In 2018, wind energy met a record 29 per cent of Irish electricity demand, the IWEA confirmed in its yearly review

Adoption of much more ambitious national targets means the all-Ireland electricity grid will soon need to be able to cater for almost 100 per cent ren(...)

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 (...)

Gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protesters set fire to garbage bins and other items in Bordeaux. Photograph: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images

The gilets jaunes protests in France, sparked by a hike in carbon tax, “probably sent a shiver down the spine of politicos in Ireland”. That is how an(...)

A number of species are ‘critically endangered’ and face a real risk of disappearing entirely without urgent action, including the curlew. Photograph: Mark L Stanley via Getty Images

Mass extinction of species is happening on Ireland’s doorstep. “It is not something which is happening somewhere else,” according to the Irish Wildlif(...)

 The  legislation, proposed by Deputy Bríd Smith, would make Ireland the fifth country globally to ban fossil fuel exploration. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Government move to stall a Climate Emergency Bill, that includes a proposal to end fossil fuel exploration in Ireland, was contrary to parliamentary(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton said he was working with colleagues across government to develop climate-action initiatives. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Current Government policies will not deliver the kind of carbon emissions reductions the Republic has committed to and will result in significant “com(...)

Maire Breathnach from Mayo makes a point to Minister for Transport Shane Ross at a public meeting held by environmental group Stop Climate Chaos  in Dublin on Wednesday.  Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

A speed date with your local TD on the issue of climate change might not seem like a potentially romantic engagement. But lack of passion was not an i(...)

Participants and guests at the UN climate summit  in Katowice, Poland.  Photograph: EPA/Andrzej Grygiel

The message from UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland, this week was stark, so much so that governments had to be more ambitious in responding to clim(...)

Heavy traffic in Dublin. The Republic’s climate governance arrangements were not robust enough compared with other countries, Dr Diarmuid Torney said. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An Oireachtas committee’s efforts to tackle rising carbon emissions will amount to “a flash in the pan” if it is dissolved in January, according to an(...)

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