Amendments to the Government’s climate change legislation will take the bare look off its commitment to engage seriously with global warming issues at(...)

Activists have been calling for an 80 per cent reduction target in carbon emissions to be enshrined in Irish legislation, as it is in other European states. This has been resisted by the Irish Farmers’ Association, however. File photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The Government has bowed to criticism from environmental groups by moving to address the absence of specific emission targets in its climate change Bi(...)

Black-tailed goodwits in flight near a turbine at Cahore, Co Wexford. Photograph: Oran O’Sullivan/Birdwatch Ireland

We are on target to meet our renewable energy obligations for 2020. However, the rollout of new energy infrastructure comes with consequences, (...)

Many experts believe the ambitions of Irish agriculture, the main contributor to our emissions, in the post-milk-quota era are not reconcilable with State targets.

The establishment of a new advisory council on climate change initiates what many hope will be a significant change in Government policy around the is(...)

A new advisory council on climate change, tasked with overseeing Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy, has been established by Minister for Environment Alan Kelly.

A new advisory council on climate change, tasked with overseeing Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy, has been established by Minister for En(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: he told the committee the proposals to establish domestic mitigation targets did not take into account the legally-binding targets already imposed on Ireland by the EU

Amendments seeking the removal of four State-backed agencies from the new expert group on climate change have been ruled out of order by the Oireac(...)

“If guaranteed independence is good enough for advice on the fiscal budget why not for climate policy?”

Opposition TDs are seeking to have four State-backed agencies removed from a new expert group on climate change in a bid to preserve its independenc(...)

The Government will establish an expert advisory council on climate change and appoint its 10 members later this week, sources have confirmed. The co(...)

Joss Fitzsimons: ‘The market for Veppi is niche, and our potential customers are universities, test and research facilities and WEC developers worldwide’

Harnessing the power of the sea to create a sustainable power source might seem a great idea, particularly for an island nation. But it’s not that sim(...)

Fortunately, the installation of solar panels on domestic properties is exempt from planning permission under the Planning and Development (Amendment) Regulations 2007, subject to certain conditions.

QI am considering installing solar panels on the roof of my home. Do I need planning permission for this and are there any restrictions or limitations(...)