Monday January 27, 2020

Our own climate behaviour deserves a fiery speech or two

President Higgins was right to strongly criticise Donald Trump’s stance on climate change. But Ireland’s own record is also fairly lamentable

9th June, 2019

Donald Trump averted a nasty Irish/American row when he told reporters in Shannon that he didn’t know about President Michael D Higgins’s condemnation of his “regressive and pernicious decision” to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement.

That morning, a headline in the Irish Daily Mirror - ‘President v President’ - summed up keen media interest in a potential row that, in Shannon at least, turned out...

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