Our own climate behaviour deserves a fiery speech or two

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

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 to be a non-event....

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