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From TheJournal.ie 'It's about our children now, not our grandchildren': Is Ireland ready to introduce a carbon tax? Emissions Targets

'It's about our children now, not our grandchildren': Is Ireland ready to introduce a carbon tax?

It’s been claimed that the tide is turning in how society views the problem of climate change.

From TheJournal.ie All is not lost - the civic plaza at College Green should still go ahead Opinion

All is not lost - the civic plaza at College Green should still go ahead

An Bord Pleanála refused the plans but said they would enhance the amenity and attractiveness of this city centre location. The door is clearly open to resubmit, writes Green Party councillor Ciaran Cuffe.

From TheJournal.ie 'Perhaps we are wrong': Government to examine bottle deposit scheme 'afresh' Recycling

'Perhaps we are wrong': Government to examine bottle deposit scheme 'afresh'

The Green Party said Ireland is sitting on its hands and waiting for the EU to legislate on plastics.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is a shameful day for Fine Gael and a bad day for Ireland on climate change' Opinion

'This is a shameful day for Fine Gael and a bad day for Ireland on climate change'

Listening to the Budget speech from Pascal Donohoe today you would have no sense we are at such a historical turning point, writes Eamon Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael loses ground but still manages to increase lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll RedC

Fine Gael loses ground but still manages to increase lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll

It’s not good news for Micheál Martin heading into the next Dáil term.

From TheJournal.ie The Green Party want more 'kiss and ride' zones around the country (but it's not what you think) Commuter Charter

The Green Party want more 'kiss and ride' zones around the country (but it's not what you think)

‘Kiss and ride’ zones are designed to allow drivers to stop and drop off or pick up people for a maximum of a few minutes.

From TheJournal.ie 'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude' Opinion

'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude'

Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne knows all about trying to keep festival sites clean – and says we need to stop seeing tents as disposable, and look at what we can do to clean up after ourselves.

From TheJournal.ie Labour and Green Party to hold rally for 'democracy and decency' to coincide with visit of Donald Trump Donald Trump

Labour and Green Party to hold rally for 'democracy and decency' to coincide with visit of Donald Trump

The US President will visit Europe to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

From TheJournal.ie 'Cancel this visit': Opposition parties call for protests over Trump visit to Ireland November Visit

'Cancel this visit': Opposition parties call for protests over Trump visit to Ireland

The White House announced last night that US President Donald Trump will visit Ireland in November.

From TheJournal.ie Kilkenny has chosen its own county insect... and it's the garden bumblebee Mad Buzz

Kilkenny has chosen its own county insect... and it's the garden bumblebee

Councillor Malcolm Noonan is hopeful Kilkenny will now lead the way in “turning the fortunes of the plight of the bumblebee”.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland set to ban plastic microbeads as Cabinet approves drafting of new law Green And Clean

Ireland set to ban plastic microbeads as Cabinet approves drafting of new law

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs to exfoliate your skin.

From TheJournal.ie Planning permission granted for controversial incinerator in Ringaskiddy Cork

Planning permission granted for controversial incinerator in Ringaskiddy

Waste company Indaver has been granted permission by An Bord Pleanála to build the waste-to-energy incinerator in Cork Harbour.

From TheJournal.ie Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU Marine Litter This post contains videos

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU

Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.

From TheJournal.ie Why a historic site next to the Poolbeg Towers could become Dublin's newest cultural hub Assault On Precinct 13

Why a historic site next to the Poolbeg Towers could become Dublin's newest cultural hub

A motion from the Green Party seeks to secure the Pigeon House Precinct for cultural and green uses.

From TheJournal.ie No hard border and a customs union: Four NI parties' stance on Brexit Stormont

No hard border and a customs union: Four NI parties' stance on Brexit

The parties have varying stances on a number of issues, but have released a joint statement on their Brexit stance.

From TheJournal.ie 'Why is the government ignoring the risk of radon to tenants?' Renting

'Why is the government ignoring the risk of radon to tenants?'

Radon is the principal source of radiation exposure, making up 56% of the overall dose received in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie No ban on wet wipes just yet but flushing them is causing 'severe problems' to water network Fatbergs

No ban on wet wipes just yet but flushing them is causing 'severe problems' to water network

The UK is looking at banning them but we’re waiting on a report from the EU commission before taking any action.

From TheJournal.ie The Citizens' Assembly publishes report calling on Ireland to be 'a leader in tackling climate change' Global Warming

The Citizens' Assembly publishes report calling on Ireland to be 'a leader in tackling climate change'

The recommendations were reached by majority vote of the Assembly members following two weekends of deliberation.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council looking at plans to ban disposable coffee cups at its offices and parks Green Initiative

Dublin City Council looking at plans to ban disposable coffee cups at its offices and parks

Ireland is the top producer of plastic waste in the European Union.

From TheJournal.ie Transport bosses say last week's Luas chaos was due to fewer trams running Back On Track

Transport bosses say last week's Luas chaos was due to fewer trams running

There has been calls for buses to be introduced to help alleviate overcrowding on the tram sevice.

From TheJournal.ie Taking on vulture funds and using State lands: How the opposition is trying to fix Ireland's housing situation Rents And Mortgages

Taking on vulture funds and using State lands: How the opposition is trying to fix Ireland's housing situation

The utilisation of State land for affordable rental properties and the regulation of vulture funds is to be debated in the Dáil.

From The42 Connacht name strong starting XV in their bid for a fifth consecutive win Green Party

Connacht name strong starting XV in their bid for a fifth consecutive win

Kieran Keane’s side take on Cardiff Blues tomorrow night in the Guinness Pro14.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Ryan used a Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday Perfectly Cromulent

Eamon Ryan used a Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday

A noble Budget embiggens the smallest man.

Eamon Ryan dropped a casual Simpsons reference in the Dáil yesterday

A noble Budget embiggens the smallest man.

From TheJournal.ie 'Modest' plan to increase number of electric cars and 'measly' cycling investment On Your Bike

'Modest' plan to increase number of electric cars and 'measly' cycling investment

Eamon Ryan is not impressed by the €3 million allocated to improve cycling infrastructure.

From The42 Before a ball has even been kicked in Norway, Northern Ireland are now assured of play-off place Green Party

Before a ball has even been kicked in Norway, Northern Ireland are now assured of play-off place

Michael O’Neill’s side now don’t require anything from this evening’s clash in Oslo.

From TheJournal.ie 'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home' Premature Baby

'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'

Calls for extended maternity leave and benefit for mothers of premature babies.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's €20m Liffey Cycleway project rejected by NTA Park Your Bike

Dublin's €20m Liffey Cycleway project rejected by NTA

“We’re five years into this process – it is unacceptable to go back to square one.”

From The42 Dean Kiely has joined the Irish takeover of Preston North End Green Party

Dean Kiely has joined the Irish takeover of Preston North End

One former Ireland goalkeeper replaces another on the Championship club’s coaching staff.

From TheJournal.ie 'Anyone who says they're not planning for an election is lying' - Eamon Ryan on the Green Party's revival Green Shoots

'Anyone who says they're not planning for an election is lying' - Eamon Ryan on the Green Party's revival

The party kick off their September think-in in Blanchardstown today.

From TheJournal.ie Bottle deposit scheme on the way for Scotland, but Irish government says it's still too expensive Recycling

Bottle deposit scheme on the way for Scotland, but Irish government says it's still too expensive

Despite calls from the Green Party to introduce such a plan, the minister is not budging.

From The42 Keane includes Aussie debutant in his first starting XV as Connacht boss Green Party

Keane includes Aussie debutant in his first starting XV as Connacht boss

Connacht welcome Glasgow Warriors to the Sportsground for their Guinness Pro14 opener tomorrow evening.

From TheJournal.ie Greens co-leader in New Zealand resigns after admitting to welfare fraud Metiria Turei

Greens co-leader in New Zealand resigns after admitting to welfare fraud

Metiria Turei revealed she wrongfully claimed welfare benefits to support her baby while studying for a law degree in the early 1990s.

From The42 Ireland team named for World Cup opener against Australia Green Party

Ireland team named for World Cup opener against Australia

Tom Tierney’s side begin their campaign against the Wallaroos tomorrow evening at the UCD Bowl.

From TheJournal.ie Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them? Electric Avenue

Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?

Britain has vowed to “end the sale of all conventional petrol and diesel cars” by 2040.

From TheJournal.ie South Dublin has committed to building more buildings out of wood Wooden It Be Nice

South Dublin has committed to building more buildings out of wood

Wood is a sustainable and versatile building material that stores, rather than emits, carbon dioxide.

From TheJournal.ie Scheme to give you 10c back for each bottle and can could cost €120m to roll-out Recycling

Scheme to give you 10c back for each bottle and can could cost €120m to roll-out

In a rare move, the Labour Party announced last week that it would co-sponsor the Green Party’s Waste Reduction Bill.

From The42 'I know one day that I will put on the Irish jersey and show them how good I am' Green Party

'I know one day that I will put on the Irish jersey and show them how good I am'

Sean Maguire took his tally for the season to 22 with a Europa League hat-trick last night.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar's government has suffered its first Dáil defeat - on new building standards NEW POLITICS

Leo Varadkar's government has suffered its first Dáil defeat - on new building standards

It’s not the first time the government has lost a vote, but it is the first since Varadkar became Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie Building failures in Ireland: 'There isn't even a helpline you can call' Priory Hall

Building failures in Ireland: 'There isn't even a helpline you can call'

A Green Party motion on building standards will be debated in the Dáil tomorrow.

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