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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(...)

A woman carries her luggage past a sign of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Reuters

1. There is a profound disconnect between people and politicians: As the UN climate talks moved into crunch phase, almost 200 global leaders landed i(...)

United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres has again intervened with global leaders meeting in Madrid in an effort to forge a meaningful outcome to two weeks of talks on climate change. Photograph: EPA/ZIPI.

United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres has again intervened with global leaders meeting in Madrid in an effort to forge a meaningful outcom(...)

Animal rights demonstrators  on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid. Photograph: Christina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images.

Oxygen in the world’s oceans is depleting at an unprecedented rate, leaving species gasping for breath and devastating marine habitats, a report issue(...)

What happens when it does hit? Big problems, and very visible ones, according to the academic. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Another week, another quite terrifying prediction on the impact of climate change on the geography of Ireland. This time, the source was Maynooth Un(...)

Ireland is overdue a storm surge that would leave the insurance industry facing €1 billion in claims, one of the State’s foremost climate change experts has warned.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is overdue a storm surge that would leave the insurance industry facing €1 billion in claims, one of the State’s foremost climate change exper(...)

The latest EPA figures confirm that Ireland’s carbon emissions are rising, with no indication of how the trend will be put into reverse. Photograph: Brandon Thibodeaux/New York Times

This week it was confirmed that Ireland has – yet again – missed its targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. No one was surprised. Ireland has(...)

Sinéad O’Leary and Nichola Sweeney (19) who were attacked by Peter Whelan in April 2002. Photograph: Prime Time

The family of a teenager murdered in a frenzied attack in her home have expressed their dismay at discovering that her killer has been allowed out on (...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has come under sustained attack for the Government’s climate policies from two youth climate activists at (...)

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