Eamon Ryan

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European elections tend not to grip the public’s imagination. They are second-tier elections after all. What happens in the European Parliament also(...)

Maire Breathnach from Mayo makes a point to Minister for Transport Shane Ross at a public meeting held by environmental group Stop Climate Chaos  in Dublin on Wednesday.  Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

A speed date with your local TD on the issue of climate change might not seem like a potentially romantic engagement. But lack of passion was not an i(...)

Moneypoint power station in Carrowdotia South, Co Clare Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

All three main coal-fired turbines at the ESB’s Moneypoint power station have been out of action for the past two months due to “a forced outage” at t(...)

 A Syrian refugee  sits on a  street in Beirut, Lebanon, Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Just under 2,000 of the 4,000 mainly Syrian refugees that Ireland in 2015 agreed to accept as a response to the migration crisis in central and southe(...)

Mark Zuckerberg is empty-chaired at a House of Commons ‘grand committee’. Photograph: Gabriel Sainhas/UK parliament/AFP

Image of the week: Where’s Mark? While they neglected to follow the example of a campaigner outside who did the whole papier-maché head thing as he h(...)

Mark Zuckerberg’s empty chair in the committee room in the House of Commons where he had been invited to answer question from parliamentarians from nine countries.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was excoriated for refusing to attend a “grand committee” hearing in the House of Commons on Tuesday , where parliame(...)

Prof Valérie Masson-Delmotte: ‘The window of opportunity for action is almost closed’ Photograph: iStock

The World Meteorological Organisation confirmed last week that there is no sign of a reversal in the global trend of increasing greenhouse gas levels (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Government proposed to continue to increase tax credits “and anyone who pays income tax would benefit from that”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he wants all revenue gathered from any increases in carbon tax to go back to people as tax credits and welfare paymen(...)

From 2020 onwards, the cost of not meeting our climate commitments will grow very significantly, Minister for Climate action Richard Bruton has said. File photograph:  Tom Honan

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton has revealed likely “compliance costs” facing Ireland for falling short of its 2020 targets(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s speech to the Fine Gael Ardfheis was ‘the clearest manifestation yet’ of what he promised he would deliver as Fine Gael leader. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When he ran to be leader of Fine Gael, Leo Varadkar told his party that if it stood for everything it would stand for nothing. “Being all things to (...)

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