There are about 100,000 microbeads in a facewash product.

Ireland will be the first EU country to ban plastic microbeads in household and industrial cleaners under new legislation introduced in the Dáil. Min(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: he said  transport elements were “woeful, lacking ambition in seeking real efficiency and long-term decarbonisation”

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has rejected claims by the Green Party and People Before Profit that measures on public transport in the Go(...)

Oireachtas report calls for legislation to  to limit emissions. Photograph: Getty

An all-party committee has delivered a mandate “for this and future governments” to implement a range of actions to address the threat of climate brea(...)

Hildegarde Naughton, chairwoman of committee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The all-party Committee on Climate Action have reached agreement on a far-reaching series of actions to scale up Ireland’s response to global warming.(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley: he said there was a need to increase carbon taxes, but it was unclear how those most affected would be supported

An attempt to agree a common position on increasing carbon taxes while protecting those on low incomes and experiencing fuel poverty will be made by T(...)

People Before Profit and Sinn Féin oppose any carbon tax increase

What has been described as “a clear fault line” has emerged within the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action over whether carbon taxes should be incr(...)

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(...)

“Ireland is committed to high taxation of tobacco to encourage young people in particular” to stop smoking, Minister for Health Simon  Harris has said.  File photograph: iStockPhoto

Tax on tobacco products represents 79 per cent of their retail cost, Minister for Health Simon Harris said, as he announced that a 20-pack will now co(...)

An international panel of experts in perinatal care had strongly endorsed continuing funding for Infant, which employs 100 people, but following a separate review process it was decided to end the funding. File photograph: Getty Images

A major research centre focused on women and children’s health could face an uncertain future following a decision to cut its funding, Dr Ruth Barring(...)

 Presidential candidate Peter Casey pictured following a presidential  debate at RTÉ, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Presidential candidate Peter Casey has caused a social media outcry after posting a video of himself playing golf. On Friday the Dragon’s Den panelli(...)

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