Solar Energy in Ireland: is it the way to go?

16 May 2022  Ireland’s first large scale solar farm opened in Wicklow just two weeks ago and is projected to be able to save up to 4,800 tonnes of carbon emissions. The Millvale solar farm can generate 8 megawatts of power and is already connected our national electricity grid – but how does solar energy […]

A closer look at climate finance

28 April 2022  Just this week Ireland announced its latest climate finance figures for 2020 – and it clocked in at €5.3 million less than it gave in 2019.  Non-governmental organisations expressed their disappointment at the development, and Christian Aid Ireland noted that the revealed decrease comes just months after Taoiseach Micheal Martin pledged at […]

The importance of bees, explained

13 April 2022  When a lot of us think of biodiversity, we think of quiet forests or winding streams or a rainforest much further afield.  We may not think of something that’s much harder to spot but that’s just as important: bees.  And if an image of a bee hard at work on a wildflower […]

Culture column: First Reformed

31 March 2022 For this installment of our culture column, we’ve changed the format ever so slightly.  Our editor Kayle Crosson and our regular contributor Chloé ten Brink discuss the 2017 film First Reformed – and their conversation has been edited for length and clarity.  Quick thing before we get going – there are spoilers […]

Some key takeaways on Ireland’s energy challenges.

30 March 2022  The Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Environment and Climate Action has been holding hearings recently all around energy challenges we currently face.  Yesterday, the Committee heard from the Commission for the Regulations of Utilities (CRU), Friends of the Earth Ireland and Global Witness – and there were a number of key takeaways.  […]