Outside Leinster House.
Members and supporters of Extinction Rebellion hold a protest in response to comments about climate change made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the launch of the government’s first progress report on its Climate Action Plan last Thursday.
Yesterday the Sunday Business Post reported that Mr Varadkar said:
“One thing that we definitely face as a result of climate change is warmer winters. We’re already experiencing warmer winters, and that actually means using less energy because it’s warmer and people need less heating, and it also means fewer deaths as a result of cold weather.
“It’s interesting that when you do look at those things, that there is a ledger, and there are benefits and there are downsides. The downsides outweigh the benefits but we need to be aware of them too.”
The group tweetz:
“… let’s take a look at Leo Varadkar’s ledger.”
Trinity College Dublin
The University Times reports:
[Trinity] College is investigating offensive comments made in a class last week by a new intellectual property law lecturer, Brendan Guildea.
…Speaking to The University Times, Guildea said: “I’m reserving my reply.”
…A Muslim student, who was wearing a headscarf, was asked to name a book Guildea was holding. When they failed to identify the book, Guildea suggested that someone Irish might know the answer. The student was born in Dublin.
Guildea also asked that student whether anyone had ever interfered with their bags before travelling.