Gardai move Trucks to the side to allow a Luas to pass at Dawson Street as a protest against fuel prices takes place. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A protest by a large group of truckers and hauliers against rising fuel prices caused significant traffic disruption around Dublin on Wednesday. The (...)

When asked in interviews, Sinn Féin  leader Mary Lou McDonald refused to commit the party to a specific figure for emissions cuts in agriculture. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin’s policies on climate change could be summed up as follows: big on justice, hazy on transition. The party, in its documents and public pr(...)

Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy said the new strategy sees a doubling of the cost and the postponement of large scale projects in the greater Dublin Area. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has insisted that MetroLink “has not been postponed for another decade”. He said in the Dail that the Metrolink, along with (...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Minister for Climate Change and Transport Eamon Ryan at the publication of the Climate Action Plan at Government Buildings in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Julian Behal/PA Wire

Most of the massive €125 billion cost of the new Climate Action Plan will be borne by private individuals, households and the private sector and not b(...)

The Dáil was told that an energy security review is in progress to ensure a reliable electricity supply ‘as we shift away from fossil fuels towards renewables’. File photograph: Getty

A Government Minister has called on TDs to provide specific information if they believe there is “some kind of wrongdoing” by the ESB or national grid(...)

The Minister said major changes would be needed across all sectors including in regulatory and planning systems for developments such as offshore wind. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath has said the Government’s €125 billion climate action plan is “not going to be easy” but changes were (...)

Computer generated image of metro for Dublin

Transport officials have disputed a suggestion that the exclusion of a metro for South Dublin means the new National Development Plan (NDP) is less am(...)

Divisions over the role to be played by agriculture in reducing emissions remain with Jackie Cahill TD saying he is opposed to cutting cattle numbers, something that would be a ‘red line’ for him.

Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the proposed Carbon Budgets must be “fair” and use the “carrot” rather than the “stick”, Government T(...)

The Irish Coast Guard has defended itself against the charges. Photograph: Irish Coast Guard

Sinn Féin has called on Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan to address concerns raised by former and serving volunteers in the Irish Coast Guard. A num(...)

Ireland faces  challenges in energy supply with threats of winter power outages, significant gas and electricity price rises and surging energy and water demands from data centres. Photograph: PA

A moratorium on developing data centres would be a disproportionate “blunt policy response” to challenges in the energy system, Minister for Climate A(...)

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