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Friends Of The Irish Environment Sues Government Over ‘Lamentable’ Emissions Record

The environmental organisation, Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) has launched proceedings in the High Court against the government. This is part of an initiative propounded by FIE to ‘ride the crest of a global wave of climate litigation’. A…

We Need To Do More Than Ban Single-Use Plastics

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recently announced his goal to crack down on single-use plastics in the public sector in 2019. The proposed policies will result in the banning of disposable plastic materials including plastic straws, coffee cups and cutlery in all…

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,…

God and Climate Change

People are ubiquitously using religion as a subconscious excuse for the effects that climate change is having on the earth. Religion seeks to bridge the gap between the known and the unknown. It attempts to provide the answers to life’s…

New Years Resolutions: Sustainability

The new year is a time when traditional goals like losing weight, hitting the gym and subsisting solely on cold-pressed juice, are common and rarely adhered to. Why not do something a little different this new year by committing to…

Green Campus Programme To Tackle Environmental Issues in UCD

Many people will be familiar with the Green Flag programme from school. However, for those who aren’t: it is a student-led initiative with its main purpose of spreading environmental awareness and encouraging good practices among the student body. It aims…

UCD Estate Services Launches Duvet Recycling Points

Recycling bins for old duvets have appeared around UCD residences in the last number of days. UCD Estate Services have launched the move in a bid to cut down on waste from people moving out of the residences at the…

Memorial Launched for Human Rights Defenders Killed in Action

A memorial was launched in the Mansion House yesterday morning celebrating the lives of human rights defenders who have been killed in action since the since the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders came into effect in 1998. The…

Questions raised over EU Commission’s Energy appointee

Criticism is mounting over the EU’s decision to appoint the Spanish Popular Party’s Miguel Arias Cañete to the position of Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action. Mr Arias Cañete, medicine who served as Minister for Agriculture, case Food and Environment…