“Carbon taxes will discourage future developments that involve lengthy commutes by car. However, there is a challenge of how best to support those already caught in this situation.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If we want to ensure the cost of fuel reflects its impact on the planet through raising carbon tax, there needs to be public acceptance that this is b(...)

Radical environmental economist the late Richard Douthwaite was honoured at an event in GMIT, Castlebar on Friday. File Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The rich resources of our Celtic culture must be harnessed to help future generations challenge the catastrophe hurtling towards us due to global envi(...)