Minister Colm Brophy announces €3.5 million in funding to support climate adaptation in developing countries

The Minister for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Colm Brophy T.D., attending COP26 in Glasgow today announced a funding package of €3.5 million aimed at assisting least developed countries adapt to the effects and impacts of climate change.  Speaking from Glasgow, Minister Brophy said: “When I talk to leaders of countries most vulnerable to…

Minister Ryan announces €60 million for community climate action projects across Ireland and the launch of a new National Dialogue on Climate Action from COP26

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan T.D., has announced €60 million in funding from the Climate Action Fund for community climate action projects, and a new long-term structure to support public engagement on climate action. The Minister made the announcement from COP26 in Glasgow at an online event, which gathered people from all over Ireland who…

Minister Ryan announces that Ireland has joined the Beyond Oil & Gas Alliance (BOGA) to lead the transition away from global oil and gas production

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan T.D., joined other governments in a landmark announcement at COP26 today to launch the Beyond Oil & Gas Alliance (BOGA).   BOGA is a first-of-its-kind alliance of governments that are determined to set an end date for oil and gas exploration and extraction. The alliance…

Statement by Minister Byrne on Belarus

I am appalled by the escalation of events orchestrated by Lukashenko at the external border of the European Union. His cynical exploitation of migrants for political purposes should cease. Ireland stands with Poland, Lithuania and Latvia in resisting Lukashenko’s attempts to provoke a violent confrontation on our external borders. We need to see a peaceful…