Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten says there will be specific measures in Budget 2019 to help meet the Government’s climate change goals including on carbon tax. Photograph: Getty Images

What have we committed to on climate change? Ireland has committed to a range of targets to be achieved by 2020 on carbon emissions from transport, a(...)

The CAN report highlighted the critical need for Ireland to urgently implement the recent Citizens’ Assembly proposals. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is falling behind its EU counterparts due to failure to decrease polluting carbon emissions, the chair of An Taisce’s Climate Change Committee(...)

A proposal to set up a new Oireachtas committee to track Government progress on addressing climate change and implementing radical measures to counter(...)

The latest move in the game of boundary musical chairs involves a substantial boundary extension for Cork City Council, which will increase the population of its administrative area by 100,000. File image: Getty

Carving up or delineating new boundaries for local authorities in Ireland is exclusively the preserve of central government, which holds all the cards(...)

Members of Waterford City and County Council who stood for a group photo to highlight their support for a No vote. Photograph: Darren Skelton/Waterford News and Star

For many, it was one of key photographs of the abortion referendum campaign: a group of 14 male councillors standing outside Waterford City Hall, hold(...)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  said economic expansion and fossil fuel consumption were causing large increases in greenhouse gas emissions from transport. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images.

Ireland is facing into a “spiralling crisis” due to its failure to deal with greenhouse gases in the State, which is compounded by an inadequate respo(...)

Members of the Citizens’ Assembly meeting to examine the topic of the Eighth Amendment last year. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

The Government will consider including school patronage as an issue for the Citizens’ Assembly to deal with, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. The ass(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Senator Catherine Noone and Minister for Health Simon Harris at Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The referendum landslide has given the Government a clear mandate to legislate for abortion along the lines of the draft framework published at the st(...)

A Q&A session at the second meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly  considering the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, in January 2017. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Louise Caldwell (40), a mother of three children from Tara, Co Meath: “I have been saying from the get-go that the Citizens’ Assembly was representati(...)

Results like this don’t come about overnight. Friday was the culmination of a long, lonely and often thankless effort by many people stretching back to September 1983.  Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

A hundred years after one generation of Irish women won their battle for the right to vote, another generation has used the ballot box to deliver a th(...)

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