The membership of the Expert Advisory Council undermines its independence, a report from  Client Earth has found.

The Government’s climate change legislation will fail to achieve its goals unless major weaknesses in the Bill are addressed, a report by an(...)

Figures showing that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector have stalled are welcome but give no reason for complacency, Friends of the Earth Ireland director Oisín Coghlan has said.

Figures showing that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector have stalled are welcome but give no reason for complacency, Friends of(...)

 Mary Robinson: ‘Transformative leadership from all levels of community, business and politics can drive world leaders to commit to brave and ambitious actions.’  Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The latest UN scientific report provided “further irrefutable evidence that climate change challenges our very existence”, said Minister for the Envi(...)

Mairéad McGuinness: “Farmers are more than the custodians of the land. You are the managers of nature.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Farming lobbyists and Government should not pretend Ireland is trying to feed the world, a conference for young farmers has been told. “The policy is(...)

New list, published by chief whip Paul Kehoe, includes several major statutory measures, including a ground-breaking gender recognition Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Seven years after first being proposed at government level, a climate change Bill moved a large step closer to becoming reality yesterday when it was(...)

Fine Gael’s Simon Harris talking to reporters outside Leinster House. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A Government member of the Public Accounts Committee has said that legitimate issues have been raised by the disclosure that a former board mem(...)

The British government last month gave the go-ahead for an EDF-led consortium to build a nuclear power station at Hinkley Point, Somerset at a cost of(...)

The report has suggested several changes and additions to the climate action legislation, which is being sponsored by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan.   Photograph: Eric Luke

The independent body scrutinising Government performance in meeting climate change obligations must be as robust as the Fiscal Advisory Council, a (...)

A report on climate change by an Oireachtas Committee has made no cast-iron recommendations to Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan but does suggest a number of courses of action that might be followed. Photograph: The Irish Times

Harry McGee Political CorrespondentThe report of a parliamentary committee on a draft climate change Bill has made a number of significant suggestions(...)

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 increased by 1 per cent to 57.92 million tonnes

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions – the gases are blamed for causing climate change – rose in 2012 for the first time in six years due mainly to incr(...)