Mount Lucas wind farm in Co Offaly. The new National Energy and Climate Plan is due to be submitted to the EU by the end of the year and implemented in 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new Oireachtas committee on climate change is to play a central role in the drafting of a new National Energy and Climate Plan which is due to be su(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Government has decided that the referendum on a woman’s place in the home will involve a straight deletion of the wording because it is too compli(...)

The referendum on the deletion of article 41.2 from the Constitution is likely to be held on October 25th. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The Cabinet has decided to propose deleting article 41.2 of the Constitution, which recognises women’s special place in the home, in a referendum like(...)

Reports have piled up indicating that Ireland is moving more slowly to mitigate the causes of climate change than critics of government inaction feared. Photograph:  Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted last January to the European Parliament that Ireland was a “laggard” in fulfilling its climate change treaty obligatio(...)

Chairwoman of the  Citizens’ Assembly Ms Justice Mary Laffoy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The chair of Ireland’s Citizens’ Assembly has said other countries should seek to emulates the model in deliberations on important issues. Ms Justice(...)

Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten says there will be specific measures in Budget 2019 to help meet the Government’s climate change goals including on carbon tax. Photograph: Getty Images

What have we committed to on climate change? Ireland has committed to a range of targets to be achieved by 2020 on carbon emissions from transport, a(...)

The CAN report highlighted the critical need for Ireland to urgently implement the recent Citizens’ Assembly proposals. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is falling behind its EU counterparts due to failure to decrease polluting carbon emissions, the chair of An Taisce’s Climate Change Committee(...)

A proposal to set up a new Oireachtas committee to track Government progress on addressing climate change and implementing radical measures to counter(...)

The latest move in the game of boundary musical chairs involves a substantial boundary extension for Cork City Council, which will increase the population of its administrative area by 100,000. File image: Getty

Carving up or delineating new boundaries for local authorities in Ireland is exclusively the preserve of central government, which holds all the cards(...)

Members of Waterford City and County Council who stood for a group photo to highlight their support for a No vote. Photograph: Darren Skelton/Waterford News and Star

For many, it was one of key photographs of the abortion referendum campaign: a group of 14 male councillors standing outside Waterford City Hall, hold(...)

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