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(...)

Eamon Ryan Green Party TD listens to students from 10 representative schools calling for a mass protest during the school day on Friday 15th March to demand action from the Irish Government on climate change at the Dail. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The all-party Climate Action Committee is to meet this week in an attempt to sign off a report where substantial agreement has already been reached on(...)

Students for Schools Striking 4 Climate at the Leinster House. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A group of secondary school students embarking on a national climate strike on March 15th have set out a series of initial demands – all of which are (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: Brexit “symbolises the crisis of Europe”, he  argues in his letter. He indirectly accuses Brexiteers of irresponsibility and lying.  Photograph: Caroline Blumberg/AFP/Getty

An urgent appeal for the people of Europe to mobilse for “the values of progress” and against “nationalists without solutions” has been issued by the (...)

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