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The Green Party claims traffic congestion costs Dublin close to €500m annually, rising  to €2bn by 2030. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Government’s “climate inaction” will cost the exchequer some €7.6 billion this year, according to an analysis released by the Green Party on Frida(...)

RTÉ has rejected calls for a dedicated leaders’ TV debate on the climate issue. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

RTÉ has rejected calls for a dedicated leaders’ TV debate on the climate issue, which campaigners claim is warranted given the scale of the global war(...)

Peter O’Brien, pictured on Sandymount Strand, Dublin at the launch of One Future. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An alliance made up of a broad cross-section of Irish society has launched a campaign for faster and fairer climate action and underlined it is “a cen(...)

Robert Boyle: The day will begin with an examination of his life and work, emphasising his importance in developing and popularising the experimental method

The leading role Irish scientists played in developing climate science going back hundreds of years, and the current challenge of countering global wa(...)

Prof John Fitzgerald, chairman, Climate Change Advisory Council and Prof Frank Mitloehner, University of California at the IFA’s Climate Action in Agriculture conference in Dublin . Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

It does not make sense that Ireland is regarded as producing more greenhouse gases than Los Angeles, a city of 13 million people, a US scientist has t(...)

The EPA report also strongly recommends local authorities should be working together more in tackling illegal waste operators

Deficiencies in local authority enforcement of environmental legislation on illegal waste operations, farm inspections and air quality monitoring have(...)

More detailed recovery plans are needed for key species including farmland birds (notably the curlew); wintering waterbirds and breeding seabirds ‘to reverse devastating declines’, according to BirdWatch Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images

Biodiversity in Ireland “is in A&E and needs the full backing of political parties and the public working together to halt and reverse declines in(...)

Green Party agriculture spokeswoman Pippa Hackett: “We have said all along this trade agreement was a bad idea, and this report confirms that to be the case.”  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The controversial Mercosur trade deal is incompatible with the EU’s commitment to carbon neutrality and “may undermine global efforts to avert runaway(...)

If in Government, Leo Varadkar confirmed carbon taxes would increase by €6 per tonne annually up to 2030. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has put it up to the Green Party to show how its proposals for a radical reduction in carbon emissions can be achieved over the(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg holds up a sign featuring the main slogan of her movement, ‘School strike for the climate’. Photograph: Ronald Patrick/Getty Images

A leading expert on climate change Prof Barry McMullin has begun a campaign to have a separate TV debate among party leaders on the issue because of t(...)

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