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The Department of Agriculture stressed  these reports “do not appear to have any immediate significance for Irish hares:.

The Department of Agriculture has said there will be increased vigilance throughout Ireland after reports of the death of large numbers of brown hare(...)

 Fishermen Rodney Long from Waterford and Calvin Garrihy, Killybegs, Donegal, are part of the Fishing for Litter initiative. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Fishermen in Ireland have hauled up more than 190 tonnes of marine litter in their fishing nets in just three years under a voluntary “Fishing for Lit(...)

New signage at Luggala. Boleyhorrigan Bridge, overlooking Lough Tay with Luggala Mountain on the right. Photograph: The Irish Times

The trust which owns the large Luggala Estate in Co Wicklow has insisted there is no change regarding public access to certain areas within its ground(...)

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(...)

Children wait to receive food rations in Sana’a, Yemen. War-torn Yemen is one of six countries identified in a new report as having ‘alarming’ levels of hunger. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/ EPA

Hunger is a persistent threat to the lives of almost 70 million forcibly displaced people across the globe – the highest number since records began, a(...)

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 report from the Intergovernmental Panel osaid eminds us that greenhouse gas emissions caused by industrialisation have already warmed the planet by one degree. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Confirmation that there is not even a modest increase in carbon tax in Budget 2019 is shocking, given Ireland’s track record in tackling climate chang(...)

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(...)

Children are seen during climate march prior to the opening session of the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference 2017. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo/Reuters

Parties to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, including Ireland, have committed to reaching “net zero emissions” of CO2 by 2050. That is the (...)

“Despite all of this unequivocal evidence supporting ambitious climate action, Ireland’s performance in meeting the goals of the Paris agreement and EU directives has been dismal”

The stark findings of the UN “1.5 degrees” report on global warming “heralds the end of the fossil fuel era”, according to climate justice campaigner (...)

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