Brian Leddin

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A circular economy minimises waste by reusing or remanufacturing products or parts of products, keeping materials in use for longer through design, repair and reuse. Photograph: iStock

Radical measures including forcing manufacturers to reduce waste packaging and to redesign products to make them more sustainable are among recommend(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: when she  stands up to make her televised speech  she does so safe in the knowledge that all ranks of the party are united around her. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin’s party faithful gather at the Helix on Saturday in Dublin City University, surrounded by banners hanging overhead that will declare that it(...)

The two pillars of the plan are the five-year Carbon Budgets and the yearly Climate Action Plans, both of which will set out how Ireland will reduce its emissions from 62 million tonnes of carbon to just over 30 million tonnes by 2030. Photograph: iStock

The Government’s aim of having its detailed roadmap for halving greenhouse emissions published before the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow star(...)

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, pictured during a visit to the National Archives on Tuesday.

Green Party deputy-leader Catherine Martin said the “repulsive, demeaning, misogynistic” content of a WhatsApp group exchange involving TD Brian Leddi(...)

Most people who yell swear words around the house would prefer not to see them on banners or badges or coming out of politicians’ mouths. Photograph: iStock

Who decides when a taboo word slides into acceptable use? The F-word is all over advertising spaces but – ha – it’s not about the four-letter word at (...)

Green Party TD Brian Leddin.

Green Party TD Brian Leddin will not be sanctioned by the party over the contents of a WhatsApp group in which he made an “inappropriate” comment abou(...)

‘The EU car sector has aligned with the Paris Climate Accord and is on target to achieve net zero carbon by 2050’

The plan to switch Ireland to all-electric car sales by 2030, and to put almost a million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by then, is based on a f(...)

The Oireachtas Climate Action Committee has been told that agriculture accounts for 35 per cent of Ireland’s annual greenhouse gas emissions and ‘is the single largest contributor to Ireland’s climate-changing pollution’. Image: iStock.

The Government must publish a revised roadmap for agriculture emissions reductions “that sets out a time scale to achieve, as a minimum, compliance wi(...)

 Limerick has the highest incidence of Covid-19 in the country. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Local TDs have criticised the “unacceptable” decision to close the Covid-19 vaccination centre at Limerick Racecourse on Saturday, to facilitate a hor(...)

A new report by the Oireachtas Climate Action Committee says Ireland should fundamentally redirect transport policy to address carbon emissions. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The development of “cycle superhighways” in major cities where there is greatly-curtailed private car use, transport-led housing plans and increasing (...)

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