It’s a good idea to upgrade your heating system and install controls so your house is split up into zones which can be heated separately. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s almost at that time of year again when fashion magazines will be urging us all to get “beach ready” – and one of the suggested methods to become (...)

Schoolgirl Greta Thunberg (centre) during a demonstration calling for climate action  in Stockholm last Friday.  Photograph: Elisabeth Ubbe/New York Times

Adults are not in control of the global response to climate change, and this has led to widespread protests by young people throughout the world, acco(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly ‘was crystal clear that people want to see the Government take the lead on climate action’

Friends of the Earth has called on the Government to include the carbon tax in a series of decarbonisation measures rather than increasing it as a sta(...)

Declan Daly of SuperHomes Ireland; Margaret Hennessy, homeowner; Sean Sherlock TD; John Lahart TD; and Brian Stanley, vice chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action

Travelling along the M7 motorway on a grey Tuesday, a ferocious gust of a wind blows open a luggage compartment door on the bus as it makes its way to(...)

Laughing all the way to the apocalypse: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Denis Naughten, who resigned as minister for climate action this week. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Without a co-ordinated global response, unprecedented in history, in as little as 12 years “several hundred million” lives will be immediately threate(...)

Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten drew attention to a €300m support scheme for renewable heat that will support agriculture. File photograph: Getty Images

Fodder and water supply shortages are the devastating consequences for farming communities of climate change, Minister for Environment Denis Naughten (...)

Aileen and Neil Walker retrofitted their timber-frame house in Ballyboughal, Dublin, under the SuperHomes scheme.

The average Irish home is leaky. So leaky that if you were to add up all the tiny holes around windows, pipes and wires and through the attic, there w(...)

Radiator on but it’s still perishing. Photograph: Getty

Roll on spring. All this cold week, all winter long, I’ve avoided the kitchen. Though it has a perfectly fine radiator, the kitchen is way colder than(...)

If Ireland did not introduce additional taxes on carbon, ‘it will be eye wateringly expensive’for the Exchequer to ensure Irish houses are retrofitted by 2050,’ Oireachtas committee hears. File   photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The vast majority of Irish homes will need to undergo a “deep retrofit” by 2050 to meet targets for reducing CO2emissions while adopting renewable ene(...)

'The whole process of installing solar panels was as easy as the installers Construction PV had promised in their prior assessment and quotation.'

Last spring nine households in my neighbourhood, ourselves included, decided to invest in rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panels in an effort to reduce our (...)