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Nearly half of people in Ireland think the number of cows should be limited or reduced
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
Here’s your one-stop-shop guide to key climate terms.
COP26 officially starts today - here's how The Journal will be covering it
Keep up-to-date with the latest from the COP26 summit.
Saoi O’Connor: COP26 won't give us what we’re fighting for - only the people can do that
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
A report by
Lauren Boland
Polling by Ireland Thinks has delved into the country’s views on climate policies, actions, and where responsibility for creating change lies.
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.
World faces growing threat of 'unbearable' heatwaves, experts warn
'Both challenging and not ambitious enough': Why the carbon budgets are a huge deal for Ireland
'Both challenging and not ambitious enough': Why the carbon budgets are a huge deal for Ireland
Ireland’s first proposed carbon budgets were finalised yesterday.
'Failing to act would have grave consequences': Proposed carbon budget charts new climate path
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
US journalist Mark Hertsgaard said: “The main thing is to play the story as big as the story is.”
Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland and climate change?
Test yourself.
Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year
Emissions from Ireland in 2020 failed to stay within the allocation set by the EU.
How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines
A report by
Lauren Boland
Erosion on the south-east line and flooding in Ballycar exacerbated by climate change pose long-term challenges for railways.
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.
Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers
The world's biggest climate summit kicks off soon - here's what you need to know
Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner
The plan to set up this commission was included in the Programme for Government.
Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers
A report by
Lauren Boland
Ads that encouraged carbon footprint reduction did not carry a disclaimer that Facebook requires for ads about social issues.
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.
'This can't just be politics as usual': What are the EU's main climate goals?
Carbon tax, transport investment: The main climate measures at the centre of today's Budget
The world's biggest climate summit kicks off soon - here's what you need to know
“The main thing will be whether there is a willingness to do business or not.”
Where the crisis is 'catastrophic': How is Ireland helping countries facing climate threats?
“Covid has created a global awareness of the interaction of everybody together on one planet.”
'This can't just be politics as usual': What are the EU's main climate goals?
Let’s explore the Green Deal and the EU’s other plans and policies around climate.
'It is urgent': 'Frustration' that still no date set for Citizens' Assembly on biodiversity
The 2020 Programme for Government committed to progressing an assembly on this topic.
This planned Citizens' Assembly is currently "under discussion at a senior level" between two government departments.
Environmentalists have said it's "frustrating" to still be awaiting a timeline for the assembly.
Ireland declared a climate and biodiversity emergency in 2019.
The Explainer x Noteworthy: What can be done to halt the decline of our precious biodiversity?
Loss of Ireland's biodiversity is accelerating - and we're missing the chance to halt it
Open Thread: What actions do you think the government should take on the climate crisis?
Ahead of the government’s new climate action plan, we want to hear what you think it needs to prioritise.
Poll: How worried are you about the climate crisis?
Global warming will continue to increase unless there is a drastic reduction in emissions.
The Good Information Project is turning its attention to the climate crisis
The next cycle of The Good Information Project will take a more in-depth look at the climate crisis.
Helping or hurting? The reality and the politics of migration in the EU
The Good Information Project has looked at the global policy issue of migration through the lens of Ireland and the EU.
Why The Telegraph's 2014 front page on Labour, UKIP and immigration was my worst nightmare
Looking back at his time with the Labour Party in the UK as UKIP was emerging, Kevin Cunningham analyses how and why anti-immigration politics have almost uniquely failed to take hold in Ireland.
What led to the 2019 Fine Gael MEP migration vote?
In October 2019, 290 MEPs voted against resuming search and rescue efforts in the Mediterranean. Four were Fine Gael MEPs. What was behind that vote?
'We are not meant to be doing this, we need to do this because people are crossing and dying'
Unless the EU changes its policy approach, migrants will continue “to die and end up in a watery grave in the Mediterranean”, charities have warned.
What can we learn about how Britain has treated migrant workers post-Brexit?
The first shockwaves of Brexit are beginning to emerge following the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Undocumented in Ireland fear being excluded from imminent regularisation scheme
An open letter was sent to Justice Minister Heather Humphries today calling for the scope of the scheme to be widened.
Life in Lesbos: 'I thought the fire would be a turning point, but it's got progressively worse'
One year on from the blaze at the Moria refugee camp, asylum seekers are being placed in high-security camps.
Refreshed Turkey deal 'worked well' for EU, but was 'catastrophic' and 'atrocious' for migrants
Organisations working on behalf of migrants have said the EU’s new Migration Pact is still an example of ‘Fortress Europe’.
Ireland has now offered humanitarian access visas to 400 Afghans
Women, human-rights activists, members of LGBTQI+ community and journalists are among those offered these places.
Most Irish people want the State to take in more than 230 Afghan refugees
An Ireland Thinks poll indicates that younger people, educated people and non-religious people are the most likely to want to take in more than 230 refugees.
Explainer: What are the current rules around migration in Europe?
A unified migration and asylum plan for all EU member states has yet to be implemented.
Eleven families arrive in Ireland from Moria refugee camp in Lesbos
Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said their arrival had taken ‘longer than hoped’ due to Covid-19.
Explainer: What is the European Union Agency for the Space Programme?
EUSPA was officially launched this year as part of the EU’s €14.8 billion space programme.
The Explainer: How does Ireland fit into the space race?
And what will our first satellite in space do?
Irish MEPs criticise Poland for pushing migrants back at new border wall with Belarus
Poland is also refusing to host any Afghan refugees, labelling them as ‘challenges to the traditional makeup of their society’.
Gráinne Ní Aodha asked all 13 Irish MEPs for their thoughts on the EU's response to the border wall in Poland.
One Irish MEP said that what Poland was doing was "no better than what Trump was trying to do along the US-Mexico border", and that the EU should condemn it.
This month, The Good Information Project will focus on migration and the EU.
What is the best solution for the EU's migration crisis, and is Ireland doing enough?
The next cycle of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at migration and the EU.
Less than a third of people in Ireland would take a trip to space - even if it was free
The Ireland Thinks/Good Information Project poll turned up some interesting answers.
Opinion: To boldly go - how science fiction inspires space exploration
More mythical material gives us more stars to aim at, writes Jack Fennell.
Quiz: How much do you know about the modern space race?
The Good Information Project spent this month looking at space – so what did you learn?
Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments
Anthony Murphy outlines how the ancient dwellers built clever structures to work in harmony with the cosmos.