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“Sea Levels are Rising. So are We” Extinction Rebellion Holds Week of Protest

Dubin city ground to a halt on Tuesday the 8th of October as members of environmental activist group, Extinction Rebellion, marched from the Gardens of Remembrance to Kildare street. The ‘Just Transition’ protest aimed to bring attention to one of…

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In Wake of a Failed Climate Case Ireland: Protesters Stand United

On Friday, 20th of September 2019, over 10,000 people took to the streets of Ireland to join a global protest calling for climate justice. The words of 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg echoed throughout the protests. Thunberg addressed the UN Climate…

Tackling Climate Change: Where Ireland Stands

On a global scale, Ireland’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions may seem so low as to be irrelevant. It is much more telling, however, to look at our per capita emissions. The average person in Ireland emits 32% more GHGs than…

Comment: Party Unity Under Climate Change Protest

“System Change-Not Climate Change” was the chant that captured the demands of tens of thousands of Climate Strikers on the streets of Dublin last Friday. The Amazon is burning, the sea levels are rising and a biodiversity crisis rages on…

Global Climate Strike Sees Over 10,000 On Dublin Streets

‘I’m calling all students to strike now for climate because we have to – or we’re all gonna die. There’s no societies on a dead planet, there’s no classes on a dead planet and there’s no fucking UCD on a…

Pretty Little Protest: Environmental Protest Sparks Controversy From Within Student Union Ranks

On Wednesday October 2nd, UCD Students’ Union held a collaboration event with fashion chain Pretty Little Thing with proceeds being donated to charity. This event was overshadowed by controversy surrounding a protest of the event. The event was protested by…

Global Climate Strike sees over 10,000 on Dublin Streets

Thousands of students took to the streets of Dublin on Friday as part of the Global Climate Strike. This larger strike saw millions of students protesting around major cities worldwide. The Dublin march saw primary, secondary and third level students…

The Greta Thunberg Effect

The planets temperature has risen by just under 1° Celsius since the 19th century most of which occurred in the last thirty years, sea levels are rising, ice sheets are melting and 2016 was the warmest year on record. These…

Opinion: Fine Gael’s Contradictory Approach To Climate Action

The gap between what Ireland is practising and preaching when it comes to our climate policy has become glaring obviously over the last year. As the warnings become more dire, and the effects of extreme weather events become more apparent,…