climate change

Fossil free Ireland

Ireland has taken a major step in the right direction in the fight against climate change. The Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill 2016 which starts the process of divesting millions from fossil fuel companies was passed today in the Dáil. 

This Bill shows a real chance that Ireland can make a significant change to the way we invest in public money. It strengthens Ireland's stance on climate change, and it shows that Ireland does not stand for the future which Donald Trump, nor his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, stands for.


Restoring "Environment" to Ministry

It's good news that the Government and Minister Denis Naughten have listened to the feedback from environmental groups, the general public and the Green Party and restored 'environment' to the title of a ministry. 

Minister Naughten confirmed to me in the Dáil on Tuesday that his department will now be called the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

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