Friends of the Earth in the media - having our say on the sectoral emissions ceilings

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In July 2022 the Government did a deal on agricultural emissions that enabled them to set - for the first time ever - binding 2030 emissions targets for every sector of the economy and society. Ahead of the deal we worked hard to inform public debate on the sectoral emissions targets, by putting the spotlight on the science, the expert analysis, and the value of fair and fast climate action. A selection of media coverage on this issue, which features Friends of the Earth, is included below.

Wednesday 13th July: Irish Times

Friends of the Earth mentioned in Irish Times headline: “FoE calls on Taoiseach to intervene on stand-off over cuts to agriculture emissions”. Click here to read the full article.foe it headline

Wednesday 20th July: Irish Times Opinion Piece

An opinion piece by our Director Oisin Coghlan published in the Irish Times "Ireland is facing a litmus test of our commitment to serious climate action" Click here to read the full articleIT opinion piece

Wednesday 20th July: RTE Radio 1: Today with Claire Byrne Show

Oisín Coghlan debating Carbon Emission Targets with Martin Heydon, Minister of State at Dept of Agriculture, Food & Marine and Fine Gael TD for Kildare South. Click here to listen back.carbon emission targets

Thursday 21st July: Irish Times Editorial

Friends of the Earth was quoted in the lead editorial in The Irish Times - which you can read here.

Saturday 23rd July: RTE Radio 1: Playback

"I thought you didn’t want to debate me Minister" segment from Oisín Coghlan's interview on Wednesday’s Today with Claire Byrne featured in RTE Radio 1's Playback show - you can listen back here - the section starts at 4 mins 15 seconds and Oisín starts at 11 mins 23 seconds. 

Sunday 24th July: Business Post

"The cleanest unit of energy is the one you don’t use": A feature interview with Oisín Coghlan. You can read the article here.

Tuesday 26th July: Business Post “Five Degrees of Change” podcast

An episode with Oisín Coghlan which you can listen back to here.

Wednesday 27th July: Irish Times: Friends of the Earth quoted on the front page

You can read the full online article here.

front page IT FoEWednesday 27th July: Irish Times Inside Politics Podcast 

The podcast opens talking about our press release on the sectoral emission targets - you can listen back here

Thursday 28th July: RTE Radio 1: Drivetime

Oisín debated Pat McCormack, President of the ICMSA. You can listen back to the clip here.

Thursday 28th July: Newstalk: The Hard Shoulder

Oisín debated Tim Cullinan, President of the IFA, you can listen back here.

Thursday 28th July: Irish Times

Friends of the Earth quoted in the Irish Times breaking news article which you can read here.

Friday 29th July: Irish Times

Friends of the Earth quoted on the front page - you can read the full article here.

Friday 29th July: TV RTE 1: Six One and Nine O'Clock News

Friends of the Earth's Head of Policy Change, Jerry McEvilly, featured on Six One and Nine O'Clock evening news - you can watch the clip back here, Jerry starts at 1 min 19 seconds. 

Saturday 30th July: Playback on RTE Radio 1

A snippet from Oisin's interview on Drivetime on Thursday featured on Playback - you can listen back here; the segment starts at 30mins 28 seconds and Oisín is on at 31mins 53 seconds.

Sunday 31st August: Business Post

Oisín is quoted in an article about how the climate emissions deal was done - you can read the article here.