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The rollout of cheaper renewable energy derived from wind and solar panels could be obstructed by Ireland’s use of gas, the OCI has predicted. File photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Ireland will not meet its obligations on countering global warming if it continues a flawed strategy of relying on gas as an energy source, according (...)

Denis Naughten: Some committee members had put politics before dealing with the problem of plastics. Photograph: Collins

Denis Naughten has accused members of the Oireachtas Environment Committee of “greenwashing” after it voted down his controversial amendment on introd(...)

An Oireachtas committee is presssing ahead with plans to introduce a deposit scheme for drinks containers, despite reservations by Minister for Environment Denis Naughten. Photograph: Reuters

An attempt by Minister for Environment Denis Naughten to stall the introduction of a deposit scheme for drinks containers has been rejected by an Oire(...)

A display of plastic at Nolan’s supermarket in Clontarf. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some supermarkets, including outlets that are part of major supermarket groups, have committed to keeping bins at checkouts permanently so shoppers ca(...)

This weekend hundreds of supermarkets across Ireland are having to deal with large volumes of extra plastic and cardboard handed back by their custome(...)

 A display of plastic at Nolan’s supermarket in Clontarf, north Dublin,  explaining  how the supermarket plans to  tackle the problem of excessive plastics.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A “shop and drop” day of action on plastic packaging at supermarkets on Saturday and community cleanups of waterways, beaches and public areas over th(...)

A display of plastic at Nolan’s supermarket in Clontarf, which is committing to eliminating unnecessary packaging from its shelves.  Photograph: Alan Betson

This weekend hundreds of supermarkets across Ireland will have to deal with large volumes of extra plastic and cardboard handed back by their customer(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly has called for the ‘eradication of single use plastics particularly in supermarkets and the imposition of penalties for failure to comply’. Photograph: Getty Images

The Citizens’ Assembly has submitted a series of extra recommendations to the Government on tackling climate change, including a call for more rigorou(...)

The Government continues to subsidise peat-fired electricity, which is one of the most ineffective and polluting ways of producing electricity. Photograph: Picasa

The Government’s climate credentials have again been called into question by new figures showing that as recently as 2016 it was still providing milli(...)

Plastic water bottles will be phased out of DCU by 2020. Photograph:  Andrew Parsons/PA Wire

Dublin City University has announced it is to become “plastic-free” by 2020 beginning with the immediate withdrawal from use of plastic cups at all it(...)

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