Hundreds of people are taking part in a climate change protest by Exctinction Rebellion Ireland on O’Connell Street this Friday. Photograph: O’Carrolls Irish Gifts web cam.

As Dublin basked in warm Easter sunshine, Sue Breen climbed onto a makeshift stage in the shadow of the GPO, a stone’s throw from where Pádraig Pearse(...)

Voters in Cork, Limerick and Waterford are to go to the polls without important information. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The idea of directly elected mayors with executive powers has been under discussion for more than a decade. It almost came to fruition five years ago (...)

 The  carbon tax rate currently amounts to about 5 cent on a litre of diesel or around €2.40 on a 40kg bag of coal. Even doubling the rate, the ESRI said, would only increase diesel prices by about 7%. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Ireland has to increase tax on carbon – by a lot and over a sustained period. Our greenhouse gas emissions are way above target and we will soon start(...)

Michael Ewing, Coordinator of the Environmental Pillar group: ‘There is a clear and urgent need for a sense of direction and understanding as to how Ireland will take action to aggressively respond to the imminent threat of climate change’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The progressive recommendations of the all-party climate committee must be used by the Government “to develop a real and lasting strategy to turn Irel(...)

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary ‘This idea that by taxing something we’re just going to reduce its use is nonsense’. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The idea that a carbon tax on farming and aviation will work by reducing such activities “is nonsense”, according to Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary, who(...)

Hildegarde Naughton, chairwoman of committee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The all-party Committee on Climate Action have reached agreement on a far-reaching series of actions to scale up Ireland’s response to global warming.(...)

British prime minister Theresa May has to date  opposed the idea of multi-option voting. Photograph: UK Parliament/Mark Duffy/PA Wire

The idea of multi-option or “indicative” voting is not alien to the House of Commons. However, British MPs have yet to show they can run such a vote p(...)

A dairy cow fixed with technology that collects and measures methane emissions grazes at Moorepark Teagasc food research centre in Fermoy, Co Cork. Photograph: Rachel Doyle

A fundamental redirection of Irish agriculture, including diversification away from heavy reliance on dairy and beef production, is among the recommen(...)

 Red C Research and Marketing Ltd recorded profits of €73,472 in the 12 months to the end of June last. This followed the firm recording profits of €33,748 in the prior year.  Photograph: iStock

The owners of polling and market research firm Red C last year paid themselves a dividend of €1.15 million. The well known polling company has a host(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said economic evidence had indicated how a fee-and-dividend model of carbon pricing was cash positive for those on lower incomes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin and Solidarity-People Before Profit have been accused of opposing progressive measures to tackle climate change by refusing to endorse a “ca(...)

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