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# climate-action - Friday 28 February, 2020

Greta Thunberg tells Bristol climate rally she 'will not be silent while world is on fire’

Thunberg was the headline speaker at the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate on College Green, Bristol.

# climate-action - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

'Banning children being driven to school' would improve air quality, says DCC official

Brendan O’ Brien says it’s a hypothetical idea but would force solutions to be found.

# climate-action - Monday 17 February, 2020

Extinction Rebellion digs up Cambridge college lawn in environmental protest

Extinction Rebellion cited the college’s ‘ties with fossil fuel companies’ in its reasoning.

# climate-action - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

'I do feel let down': Midlands Bord na Móna workers in documentary on peat transition TG4

'I do feel let down': Midlands Bord na Móna workers in documentary on peat transition

The documentary will be aired at 9.30pm on TG4 tonight.

# climate-action - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Free public transport and a 50% cut in national dairy herd pledged by Solidarity-People Before Profit

The party launched its climate action manifesto in Dublin today.

# climate-action - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Extinction Rebellion activists canvass in Dublin ahead of General Election

Canvassers said they were not recommending any particular political party on doorsteps.

# climate-action - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

'We simply cannot waste any more time': Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg in Davos

President Donald Trump left the Swiss resort expressing regret he didn’t meet Thunberg.

# climate-action - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

'They can't go green if they're in the red': Farmers won't become climate-friendly if subsidies are cut, warns IFA

The comments come on the same day Fine Gael launched its agriculture plans ahead of the upcoming election.

# climate-action - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Government departments now 'carbon taxed' on air travel

The tax will be paid into the government’s Climate Action Fund every year.

# climate-action - Monday 30 December, 2019

Motorists 'should reassess electric' when buying new cars as laws banning petrol, diesel cars being drafted

The minister said grants and subsidies will be removed ‘in due course’ for motorists buying electric vehicles.

Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy

The government will also examine expanding the range of items allowed in the green bin and banning bulky waste from landfill.

# climate-action - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar

The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources must rise from 30% to 70% by 2030.

# climate-action - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change?

Richard Bruton is set to tell a climate summit that Ireland will play its part in dealing with climate change.

Bruton says country determined to play its part on climate as Ireland ranked lowest on action

Bruton’s is travelling to the COP25 climate summit in Madrid today.

# climate-action - Friday 6 December, 2019

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view

One of the options outlined in the consultation open from today is to encourage a wider use of green leases.

# climate-action - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Irish newspaper coverage of climate change low by European standards and 'predominantly political'

Research found that climate science was generally not contested in Irish reporting.

# climate-action - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Ireland has spent €121m on carbon credits due to failure to reach emissions targets

The government will have to pay out additional funds next year.

# climate-action - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss

How Bord na Mona and ESB workers are treated is a major test for policymakers, says Ictu.

Grandmother launches hunger strike at Dáil gates in protest over Ireland's climate policies

Patricia Devlin (73) is taking on the four-day strike in hopes of meeting Environment Minister Richard Bruton.

# climate-action - Saturday 16 November, 2019

SF motion to prevent 5G rollout defeated, while party votes to ban balloon releases

The motion called for a review to establish the “independent facts” about the possible health impact of 5G rollout.

Youth Assembly presents minister with recommendations on climate change after Dáil debate

More than 150 young people between the ages of 10 and 17 discussed climate issues facing Ireland in the Dáil yesterday.

# climate-action - Friday 15 November, 2019

The security and sustainability of Ireland's energy is set to be reviewed

Ireland will be aiming to generate 70% of its electricity through renewable methods, Minister Bruton said.

# climate-action - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Opinion: Our forests could be a brilliant antidote for our reliance on fossil fuels - here’s why

Investing in nature holds countless benefits, says Professor Kevin O’Connor.

# climate-action - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Overwhelmed by climate change? Here are some practical ways to help tackle it

Engaging the political system will be more powerful than lifestyle changes, says Dr Cara Augustenborg.

# climate-action - Monday 11 November, 2019

Ireland's ecosystem is home to almost 16,500 species - here are 7 you may not have spotted

And importantly, how you can protect some of them.

# climate-action - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Philip Boucher-Hayes: What to expect from an RTÉ programme about the climate crisis

The journalist has spearheaded a programme on Ireland’s climate crisis to be aired on RTÉ1 this Tuesday.

# climate-action - Friday 8 November, 2019

Jobs losses for the midlands as ESB announces closure of two peat plants ESB

Jobs losses for the midlands as ESB announces closure of two peat plants

It comes following the refusal of planning permission sought through An Bord Pleanála.

# climate-action - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was unlawful, UK court rules

It follows a ban on protests in Trafalgar Square during two weeks of demonstrations in October.

# climate-action - Monday 4 November, 2019

Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks

Varadkar said one of the benefits to climate change is warmer winters.

# climate-action - Friday 1 November, 2019

Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste

Minister Richard Bruton said he has met with all supermarket chains about reducing their waste.

# climate-action - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach said the way emissions are categorised will have to be changed.

Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'

Cabinet ministers launched the first progress report on the Climate Action Plan today.

# climate-action - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Local councils will work under new 'carbon proofing' charter introduced by Government today

It is part of a wider overhaul of climate action measures within the Climate Action Plan.

# climate-action - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves

This Bill would leapfrog over the government’s strategy, which Fianna Fáil has said is slow to materialise.

# climate-action - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Climate change could lead to a rise in the already 'alarming' levels of world hunger

The number of people who are undernourished worldwide has risen to 822 million in 2018.

# climate-action - Friday 11 October, 2019

Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest in Washington Fire Drill Fridays This post contains videos

Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest in Washington

The 81-year-old was arrested alongside 16 other protesters.

'Greta is right to be angry': Mary Robinson says she was 'moved to tears' by Thunberg

Robinson was referring to Thunberg’s address at the Climate Action Summit in New York.

Extinction Rebellion protesters have covered government climate department building with scientific papers

The papers were stuck to the department’s walls with paint rollers.

# climate-action - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Green measures: Here are the main environmental changes in Budget 2020

Donohoe said some of the changes were “critical steps to future-proof our transport system”.

# climate-action - Monday 7 October, 2019

276 people arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests in London

Climate protests were held in cities around the globe today.

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