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

  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 push forward, from a college-wide campaign to a national divestment movement. The Irish government has […]

Trinity officially announces plan to divest from fossil fuel companies

Trinity 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 TCD, to reduce the college’s dependence on the fossil fuel industry for income. Trinity currently […]

NUI Galway President commits to fossil fuel divestment

The 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 and Food Security (CCAFS) Society in NUIG and Dr. Browne regarding the divestment of […]

No Enda in sight when it comes to fossil fuels

  “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 such as Peabody Energy (which went bankrupt this year) were: “very good investments”. […]

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

“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’ worth of Spotify premium. It is also the approximate amount of money that College […]

Op-ed: supporting a fossil free campus

In an op-ed for Trinity News, professor Sean Barrett talks about the connections between capital and politics

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

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

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.

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

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 until the campaign group receives a pledge to divest from fossil fuels from university authorities. […]

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