Wednesday July 15, 2020

RTÉ debate exposes degrees of difference on climate

Party political point-scoring takes precedence but Sinn Féin’s divergence on carbon tax stands out

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
4th February, 2020
Eoin Ó Broin of Sinn Féin: his party is unlikely to support increases in carbon tax if it forms part of the next government. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

After weeks of campaigning by environmentalists to have a dedicated RTÉ television debate on climate change, last night the state broadcaster finally obliged.

The resulting exchanges on Claire Byrne Live may have been unfocused and lacklustre, but we still learnt a few things about main parties’ policies.

In a messy five-way debate between Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton of Fine Gael, Eoin Ó Broin of Sinn Féin; Jack Chambers of Fianna Fáil,...

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