Ray Bates

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RTÉ has been criticised repeatedly for its coverage of climate change, notably on flagship programmes. Photograph:  Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

RTÉ is to increase coverage of climate change in response to growing audience demand, according to its director general, Dee Forbes. The expanded con(...)

Delegates at the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, last week.  Photograph: Marek Zimny/EPA

Scientists warning about the dangers of climate change are creating a sense of “planetary emergency without giving rigorous scientific reasons”, a wel(...)

Stormy weather:  Ophelia pictured as the storm was about to hit Ireland last year

The atmospheric temperature at a fixed spot may change in two ways. First, heat sources or sinks may increase or decrease the thermal energy; for exam(...)

Paul Murphy: Solidarity TD had appealed initial decision to the Press Council on the grounds that new information had become available and there had been an error in the Ombudsman’s application of the principles of the code of practice. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A complaint by Solidarity TD Paul Murphy TD over an article by Miriam Lord in The Irish Times has not been upheld by the Press Ombudsman. The article(...)

Jedward celebrates 25 years of the National Lottery. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

On the first floor of an office block on Abbey Street in central Dublin, there’s a special room with cream-coloured walls, white furniture, expensive (...)

An Taisce’s formal complaint to RTÉ centres on the inclusion of retired UCD professor Ray Bates on a ‘Prime Time’ programme. Photograph: Alan Betson.

An Taisce has formally complained to RTÉ about its Prime Time programme on the subject, ‘How much will fighting climate change cost Ireland?’, broadca(...)

Hot topic: “We are at a difficult stage because what the models have been projecting has been what our main alarm for the future is based on. If the models are failing to represent the data from 1998 what trust can you put in the models for the future?”

Last year ranked as the sixth-hottest on record for the past 163 years, according to figures released by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).(...)

The World Meteorological Organisation yesterday issued the latest figures for greenhouse gas concentrations in the Earth’s atmosphere. They showed a relentless rise in the levels of the three of the most powerful climate-changing gases: carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland will be lashed by powerful storms and southern Europe could become as arid north Africa if greenhouse gas discharges continue unchecked, a cli(...)