Two Dáil moves on climate change in one day, but no 'turning point'

Despite two big climate-related bills passed yesterday, there's a lot to be done, say experts

28th October, 2016

Yesterday was unexpectedly a momentous day when it came to environmental action in Ireland: the Dáil, in two broadly backed decisions, both ratified the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change and a bill proposing a ban on fracking.

Climate change minister Denis Naughten proclaimed the day a ‘turning point’.

"You'd like to think that today could be a turning point. It's very certainly a very nice coincidence that those two things...

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