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The Climate Bill has cleared a major hurdle by getting through the Dáil. It now goes to the Seanad and is likely to become law within weeks. In spite (...)

The development of the Cork commuter line, which is to receive funding of €184 million, is one of many projects set to be backed by the EU through its support for Ireland’s national recovery and resilience plan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A total of €524 million out of an initial €915 million in funding from the European Union for Ireland’s national pandemic recovery and resilience plan(...)

The Minister for the Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan said the  rapid rollout of offshore wind energy would  be contentious, particularly off the east coast because large turbines would  be so visible on the horizon. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s energy transition and rollout of large-scale offshore wind must be seen as “a shared societal project, rather than a developer-led project”,(...)

“No country is attempting such a steep decarbonisation over one decade, let alone enshrining it in law.” Photograph: Getty Images

The increased ambition in the revised Climate Action Bill and its strengthened legal provisions on critical targets – over the next decade and out to (...)

Changes in transport will play a role in achieving aims of the Bill. Photograph: Eric Luke

A much-strengthened Climate Action Bill which commits to “pursue and achieve carbon neutrality no later than 2050” is to go before Cabinet for approva(...)

Isaac Jackman runs a shoe repair shop on Dublin’s 41 Charlemont Street, what’s keeping him going is a spike in trekking and outdoor shoewear repairs. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A surge in the number of people getting walking shoes and sports trainers repaired as hundreds of thousands get out for the evening walk during lockdo(...)

Minister for the Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan announced early last month that he expected the revised Bill to receive Cabinet approval by end of February. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Friends of the Earth has accused Fine Gael of holding up the Climate Action Bill amid indications of a delay in publication of the revised version of (...)

Carrowbehy Bog SAC in Co Roscommon is one of Ireland’s wettest and most important raised bogs. Photograph courtesy Ronan Casey/The Living Bog

Visit the Living Bog project in the midlands and you will see, not a dank brown landscape, but a vibrant “tapestry” of colour teeming with life. It’s(...)

“We can’t have the backloading of emissions reductions to the second half of this decade.” Photograph: Getty Images

The scale of effort required to bring in Ireland’s first climate budget should not be underestimated if it is to be fit for purpose and begin a proce(...)

Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Kevin O’Sullivan Environment & Science Editor Publication of the new climate action Bill by the Government is “a significant milestone on the pa(...)

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