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”.
Extinction Rebellion Ireland (XRI) and the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) calling on Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed , to end ‘overfishing’ and avert ‘catastrophe in our seas’.
Hunger striking granny Patricia Devlin from Extinction Rebellion surrounded by tykes from Belvedre College and Loretto St Stephen’s Green, Dublin who skipped lunch to show solidarity with Patricia’s protest for ‘Climate Justice’
Climate Change activist Patricia Devlin (holding a photo with her grandchildren) begins a hunger strike outside the gates of Dail Eireann to highlight ‘Government inaction on the climate and ecological emergency’ as part of another week-long series of ‘global action’ events by Extinction Rebellion.
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.”