Climate Action

‘Carbon tax increase will cripple ordinary people’

‘Carbon tax increase will cripple ordinary people’

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has said that an increase to the current carbon tax will “cripple ordinary people”. The Roscommon-Galway TD...

April 1, 2019

National review of land use called for in climate action report

National review of land use called for in climate action report

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Action has called for a national review of land use to optimise planning and...

March 29, 2019

Climate Action Committee report: What’s in it on agri production?

Climate Action Committee report: What’s in it on agri production?

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Action published its long-awaited report on recommendations to tackle climate change in Ireland – including...

March 29, 2019

Climate Action Committee decides against GHG tax on agriculture

Climate Action Committee decides against GHG tax on agriculture

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Action has today (Thursday, March 28) decided not to recommend a greenhouse gas (GHG)...

March 28, 2019

Climate Action Committee report delayed for at least a week

Climate Action Committee report delayed for at least a week

The publication of a report compiled by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Action has been delayed by at least...

March 27, 2019

Boyle: Bulk of environmental adjustments will have to be made by dairy

Boyle: Bulk of environmental adjustments will have to be made by dairy

Any environmental changes which will be required in the agricultural sector will cost money – and the bulk of the...

March 27, 2019

Healy: GHG taxes on farmers would not be ‘climate just’

Healy: GHG taxes on farmers would not be ‘climate just’

Greenhouse gas taxes and restrictions on farmers would not be “climate just” for carbon-efficient Irish farmers, according to the president...

March 25, 2019

Climate committee won’t recommend tax on agri-emissions

Climate committee won’t recommend tax on agri-emissions

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action will not recommend a tax on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture when it...

March 21, 2019

State urged to consider agri GHG pricing and ’emissions trading’

State urged to consider agri GHG pricing and ’emissions trading’

The Government is being urged to consider the “most appropriate and effective mechanisms” that could be used for a form...

March 7, 2019

Bruton on climate action: ‘Minimise burdens and maximise opportunity’

Bruton on climate action: ‘Minimise burdens and maximise opportunity’

We have to pick a pathway on climate action that “minimises burdens and maximises opportunities”, according to the Minister for...

January 30, 2019

Reform CAP and stop using splash plates – McCullough

Reform CAP and stop using splash plates – McCullough

Farmer and agriculture journalist Darragh McCullough made wide-ranging suggestions about climate action in farming this week. Speaking to Sean O’Rourke...

November 28, 2018

ESB application for co-firing power plants ‘long overdue’

ESB application for co-firing power plants ‘long overdue’

The ESB’s application to co-fire peat-fuelled power plants with biomass is ‘long overdue’, according to Fianna Fail TD Barry Cowen....

November 14, 2018

Tackling emissions: Agriculture ‘part of the solution’

Tackling emissions: Agriculture ‘part of the solution’

Irish agriculture is working to reduce carbon emissions and going forward can flatline emissions output – while still aiming for...

November 8, 2018

New climate action committee to meet in September

New climate action committee to meet in September

The newly-formed Joint Committee on Climate Action is scheduled to meet for the first time in September, the leader of the...

July 20, 2018