The Irish Times
Paris protests writ large
Greenpeace activists yesterday scaled the Arc de Triomphe to hold banners reading: “Mr Hollande, renew energy”. Other campaigners painted the streets yellow around the monument, creating the image of a sun. The Paris summit was unusual for the absence of large-scale demonstrations but that promises to change today with a major public rally planned at the arch. How the French police will respond remains to be seen. Under the state of emergency law introduced following last month’s terror attacks, if more than two people gather on a street in Paris, it constitutes an illegal gathering.
‘‘ That is crazy analysis and does not add up to scrutiny . . . The idea that Ireland is going to change its agriculture policy is frankly not sane really Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly ‘‘ With each new draft of the climate agreement, the yawning gap between the ambition and real action is widening Dr Cara Augustenborg, chairwoman of Friends of the Earth Ireland