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Ireland split on whether to build a nuclear power station for clean energy
In a trade-off between tackling climate change and economic growth, more people would prioritise solving the climate crisis.
COP26: 'If you allow yourself to feel it, the heartbreak and the injustice is hard to bear'
Sign up to The Journal’s COP26 newsletter for daily updates and analysis from Glasgow over the next two weeks.
Climate change 'not a hypothetical threat', Biden tells COP26 summit
The Taoiseach said at COP26 that there is a unique opportunity to increase ambition and “turn the tide on climate change”.
Live from Athlone: What must Ireland and Europe do to tackle climate change?
Join us this coming Tuesday at 7pm as we put your questions to climate experts and politicians.
Majority of us have made personal changes for the climate, but not as many are confident it's enough
Across the political spectrum, only Fine Gael voters place more responsibility on individuals than on governments to tackle the climate crisis.
The world's most crucial climate summit is starting - sign up to get our daily newsletter
We’ll be bringing you daily updates and analysis from COP26 in Glasgow.
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
Is it possible to do a Covid-like count of deaths due to climate change? 'It's very, very difficult'
There were a total of 71 Irish deaths from “extreme weather” between 1980 and 2019 — out of 85,000 across the EU.
A Covid-like count of deaths due to climate change is 'the holy grail' - but 'very, very difficult' to do
There were 71 deaths in Ireland from “extreme weather” between 1980 and 2019
Ireland is extremely unlikely to see deaths due to extreme heat, reports CJ McKinney
Open Thread: Tell us what you want to know about the COP26 Climate Change Conference?
We’re holding a live event focussed on climate change and this is your chance to help shape that discussion.
'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.
Watch: The climate crisis and COP26 - Open Newsroom
As we approach the COP26 summit we look at what role Ireland and the EU will play in the talks
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.”
The people trying to rewild Ireland, bit by bit, after years of neat, cut grass
“Everyone used to have neat cut borders and straight edges on everything, now people are much more relaxed about how they’re letting their garden grow.”
'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.
Quiz: How much do you know about these well-known Irish migrants?
The Good Information Project spent this month looking at migration.
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.
What has happened with migration between the UK and the EU since Brexit?
“We just don’t know at the moment,” says one expert on emigration.
Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system
Asylum seekers with disabilities in Direct Provision must be afforded equal rights when compared to people with disabilities outside Direct Provision, Keelin Barry writes.
How Gardaí and the State have lessons to learn about how migrants are treated in Ireland
Ireland has a relatively high non-enforcement rate of deportation orders but campaigners say there are plenty of lessons to learn in terms of how migrants are treated by the State.
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.