Louis Heath (top left) and Art O’Laoghaire (top right), from Extinction Rebellion, held a demonstration outside Sinn Fein’s headquarters to highlight the party’s ‘lack of timely action to prevent oil exploration and extraction in Northern Ireland’.
Doom laden members of ever so slightly creepy climate group Extinction Rebellion officiate a tug of war between square-headed Big Tech CEOs and young tykes to reflect the uneven struggle between eco warriors and companies that profit from fracking, including Amazon and Google.
Members of Extinction Rebellion – urging a ‘sea change’ concerning pollution, over-fishing and habitat destruction in our seas – hand a petition reflecting these concerns to Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan (above right) outside Leinster House.
Extinction Rebellion partnered with some Irish farmers to hold a demonstration highlighting how the government is ‘complicit in encouraging constant growth within the agricultural sector, at the expense of the environment and small farmers’ quality of life’.
European Union negotiators have struck a deal on reforms to the bloc’s huge farming subsidy programme, introducing new measures aimed at protecting small farms and curbing agriculture’s environmental impact.
The deal ends a near three-year struggle over the future of the EU Common Agricultural Policy.
It will use up around a third of the EU’s 2021-2027 budget, spending €387bn on payments to farmers and support for rural development.
Extinction Rebellion activists Ceara Carney (dressed as Lady Justice) and Louis Heath (dressed as ‘the State’) protest against ‘climate inaction’ and in support of climate activist Orla Murphy, whose case over criminal damage at the Department of Agriculture this year has been dismissed, but who still faces a charge of criminal damage at Iveagh House.
Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu passing an Extinction Rebellion protest outside Leinster House.
Mayor Chu is the Chair of the Green Party, but has announced she wants to run in the Seanad by-elections next month as an independent candidate.
“Though I am a Green member, I understand I am not endorsed by the party since the executive made the decision not to hold a selection convention. I also understand there is no pact in place with any other parties as confirmed by the leader at the last executive meeting. I am not looking for any support from the party since this was a personal choice to ensure that there is proper representation,”
“In the current climate, it is important to have women and minorities represented at this election. This choice, as I said, is a personal one, as is my candidacy. After spending the year speaking to children from all backgrounds that anyone can run for election I felt that it was essential I follow what I preach.
State Street Corporation, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2.
Members of Extinction Rebellion deliver ‘Three Christmas gifts’ to the State Street Corporation on behalf of the oil, coal and gas industries and “for the billions in State Street managed assets that enable these industries to destroy our planet”.