Sadhbh O Neill

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The CAP deal is the ‘first step’ in providing a stable framework for farmers to plan their business over the next few years, Minister Charlie McConalogue said. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ahead of a critical vote in the European Parliament on Friday, Irish environmental groups have claimed the EU common agriculture policy (CAP) reform p(...)

Prof John Sweeney said he reacted with dismay as weak aspects of the 2015 Climate Bill were incorporated into the Bill.  Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES

The Government’s Climate Bill to boost the national effort to reduce carbon emissions has come under sustained criticism due to vague language, lack o(...)

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(...)

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(...)

The parties in government-formation talks ‘must not shirk from cuts in methane and nitrous oxide arising from farming’.

Any programme for government needs faster reductions in agriculture-linked emissions and not provide opt-outs based on faulty science, according to St(...)

‘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 climate movement, including young climate strikers, has helped to raise public awareness, but the Greens have to re-examine their approach to address the big disconnect with voters

Climate change simply did not rate as a hot issue during the election campaign among the vast majority of voters in spite of stark warnings and more e(...)

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(...)

The national herd is covered by most parties in relation to climate change. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

What happened to “the climate election”, where the issue would take over all others? Ireland was among the first countries in the world to declare la(...)

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