Brian Leddin

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Green Party TD Brian Leddin.

Green Party TD Brian Leddin will not be sanctioned by the party over the contents of a WhatsApp group in which he made an “inappropriate” comment abou(...)

‘The EU car sector has aligned with the Paris Climate Accord and is on target to achieve net zero carbon by 2050’

The plan to switch Ireland to all-electric car sales by 2030, and to put almost a million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by then, is based on a f(...)

The Oireachtas Climate Action Committee has been told that agriculture accounts for 35 per cent of Ireland’s annual greenhouse gas emissions and ‘is the single largest contributor to Ireland’s climate-changing pollution’. Image: iStock.

The Government must publish a revised roadmap for agriculture emissions reductions “that sets out a time scale to achieve, as a minimum, compliance wi(...)

 Limerick has the highest incidence of Covid-19 in the country. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Local TDs have criticised the “unacceptable” decision to close the Covid-19 vaccination centre at Limerick Racecourse on Saturday, to facilitate a hor(...)

A new report by the Oireachtas Climate Action Committee says Ireland should fundamentally redirect transport policy to address carbon emissions. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The development of “cycle superhighways” in major cities where there is greatly-curtailed private car use, transport-led housing plans and increasing (...)

The Government has announced a new policy statement that will prevent Ireland from importing fracked gas. File photograph: Getty.

The Government has announced a new policy statement that will prevent Ireland from importing fracked gas, which is likely to scupper moves to build a (...)

The argument that if Ireland does not produce beef and dairy products, other countries will simply fill the gap with inferior products, leading to extensive “carbon leakage”, is flawed, according to An Taisce. File photograph: iStock

The argument that if Ireland does not produce beef and dairy products, other countries will simply fill the gap with inferior products, leading to ext(...)

Eamon Ryan in the Dáil on Wednesday. Photograph: Screengrab from Oireachtas footage

The landmark Climate Action Bill sets the course of Ireland for the next 30 years, according to Minister for the Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan. (...)

Dublin South-Central TD Patrick Costello said he took the challenge on foot of legal advice that ratifying the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (Ceta) may give rise to constitutional issues.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Green Party TD who has taken a High Court challenge to a trade agreement between Canada and the EU has told party colleagues he will consider the re(...)

Plan to reduce transport emissions by 51 per cent ‘daunting’ the Climate committee has hears

Over reliance on electric vehicles (EVs) to achieve a 51 per cent cut in carbon emissions associated with Irish transport by 2030 could cost the State(...)

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