The committee was told that national climate laws needed to put in place systems of governance which ‘bake in’ a need to ‘course correct’ if ever progress is falling behind. File photograph: Getty

The Government’s Bill to enshrine in law a commitment to decarbonise Ireland by 2050 in its present form will not drive down carbon emissions to the l(...)

Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Kevin O’Sullivan Environment & Science Editor Publication of the new climate action Bill by the Government is “a significant milestone on the pa(...)

The three main party leaders ‘are promising more climate action on the one hand, while at the same time promising more regional airports,’ says Dr Cara Augustenborg.

The One Future Campaign has published analysis that finds the three parties leading in opinion polls “have the weakest and vaguest promises on climate(...)

Fianna Fáil’s climate spokesman Jack Chambers. File Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil has welcomed publication by Fine Gael of a Bill to give legal force to carbon emission reductions in government departments and sectors, i(...)

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD confirmed methane, the greenhouse gas most associated with agriculture, would be subject to emissions reduction targets though he accepted some sectors might not have to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Electric vehicles (EVs) will be more economical than petrol or diesel cars within four years, according to Minister for Climate Action and Environment(...)

Ictu general secretary Patricia King said Bord na Móna is determined to get all unions out of the company. Photograph: Alan Betson

Bord na Móna (BNM) has been castigated by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) for failing to ensure hundreds of its workers are properly looked(...)

Plans to open the Oireachtas to the public this weekend have been scrapped due to fears that the Extinction Rebellion movement demonstrations on Merrion Street could disrupt the event. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Plans to open the Oireachtas to the public this weekend have been scrapped due to fears that the Extinction Rebellion movement demonstrations on Merri(...)

Gardaí remove demonstrators during an Extinction Rebellion protest outside Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A number of Extinction Rebellion protestors who blocked the gates of Leinster House on Tuesday evening were removed by gardaí but no arrests were made(...)

The Corrib Gas field is due to run out in 2025. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Republic this week joined Belize, Costa Rica, France and New Zealand in banning oil exploration. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the United Nations th(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath gave an update to his party’s senior TDs on carbon tax on Tuesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Stand-alone legislation may be required to ensure that money raised from carbon tax is ring-fenced to be reinvested in climate-friendly policies, the(...)

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