John Sweeney

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The Oireachtas Golf Society dinner at the Station House Hotel in Clifden  took place at a time of strict Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The case against two prominent politicians and two hoteliers over their alleged role in organising a golf dinner during Covid restrictions last summer(...)

Environment groups have broadly welcome the Bill but in a statement criticised a range of weaknesses that were not addressed. Photograph: iStock

The Climate Bill has cleared its last major hurdle in the Dáil though last-minute changes have led to accusations by An Taisce “amendments were hasty,(...)

 “Domination of the atmosphere is not a role we ever sought or warranted.” Illustration: Thunderclouds by Michael Viney

A stormless and flood-free winter and radiant if chilly spring could have fooled us into thinking that climate change was in abeyance, and the human w(...)

Climate change activist, Saoi O’Connor (16): ‘No amount of COPs will change this, because the people who hold the power in those negotiations do not want it to change.’ Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Climate change experts and campaigners, including participants in the Dublin Climate Dialogues, were asked what their COP26 expectations are, and w(...)

A draft agri-food strategy to 2030 commits to a 10 per cent cut in biogenic methane over the next 10 years, but does not set a target on reducing livestock numbers – the sector’s main source of carbon emissions. Image: iStock.

A strategy for the redirection of Irish agriculture and food production over the next decade strongly backs further expansion through Ireland becoming(...)

Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan will consider points raised by climate experts on the wording of the Climate Bill. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan will consider points raised by climate experts on the wording of the Climate Bill “to (...)

Leading climate experts have warned the  Government about  “a fundamental flaw” in the Climate Bill.  Photograph: Ben Curtis/PA

Leading climate experts have written to the Government to warn of “a fundamental flaw” in the Climate Bill, which means a commitment to halve emission(...)

The stakes could not be higher for the remaining members of the Department of Agriculture’s Agri-Food 2030 Committee, following the withdrawal of the Environmental Pillar. Photograph: Getty

On the morning of February 25th, Karen Ciesielski, co-ordinator of the Environmental Pillar (EP), joined a virtual meeting of the Department of Agric(...)

Minister for Climate and Transport Eamon Ryan: ‘This is not an academic or long-term problem. This is something we’re already facing.’  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The east and southeast coast from Dún Laoghaire down to beyond Bray and Greystones are at most immediate risk from rising sea levels, Minister for Cli(...)

Managed forest land represented 54% of all forests in 2017 and was predicted to reach 66% by 2025. File photograph: Getty

The Department of Agriculture has denied that Ireland’s forests are a net emitter of greenhouse gasses and insisted they remain “a substantial and gro(...)

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