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TCD Fossil Free lobby for national divestment along with Irish NGOs and members of Parliament

The protest was held outside the Dáil followed by a celebratory lunch in Trinity

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Following up on Trinity College Dublin’s (TCD) announcement yesterday, TCD Fossil Free moved to lobby government for national fossil fuel divestment outside the Dáil today.

Today marked the last year of the campaign, but the group intend to

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Trinity officially announces plan to divest from fossil fuel companies

College joins a worldwide initiative to break financial ties with the fossil fuel industry

NEWSTrinity College has announced today its intention to sell off investments in fossil fuel companies, becoming the first Irish university to do so. The move comes in response to a 15 month student campaign, spearheaded in Trinity by Fossil Free

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NUI Galway President commits to fossil fuel divestment

The commitment follows a petition and report by the CCAFS Society and Students’ Union

NEWSThe president of the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), Dr. James Browne, has committed to fossil fuel divestment in the university.

This follows a meeting last Wednesday of the NUIG Students’ Union President, Jimmy McGovern, the Climate Change, Agriculture

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No Enda in sight when it comes to fossil fuels

Bill Walsh reflects back on Freshers’ Week when Fossil Free TCD activist Deirdre Duff questioned the Taoiseach on his knowledge of divestment

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“Fossil fuels are going nowhere,” stated a hesitant Enda Kenny confronted by Deirdre Duff from Fossil Free TCD during Freshers’ Week this year.

He went on to say that the €72m worth of public money invested in multinational energy companies

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A Revival of student activism: Fueling divestment with Fossil Free TCD

Catherine Hearn of Fossil Free TCD outlines their campaign for the divestment of college funds from the fossil fuel industry

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“Trinity had investments worth approximately €6.1m in companies such as Shell Global, ExxonMobil, BP and TransCanada Corporation.”

6.1 million euro is a lot of money – it’s a national lottery prize, a small island in the Philippines, or 62,500 years’

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Fossil Free TCD: Trinity must follow its strategic plan and divest

We want to show that students still have the power to have a positive influence on the pressing issues of our time

We write this piece in the hope that all readers understand the urgent need for immediate action regarding divestment from Trinity’s holdings in the fossil fuel industry.

Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time. At the 2015 …

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Fossil Free TCD holds open meeting

Fears were expressed about the College finance committee “postponing discussion” in the hope a more “passive leader” being elected as President for next year

NEWSOn Thursday evening an open meeting was held by the Fossil Free Trinity College Dublin campaign on-campus. The event consisted of an introduction to, and explanation of, the global movement; several mini workshop groups on topics such as media, outreach,

Lessons from the COP21 Agreement come home as College hosts climate discussion

Paul Melia, the environmental editor of The Irish Independent described his own experience at COP21, and how a real “ground swell”, and desire for climate change could be sensed from the public.

NEWSOn Wednesday evening a public discussion entitled “Ways Forward: Considering the COP21 Agreement – The beginning of the end of the fossil fuel age” took place in College. Participants were invited to respond to and analyse COP21 – the 21st

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Queen’s University’s Fossil Free campaign group stage occupation of college building

The occupation is to continue indefinitely until the campaign group receives a pledge to divest from fossil fuels from university authorities

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Twelve students from Queen’s University Belfast’s (QUB) Fossil Free campaign group are three days into their occupation of the college’s administration building. The sit-in, led by QUB’s Students’ Union (QUBSU) Campaigns and Communications Officer, Sean Fearon, is to continue indefinitely …

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