‘It’s been a rollercoaster’ – the rise of the Irish school strike movement

September 18th, 2019 One food stall at this month’s A Taste of West Cork festival stood out, not so much for its offerings but for a...

Minister ‘wrong’ to claim agriculture is greatest carbon sink

September 18th, 2019 The Minister for Climate Action’s claim that agriculture is our greatest carbon sink is a “misleading soundbite” that ignores the latest data...

UCC staff to support Friday’s climate strike

September 17th, 2019 University College Cork has urged its staff and students to join the global school strike against climate inaction this Friday.  The college has encouraged...

US company withdraws plans for Skibbereen plastic factory

September 17th, 2019 The decision of thermoplastic company RTP Company to withdraw its application for a plastic factory in Skibbereen was greeted by local campaigners...

Climate strikers to receive human rights award from Amnesty International

September 16th, 2019 Amnesty International will present Greta Thunberg and the school strike movement with its “highest honour” for human rights work this evening.  Amnesty will award Thunberg...

Irish academics outline support for climate strike

September 16th, 2019 Almost 20 Irish academics have signed an open letter “wholeheartedly” supporting the global climate strike movement whose concerns rest on “solid, incontrovertible...

The Commissioners steering Europe’s Green Deal

September 16th, 2019 Last week, the new European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen outlined her nominees for Commissioners, many of whom are tasked with...

Prospective mining license for Connemara refused

September 16th, 2019 An application for a prospecting licence for mining activities in Connemara was refused by the Government. The Canadian company planned to explore...

Climate Change a serious problem for 95% of Irish people

September 13th, 2019 Up to 95 per cent of the Irish population now view climate change as a serious problem, a new European poll has...

Big week ahead for Irish climate movement

September 13th, 2019 The global climate movement is expected to face a week of reenergized civil disobedience, insurgency and hope next week, and the Irish...

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