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Frequency of extreme Irish rain events projected to rise 30% - Irish Times

Ireland is set for dramatic changes in its weather as early as mid-century, Met Éireann's head of research told the Citizens' Assembly today. The impacts are likely to include a large decrease in overall rainfall as average temperatures are set to ...and more »

Irish failing 'spectacularly' in response to climate change - Irish Times

Ireland has “failed spectacularly” in its response to the challenges posed by climate change over the last 15 years, the Citizens' Assembly has been told. The assembly, which is considering how the State can become a leader in tackling climate change ...and more »

'This is no easy task': Citizens' Assembly takes on climate change - Irish Times

After deliberating on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution on abortion and how to approach Ireland's ageing population, the Citizens' Assembly has turned its attention to climate change and how the State can become a global leader in the field. The ...and more »

Citizens' Assembly to hear presentations from flooding experts - Irish Times

The Citizens' Assembly meets in Dublin this weekend to discuss how the Government can “make Ireland a leader on climate change”. Its members will be addressed by a range of national and international academics, practitioners and experts on climate ...and more »

Heavy rainfall events on course to increase by 30%, Citizens' Assembly hears -

The Citizens' Assembly meeting in Malahide, Co Dublin, has heard warnings from Met Éireann that the frequency of heavy rainfall events in Ireland is on course to increase by 30% while average summer temperatures could rise by 2C. The director-general ...and more »

Citizens' Assembly holds 'inspiring' discussions on climate change -

The two-day Citizens' Assembly on how Ireland can become a global leader in tackling climate change was described as "inspiring" by Chairperson Ms Justice Mary Laffoy. Ms Justice Laffoy said that it had been a very successful Assembly and had given the ...and more »

Citizens' Assembly hears that Government is 'long fingering' climate change policy -

THE Government is "long fingering" climate change policy while engaging in a "trade off" placing economic success as a priority above the country's environmental future, an Irish climate expert claimed. Joseph Curtin, senior research fellow on climate ...and more »

Citizen's Assembly hears how people can make their homes more energy efficient -

Update 4.53pm: A meeting of the Citizen's Assembly on climate change in Dublin is hearing how people can make their homes more energy efficient. The 99 citizens as well as a panel of experts are gathering in Malahide Castle to discuss policy changes ...and more »

Latest: Citizen's Assembly hears Ireland failing to reach targets on tackling climate change -

Update 10.32pm:Today's meeting of the Citizen's Assembly has heard Ireland is failing to reach its targets on tackling climate change. The 8th session of the Assembly at Malahide Castle in Dublin heard from a panel of experts, and is due to recommend ...and more »

Citizens' Assembly offers our final chance on climate change - Irish Times

Summer 2017 will be long remembered as the season of catastrophic weather-related extremes. The problems started early in June when 64 people burned to death in the forest fires in Portugal. The searing heat that fostered the spread of these fires ...and more »