Ireland’s Prime Minister had said that the fight against climate change requires common policies and cross-border investment.

“significant and common concern”Micheál Martin

Micheál Martin said there was no greater and shared need than to deal with the generational climate change challenge for Northern Ireland and the Republic.

The Sinn Fein deputy leader was attending a climate change conference in Belfast with Northern Irish leaders Paul Givan and Michelle O’Neill that included all the islands.

Micheál Martin will be at an event in Belfast where business leaders are debating how to reduce carbon emissions and tackle the global challenge.

Mr Martin said that the Irish Government has injected a financial injection of EUR one billion into the common island funds linked to joint North-South projects.

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Givan said “obvious changes” have occurred over the last few decades.

Only the proper workings of the Executive in Northern Ireland can address the challenges of climate change and economic recovery for and from the people of Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill also met with Mr Martin to talk about Brexit.

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Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin is an Irish republican and democratic socialist political party active in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. (wikipedia)


Micheál Martin

Micheál Martin is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has served as Taoiseach since June 2020 and as Leader of Fianna Fáil since January 2011. (wikipedia)


Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland ; Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom that is variously described as a country, province, territory or region. (wikipedia)


Paul Givan

Paul Jonathan Givan is a Democratic Unionist Party politician from Northern Ireland who has served as First Minister of Northern Ireland since 17 June 2021. (wikipedia)


First Minister and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland

The First Minister and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland are the joint heads of government of the Northern Ireland Executive and have overall responsibility for the running of the Executive Of (wikipedia)


Michelle O’Neill

Michelle O’Neill is an Irish politician who has served as deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland since 2020. (wikipedia)