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Green Party leader Eamon Ryan speaks to the crowd outside Leinster House during a demonstration demanding action to tackle climate change. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Climate change is “a challenge unlike any other” facing the world because it is happening much quicker than anticipated, a protest rally outside Leins(...)

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(...)

David McCourt with former minister for communications, Denis Naughten. Photograph: Andrew Downes

It was Denis Naughten’s ambiguity about his meetings with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan, among other concerns, that spooked Leo Vara(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said there were ‘big questions’ to answer in relation to where the broadband plan goes from here. File photograph: Tom Honan.

The resignation of Minister for Communications Denis Naughten following controversy over the National Broadband Plan has added “further uncertainty” t(...)

The Dáil was told Minister of State Pat Breen organised and attended one of the private dinners between then minister for communications Denis Naughten and a key bidder for the rural broadband contract David McCourt.

Minister of State Pat Breen has outlined meetings he had with David McCourt, the key bidder in the broadband procurement process, and has said he know(...)

The NTA’s plans to purchase a further 200 diesel buses “epitomise the lack of real action on climate change”, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two hundred diesel buses are to be bought by State transport bodies before next July’s ban announced yesterday by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe(...)

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohue, has signalled an intention to put in place “a long-term trajectory for carbon tax increases out to 2030” in future budgets

The Government has backed off any increase in carbon tax, but Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe signalled an intention to put in place “a long-term(...)

The latest UN report on climate change ‘paints in stark terms the reality of the impact of our current trajectory of global emissions,’ Denis Naughten said. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Government is fully committed to placing Ireland on the trajectory to deliver the deep emissions reductions needed, the Minister for Climate Actio(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: the Minister and Fianna Fáil have set aside €500 million for the rainy day fund, but Labour wants this to go towards a national housing development bank. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Money earmarked by the Government for the “rainy day fund” should instead be invested into a new bank to fund housebuilding, the Labour Party has said(...)

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley said the take up of consumer electric vehicles was at “a snail’s pace” and that the issue of “range anxiety” was a major disincentive. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

“Green” buses will be tested on routes in Dublin and Cork from next month as part of plans to drastically cut carbon emissions in the public transport(...)

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