Joe Lynam: Some cold, hard truths about to be visited on our draughty homes

The EU is finally getting its act together to curb emissions from our overpriced energy-leaking homes, and it’s going to cost

Ciarán Cuffe: The Green MEP is backing the EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ scheme which aims to get emissions down by 55 per cent from 1990 levels

So it’s all been for nought thus far. All the brown bins, washing yoghurt pots, trips to the dump (er sorry, recycling centres) and general squabbling with your significant other about the thermostat or what trash goes into which bin and who should take it out at ‘Oh God I nearly forgot’ o’clock.

Irish greenhouse gases actually rose last year. We’re the best in Europe again, except on the wrong chart. We produced 12.3 per ...