Thousands turned out for the #schoolstrike4climate protest outside Leinster House, with second-level students making up the majority of the crowd.
Fine Gael is “all talk and no action” on the environment, the Green Party has claimed after the Government blocked its proposed law to ban single-use plastics.
The Government has moved to block a law proposed by the Green Party to ban single-use plastics, arguing it breaches current EU law.
Representatives of the cosmetics and detergent industries have claimed that proposals to ban plastic microbeads are too broad and would prevent them making products allowed in other EU countries.
Ireland’s older wind farms are coming due for refurbishment, with advances in technology meaning fewer turbines are necessary and the number of windmills on land could shrink, according to the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA).
Air pollution is not just bad for health – it also makes people unhappy, a new study has shown.
A “planetary health diet” requiring a massive shift from meat to vegetable consumption is needed to protect the well-being of future generations and the planet, according to a major international report.
Hopes that a seaweed additive to cattle feed could dramatically reduce Irish greenhouse gases have been dashed by Agriculture Minister Michael Creed.
A draft plan outlining how Ireland will reduce emissions will have to be “significantly” altered and updated to reflect a growing level of ambition, Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton has said.
Households and businesses face higher energy bills due to the State’s reliance on imported fossil fuels.