Taoiseach presses EU leaders for climate deal concessions

Kenny to argue Republic’s dependence on agriculture should be factor in targets

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is seeking special concessions over carbon emissions. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is seeking special concessions over carbon emissions. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is pressing European leaders to grant special concessions to Ireland as they advance a new climate change deal to curb harmful emissions.

At a summit this evening in Brussels, Mr Kenny will seek to convince his European Union counterparts that the Republic’s heavy dependence on agriculture should be taken into account when long-term emissions targets are set.

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