Ireland has decided to bring down the curtain on the Age of Coal by ending its fossil fuel investments. DUBLIN, 25 July, 2018 – Other countries talk about it, Ireland is actually doing it: it’s turning its back on fossil fuel investments. In recent days members of the Dáil, the main law-making body in the Irish parliament, have passed a bill which will mean no more money goes into exploiting and using the coal, oil and gas which are among the principal drivers of global climate change. “Climate change is real, and if we are going to have any chance of meeting the (climate) goals, we may as well start now”, said Thomas Pringle, an independent parliamentarian who introduced what’s called the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill. Under the terms of the legislation, which will likely pass into law in the autumn, the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund – the state […]