Some 29 people have been admitted to the Royal Irish Academy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 24 of 29 newly-elected members who were admitted to the Royal Irish Academy were commended for their exceptional contributions to the sciences, h(...)

Legally-binding climate pollution targets have now been set... which apply an overall limit on the amount of carbon that can be expended in the economy over the next decade. Photograph: iStock

The carbon tax issue has already shown how contentious penalising people for their emissions can become, especially in heightening political anxiety a(...)

Chair of the Elders Mary Robinson said the carbon tax had to be maintained because it was ringfenced for climate actions. Photograph: iStock

The Government and other State agencies must accelerate climate actions if national ambitions on reducing emissions are to be achieved, according to t(...)

UK prime minster Boris Johnson believes the West should be given ‘a climate change pass’ to wean off Russian gas supplies. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Ireland’s climate change plans, which were challenging before Vladimir Putin decided to invade Ukraine, have now been hit side on because of rapidly (...)

Reducing car dependence will make streets quieter and safer for children to walk and cycle to school again, improving health and safety. Photograph: David Sleator

A simplistic vision of one ongoing climate change debate pits two solutions in opposition. According to one side, technology is the only hope: replace(...)

CCI indicated it would return to the High Court if it believed the Government’s future climate action plans were deficient in addressing the climate crisis. Photograph: iStock

The Government has been warned it faces legal action if it does not publish the State’s final long-term climate strategy by January 1st next; two year(...)

An ESB overhead crew  replace a damaged single phase transformer near Fassaroe, Co Wicklow, in the wake of   Storm Barra. Storms due to climate change  will inevitably take an increasing toll.  Photograph: Alan Betson

It cannot be said yet if Storm Barra was a direct consequence of climate change though attribution science is increasingly able to confirm the extent (...)

 Environmental activists participate in a protest on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, last month. Photograph: Robert PErry/EPA

The recent Cop26 global summit marked a big shift in moving away from words and rules on climate action, to “the hows” on how global warming can be ad(...)

Chairwoman of the Climate Change Advisory Council Marie Donnelly: ‘The country is not in a position to walk away from gas today.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland requires gas-fired power stations over the coming years to ensure stability of its electricity grid, according to chairwoman of the Climate Ch(...)

The advisory council’s annual review found that publication of the coastal change management strategy, expected in the first quarter of 2021, is overdue. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

A wide range of failures in the Government’s response to the climate crisis have been highlighted by the Climate Change Advisory Council in its review(...)

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