday’s News

Post-Brexit, who are Ireland's biggest allies in Europe?
# Mes Amis
# Mes Amis

Post-Brexit, who are Ireland's biggest allies in Europe?

21 hours ago 36,139 Views 23 Comments
  • Ireland is taking a 'pragmatic' approach to align with countries on a policy level rather than a nation state level.
  • Tax and big tech issues are a major concern for Ireland and some of its EU allies.
  • The loss of the UK will be a blow in some ways but not in others, writes Rónán Duffy.

# the-good-information-project - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

What does euroscepticism in the EU look like now that Brexit has happened?
# Future Of Europe
# Future Of Europe

What does euroscepticism in the EU look like now that Brexit has happened?

Wed 12:05 AM 42,280 Views 48 Comments
  • The tumultuous nature of the UK's exit may have changed what euroscepticism means.
  • Is there a difference between 'hard eurosceptics' and soft eurosceptics'?
  • The next 12 months may tell us a lot about the EU's stability, writes Rónán Duffy.

# the-good-information-project - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Poll: Will Brexit bring Northern Ireland and the Republic closer together or further apart?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will Brexit bring Northern Ireland and the Republic closer together or further apart?

Tue 10:00 AM 44,585 Views 53 Comments

Do you think the boom in cross-border trade will lead to improved relations?

# the-good-information-project - Sunday 28 November, 2021

Rosslare Europort had one of the busiest days in its history this month - thanks to Brexit
# Trade Winds
# Trade Winds

Rosslare Europort had one of the busiest days in its history this month - thanks to Brexit

Sun 12:05 AM 55,860 Views 26 Comments
  • The volume of cargo going through the Wexford port has ballooned by 55% this year
  • A big increase in direct trade with Europe is driving the change, writes Ian Curran
  • Irish businesses are finding new customers and new suppliers in Europe as an alternative to Britain

# the-good-information-project - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Open Newsroom: Ireland's post-Brexit relationship with Britain
# Open Newsroom
# Open Newsroom

Open Newsroom: Ireland's post-Brexit relationship with Britain

Nov 25th 2021, 8:15 PM 6,854 Views 1 Comment

Our Open Newsroom looks at the post-Brexit landscape – discussing trade between Ireland and Northern Ireland. and how talks between the EU and UK are progressing.

# the-good-information-project - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Open thread: Has Brexit changed how you think of Britain?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open thread: Has Brexit changed how you think of Britain?

Nov 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 22,320 Views 52 Comments

We want to hear if the past five years have had an impact on how you see Ireland’s nearest neighbours.

# the-good-information-project - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Brexit is fuelling a boom in cross-border trade. But why? And what does it mean for the island?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit is fuelling a boom in cross-border trade. But why? And what does it mean for the island?

Nov 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 35,207 Views 15 Comments
  • In the year to September, the value of imports to the Republic from the North grew by 60% to almost €2.6 billion.
  • The value of goods going the opposite direction rose by almost 50% over the same period last year to €2.8 billion.
  • The changes have been born of necessity rather than politics or questions of identity, Ian Curran writes.

# the-good-information-project - Sunday 21 November, 2021

A year into Ireland's post-Brexit relationship with Britain, what can we expect in 2022?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

A year into Ireland's post-Brexit relationship with Britain, what can we expect in 2022?

Nov 21st 2021, 9:00 PM 19,386 Views 11 Comments

The next cycle of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at the post-Brexit relationships between Ireland, the UK and the EU.

# the-good-information-project - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Weathering the storm: Where does Ireland go from here on climate change?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Weathering the storm: Where does Ireland go from here on climate change?

Nov 14th 2021, 7:00 PM 12,397 Views 22 Comments

We’ve spent the last six weeks diving into the climate crisis at The Good Information Project.

'We've made tough decisions': How Bord na Móna became worth €1.25 billion in less than two years
# Bogs
# Bogs

'We've made tough decisions': How Bord na Móna became worth €1.25 billion in less than two years

Nov 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 44,566 Views 26 Comments

The company has radically changed in a short amount of time. But how did they do it? And at what cost?

# the-good-information-project - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Factfind: Which countries produce the most CO2 emissions?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Factfind: Which countries produce the most CO2 emissions?

Nov 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 26,244 Views 26 Comments

China tops the list based purely on the number of tonnes of CO2 produced. But there are other things to consider too.

What is the Common Agricultural Policy, and how is it being changed to tackle climate change?
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

What is the Common Agricultural Policy, and how is it being changed to tackle climate change?

Nov 13th 2021, 10:00 AM 7,849 Views 13 Comments

The farming subsidy is undergoing a major reform ahead of the 2023-2027 period.

# the-good-information-project - Thursday 11 November, 2021

How do you solve a problem like Ireland's cows?
# Greenhouse Gas
# Greenhouse Gas

How do you solve a problem like Ireland's cows?

Nov 11th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,957 Views 24 Comments

“A farmer will ask himself the question: If it’s expected of me to reduce, how can I sustain an income as a result of me reducing my numbers?”

'We have to pull the brake': Wales has suspended building roads for the climate. Should Ireland?
# Red Light
# Red Light

'We have to pull the brake': Wales has suspended building roads for the climate. Should Ireland?

Updated Nov 11th 2021, 2:47 PM 29,387 Views 61 Comments
  • Wales has paused most new road projects pending a review of whether they are consistent with the country's climate targets.
  • Transport experts say focusing investment on public transport instead of roads would be a positive if done right in Ireland, Lauren Boland reports.
  • But in rural areas, there are concerns that a stop to road-building could cut isolated communities off even further.

# the-good-information-project - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

'This COP cannot save the world': Will this year's UN climate summit have a dramatic outcome?
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'This COP cannot save the world': Will this year's UN climate summit have a dramatic outcome?

Nov 9th 2021, 7:30 PM 7,624 Views 11 Comments

Any deals or agreements reached at COP26 will be very technical and require a lot of scrutiny, experts say.

# the-good-information-project - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Analysis: The argument that Ireland is too small to take climate action doesn’t hold up
# Green Jersey
# Green Jersey

Analysis: The argument that Ireland is too small to take climate action doesn’t hold up

Nov 6th 2021, 1:00 PM 15,719 Views 57 Comments

Despite our small size, we have a significant carbon footprint in global rankings

# the-good-information-project - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

‘A cold lesson for farmers’: Panelists say agriculture must lower emissions but sector needs support
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

‘A cold lesson for farmers’: Panelists say agriculture must lower emissions but sector needs support

Nov 2nd 2021, 9:16 PM 13,912 Views 31 Comments

The Journal hosted a panel in Athlone this evening to discuss COP26 and Ireland’s role in climate action.

Watch Live: What must Ireland and Europe do to tackle climate change?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Watch Live: What must Ireland and Europe do to tackle climate change?

Nov 2nd 2021, 6:23 PM 6,769 Views 19 Comments

The Good Information Project’s sold-out public event in Athlone on climate change & COP26 kicks off at 7pm.

# the-good-information-project - Monday 1 November, 2021

Ireland split on whether to build a nuclear power station for clean energy
# Splitting The Atom
# Splitting The Atom

Ireland split on whether to build a nuclear power station for clean energy

Nov 1st 2021, 7:15 PM 30,069 Views 180 Comments

In a trade-off between tackling climate change and economic growth, more people would prioritise solving the climate crisis.

COP26: 'If you allow yourself to feel it, the heartbreak and the injustice is hard to bear'
# Catch Up On Cop
# Catch Up On Cop

COP26: 'If you allow yourself to feel it, the heartbreak and the injustice is hard to bear'

Nov 1st 2021, 7:01 PM 9,364 Views 24 Comments

Sign up to The Journal’s COP26 newsletter for daily updates and analysis from Glasgow over the next two weeks.

Climate change 'not a hypothetical threat', Biden tells COP26 summit
# Heating Up
# Heating Up

Climate change 'not a hypothetical threat', Biden tells COP26 summit

Updated Nov 1st 2021, 5:16 PM 17,659 Views 45 Comments

The Taoiseach said at COP26 that there is a unique opportunity to increase ambition and “turn the tide on climate change”.

Live from Athlone: What must Ireland and Europe do to tackle climate change?
# Road To COP26
# Road To COP26

Live from Athlone: What must Ireland and Europe do to tackle climate change?

Updated Nov 1st 2021, 10:25 AM 16,700 Views 44 Comments

Join us this coming Tuesday at 7pm as we put your questions to climate experts and politicians.

Majority of us have made personal changes for the climate, but not as many are confident it's enough
# ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
# ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

Majority of us have made personal changes for the climate, but not as many are confident it's enough

Nov 1st 2021, 7:15 AM 7,560 Views 41 Comments

Across the political spectrum, only Fine Gael voters place more responsibility on individuals than on governments to tackle the climate crisis.

# the-good-information-project - Sunday 31 October, 2021

The world's most crucial climate summit is starting - sign up to get our daily newsletter
# Cop26
# Cop26

The world's most crucial climate summit is starting - sign up to get our daily newsletter

Oct 31st 2021, 10:45 AM 20,867 Views 38 Comments

We’ll be bringing you daily updates and analysis from COP26 in Glasgow.

Nearly half of people in Ireland think the number of cows should be limited or reduced
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Nearly half of people in Ireland think the number of cows should be limited or reduced

Oct 31st 2021, 7:30 AM 33,116 Views 129 Comments

Climate experts have advised that reducing the number of cows in Ireland would have a significant impact for reducing emissions.

From adaptation to zero emissions: An A-Z of climate change in Ireland
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

From adaptation to zero emissions: An A-Z of climate change in Ireland

Oct 31st 2021, 7:30 AM 10,406 Views 10 Comments

Here’s your one-stop-shop guide to key climate terms.

COP26 officially starts today - here's how The Journal will be covering it
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

COP26 officially starts today - here's how The Journal will be covering it

Oct 31st 2021, 6:30 AM 6,750 Views 0 Comments

Keep up-to-date with the latest from the COP26 summit.

# the-good-information-project - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Saoi O’Connor: COP26 won't give us what we’re fighting for - only the people can do that
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Saoi O’Connor: COP26 won't give us what we’re fighting for - only the people can do that

Oct 30th 2021, 7:45 AM 7,645 Views 6 Comments

The Irish climate campaigner says framing COP26 as the focal point of global climate action is robbing us of our own collective power.

Young people have little faith in the government on climate, poll finds
# Survey Says
# Survey Says

Young people have little faith in the government on climate, poll finds

Oct 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 9,132 Views 39 Comments
  • Only one-third of people in Ireland - and just 11% of young adults - think the government is doing enough on climate, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Polling by Ireland Thinks has delved into the country's views on climate policies, actions, and where responsibility for creating change lies.
  • Green Party voters are overwhelmingly unsatisfied - 95% said the government, which their party is in, is not doing enough on climate.

# the-good-information-project - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Is it possible to do a Covid-like count of deaths due to climate change? 'It's very, very difficult'
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Is it possible to do a Covid-like count of deaths due to climate change? 'It's very, very difficult'

Oct 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 8,921 Views 20 Comments
  • A Covid-like count of deaths due to climate change is 'the holy grail' - but 'very, very difficult' to do
  • There were 71 deaths in Ireland from “extreme weather” between 1980 and 2019
  • Ireland is extremely unlikely to see deaths due to extreme heat, reports CJ McKinney

# the-good-information-project - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

Open Thread: Tell us what you want to know about the COP26 Climate Change Conference?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Thread: Tell us what you want to know about the COP26 Climate Change Conference?

Updated Oct 27th 2021, 11:22 AM 6,238 Views 52 Comments

We’re holding a live event focussed on climate change and this is your chance to help shape that discussion.

# the-good-information-project - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

'Both challenging and not ambitious enough': Why the carbon budgets are a huge deal for Ireland
# Explainer
# Explainer

'Both challenging and not ambitious enough': Why the carbon budgets are a huge deal for Ireland

Oct 26th 2021, 4:41 PM 6,697 Views 14 Comments

Ireland’s first proposed carbon budgets were finalised yesterday.

# the-good-information-project - Monday 25 October, 2021

'Failing to act would have grave consequences': Proposed carbon budget charts new climate path
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

'Failing to act would have grave consequences': Proposed carbon budget charts new climate path

Oct 25th 2021, 5:51 PM 28,998 Views 99 Comments

The carbon budget would see Ireland’s emissions fall by 95 million tonnes between 2021-2025 and 2026-2030.

'Is this good enough anymore?': Why years of 'media silence' around climate won't return
# Climate News
# Climate News

'Is this good enough anymore?': Why years of 'media silence' around climate won't return

Oct 25th 2021, 7:30 AM 12,106 Views 19 Comments

US journalist Mark Hertsgaard said: “The main thing is to play the story as big as the story is.”

# the-good-information-project - Sunday 24 October, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland and climate change?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland and climate change?

Oct 24th 2021, 10:00 PM 31,319 Views 17 Comments

Test yourself.

# the-good-information-project - Friday 22 October, 2021

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year

Oct 22nd 2021, 12:10 AM 9,653 Views 12 Comments

Emissions from Ireland in 2020 failed to stay within the allocation set by the EU.

# the-good-information-project - Thursday 21 October, 2021

How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines
# Is The Coast Clear?
# Is The Coast Clear?

How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines

Oct 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 33,288 Views 18 Comments
  • Projects to safeguard Irish railways from climate change long-term are at early stages, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Coastal erosion on the south-east line and flooding in Ballycar have been exacerbated by climate change.
  • However, it could be up to 10 years before the measures are fully implemented.

# the-good-information-project - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner

Oct 20th 2021, 12:43 PM 8,680 Views 9 Comments

The plan to set up this commission was included in the Programme for Government.

Watch: The climate crisis and COP26 - Open Newsroom
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Watch: The climate crisis and COP26 - Open Newsroom

Updated Oct 20th 2021, 9:00 AM 10,899 Views 6 Comments

As we approach the COP26 summit we look at what role Ireland and the EU will play in the talks

# the-good-information-project - Monday 18 October, 2021

Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers
# Carbon Footprint
# Carbon Footprint

Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers

Oct 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 17,298 Views 17 Comments
  • Facebook has flagged advertisements from three Irish gas suppliers for not including a particular disclaimer, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Energia, Electric Ireland and Calor Ireland have run ads that encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint by becoming a customer.
  • Climate campaigners are calling for an EU-wide ban on fossil fuel advertising, which an Irish MEP says they would support.
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