The Climate Bill has cleared a major hurdle by getting through the Dáil. It now goes to the Seanad and is likely to become law within weeks. In spite (...)

Harold Kingston, Courtmacsherry, Cork. ‘I’m proud to be a farmer. I’ll use science to look after the land and make sure these cows are healthy.’ Photogaph: Donal O’ Leary

Cork dairy farmer Harold Kingston turned to social media in May to voice his anger about how farmers are often portrayed as destroying the environment(...)

Eamon Ryan: he said he believed the Bill was sufficiently robust so any future amendments would only come from the Government. Photograph: Getty Images

Controversy over the robustness of the Climate Action Bill has resurfaced after Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan indicated that only Government amendme(...)

The EU is trying to align farming with its green deal and curb spending on agricultural subsidies. File photograph: David Sleator

An attempt will be made in Brussels this week to nail down radical reforms to the EU common agricultural policy (CAP) that have been years in making. (...)

Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan will consider points raised by climate experts on the wording of the Climate Bill. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan will consider points raised by climate experts on the wording of the Climate Bill “to (...)

Leading climate experts have warned the  Government about  “a fundamental flaw” in the Climate Bill.  Photograph: Ben Curtis/PA

Leading climate experts have written to the Government to warn of “a fundamental flaw” in the Climate Bill, which means a commitment to halve emission(...)

Oweninny wind farm in Co Mayo, a joint venture between the ESB and Bord na Móna.

The recently published Climate Bill 2021 commits Ireland to pursue and achieve the transition to a climate neutral economy, by no later than the end o(...)

Wind will provide two-thirds of Ireland’s total energy needs by 2050, the report predicts. File photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

An energy system with net-zero emissions is achievable in Ireland by 2050 with likely benefits going far beyond addressing the climate crisis, accordi(...)

Some researchers estimate that Ireland’s fair share of the global carbon budget will run out as soon as 2024. File photograph: Getty

Revisions to the Climate Bill put in place foundations for effective climate action but more ambition is needed on implementation and on securing publ(...)

The revised Climate Action Bill is considerably more reassuring in its ambition, backed by tight targets and clarity of language, than the earlier dra(...)

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