Marie Donnelly

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Chairwoman of the Climate Change Advisory Council Marie Donnelly: ‘The country is not in a position to walk away from gas today.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland requires gas-fired power stations over the coming years to ensure stability of its electricity grid, according to chairwoman of the Climate Ch(...)

The advisory council’s annual review found that publication of the coastal change management strategy, expected in the first quarter of 2021, is overdue. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

A wide range of failures in the Government’s response to the climate crisis have been highlighted by the Climate Change Advisory Council in its review(...)

The push to get  people to cycle and walk  more and drive less in their daily lives is set to continue. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/Getty Images

Ireland has reached its carbon crunch. New proposals on national carbon limits from the Climate Change Advisory Council will, when approved by the Oir(...)

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(...)

Director general of the Environmental Protection Agency Laura Burke graduated from UCD as a chemical engineer before completing a MSc course at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Climate Change Advisory Council will change the State’s politics, and the lives of millions as Ireland finally begins to tackle its over-productio(...)

Eamon Ryan says the national herd is unlikely to need to be culled as it was  likely to reduce naturally. Photograph: Getty Images

The national herd is unlikely to need to be culled to meet the State’s carbon emissions targets and is instead likely to reduce naturally, Minister fo(...)

The first carbon budget, which will run from 2021 to 2025, will see emissions reduce by 4.8 per cent on average each year for five years. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Forthcoming carbon budgets for every sector of the economy will “require fundamental changes” affecting how people live and work, Minister for Climate(...)

The Government must now set out how the carbon ceilings outlined by the advisory council will be applied to each sector, including the most challenging activities in transport, agriculture, heating, power generation and carbon-intensive industry. Photograph: David Sleator

The Climate Change Advisory Council has finalised its recommendations for two, five-year carbon budgets aimed at reducing the State’s carbon emissions(...)

The Climate Change Advisory Council are continuing to meet on Monday with a view to signing off on recommended greenhouse gas limits that will apply across all sectors of the economy up to 2030.

Members of the independent Climate Change Advisory Council are continuing to meet on Monday with a view to signing off on recommended greenhouse gas l(...)

The two pillars of the plan are the five-year Carbon Budgets and the yearly Climate Action Plans, both of which will set out how Ireland will reduce its emissions from 62 million tonnes of carbon to just over 30 million tonnes by 2030. Photograph: iStock

The Government’s aim of having its detailed roadmap for halving greenhouse emissions published before the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow star(...)

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