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May 8th, 2017 A number of the fires which raged across the country over the weekend were started deliberately, Coillte confirmed this afternoon. The forestry company said...

Fine Gael accused of greenwashing over Green Week campaign

August 24th, 2018 Environmental, conservation and opposition groups have criticised Fine Gael’s environmental record following the announcement of their Green Week campaign. The campaign, introduced on Monday, saw the Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD and several...

What’s to be won at Ireland’s Citizens’ Assembly on biodiversity loss?

In May earlier this year, within the walls of Dublin Castle, a very special meeting took place. Chaired by Dr. Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, 99...

All-of-Government climate plan ambitious but vague on net-zero 2050 target

June 17th, 2019 The Government has launched its ambitious cross-sector climate action plan today, yet, failed to fully commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050....

Ireland’s 2050 climate target: too little, too late

3 November 2020 Language of “degrees” and “targets” often alienates people from the climate crisis. Yet, while they might seem abstract, boring, or wonkish, these figures...

Dr Stephen Flood on climate adaptation

26 February 2022  This Monday the second working group report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is set to come out – and it...

EPA: significant “step change” needed for Irish agriculture

29 June 2021  A significant step change is required for the agricultural sector as Ireland moves toward climate neutrality, the Committee on Climate Action heard...

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...

Ireland to report emissions and removals from peatlands

7 January 2021  Starting this year, Ireland will report the impact of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from peatlands.  The Department of the Environment, Climate and...

Peatland emissions: the unspoken caveat to our net-zero ambitions

November 1st, 2019 Yesterday, the Government published the first progress report on its cross-departmental climate action plan that it says will secure a cleaner, more...

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