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16 May 2022  Ireland’s first large scale solar farm opened in Wicklow just two weeks ago and is projected to be able to save up...

In review: what’s on this National Biodiversity Week

13 May 2022  A ten day celebration of nature in Ireland kicks off today! Welcome to National Biodiversity Week 2022! Biodiversity refers to the variety of...

The 1.5C danger line draws ever closer

I contributed the article below to TheJournal.ie in mid-May to mark the publication of a worrying new report from the World Meteorological Organisation....

When it comes to action on the climate crisis, where does religion fit in?

6 May 2022  There’s a Hadith in Islam where the Prophet Muhammed taught that, “even if the sun has risen on the Day of Judgement,...

A closer look: climate & biodiversity in the 2022 Assembly election

5 May 2022  The polls are open today in Northern Ireland for Assembly elections, in case you haven’t heard.  It’s a 90-seat legislature and analysts are...

Turf wars signal betrayal on climate action

The bizarre and pointless recent ‘turf wars’ are a throwback to an Ireland many of us thought was gone forever. The scramble by...

Culture column: reflections on eco-poetry

29 April 2022  At COP26 I was handed a booklet with a bright yellow cover and the title “Future Anterior – COP(oety)26.” It was a...

A closer look at climate finance

28 April 2022  Just this week Ireland announced its latest climate finance figures for 2020 – and it clocked in at €5.3 million less than...

Why emissions need to come down immediately and how we can get there.

22 April 2022  The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) Working Group report plugged a line that we’ve become all-too-familiar with: in order to...

The importance of bees, explained

13 April 2022  When a lot of us think of biodiversity, we think of quiet forests or winding streams or a rainforest much further afield.  We...

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