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“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(...)

Green Party members Malcolm Noonan,  Eamon Ryan and Roderick O’Gorman  at Leinster House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government’s decision to move responsibility for nature and biodiversity to the Department of Housing has been strongly objected to by a broad ran(...)

Micheál Martin’s election as Taoiseach has been marked by congratulations, as well as policy prescriptions from a range of interest groups. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Micheál Martin’s election as Taoiseach has been marked by congratulations, as well as policy prescriptions from a range of interest groups. The Irish(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin set to be next taoiseach. Photograph: Damien Eagers/PA

Environmental activists, trade-union leaders and employers have welcomed the endorsement of the programme for government and are calling for major inv(...)

Oisín Coghlan, director Friends of the Earth, says: ‘This is by far the strongest programme for government on climate action we have ever seen.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The programme for government may be imperfect but is the best option ever to drive down carbon emissions in Ireland with urgency, according to Friends(...)

Friends of the Earth said the poll results indicate a desire for ‘faster and fairer climate action at the heart of everything a new government does’. File photograph: Getty

A poll on the extent of public support for climate action that might be undertaken under a new programme for government indicates strong backing for i(...)

‘A separate reduction target for methane could be a good idea.’ Photograph: EPA/Robert Perry

The Green Party has sought a commitment of a 7 per cent reduction in carbon emissions annually as a precondition for entering talks on government form(...)

The Green Party has flagged it is seeking for the next decade a yearly emissions cut of 7 per cent. File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Any party entering government formation talks with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael should insist the State pursue actions to contain climate breakdown – and(...)

The three main party leaders ‘are promising more climate action on the one hand, while at the same time promising more regional airports,’ says Dr Cara Augustenborg.

The One Future Campaign has published analysis that finds the three parties leading in opinion polls “have the weakest and vaguest promises on climate(...)

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