Climate Change and Natural Resources

Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Climate Change and Natural Resources, Dáil Issues, Environment

To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the timeline for implementing the recommendations of the final report of the Citizens’ Assembly, How the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change, in view of the recent global student strike for climate action. – Clare Daly.

REPLY: Climate Disruption is the greatest challenge facing humanity. That is why the Oireachtas requested the Citizens Assembly, which has played a great role in motivating change in our society, to examine Ireland’s role in meeting this challenge.
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Environment, Features, Human Rights, International

Students from schools across Ireland are joining the global Schools Strike for Climate Action 

next Friday 15th March. As well as marches in Dublin and Cork there will be strike events outside local authority offices in counties 

from Tralee to Donegal, Meath to Galway, and locally at school gates across the country.

This global strike was called by the 16 year-old schoolgirl
Greta Thunberg who began striking outside the Swedish Parliament last August.
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Climate Change and Natural Resources, Dáil Issues, Environment, Parliamentary Questions

To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his strategy for banning the purchase of single use plastics with regard to public contracts in which single use plastics are used; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Clare Daly.


On 3 January 2019, the Government decided that Government Departments would no longer purchase, directly or indirectly, single use plastic beverage cups, cutlery or straws. From 1 March 2019, this policy will also apply to all public bodies. Certain limited exemptions are in place for reasons of public health and hygiene.
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Communications Energy and Natural Resources, Dáil Debates, Economy, Environment