‘Festival vibe’ in court as public makes stand for climate action

Court six in the High Court had a “festival atmosphere” this morning. This was according to one barrister, who, upon squeezing into the room at around 10.45am, was met with row upon row of filled seats.

While pews are usually taken up by fellow counsel waiting to be assigned a slot for a hearing, today was different as civilians, many of them university students, filled up the room.

They were there for one thing and one thing only – to see the State in the dock over its climate record as the landmark Irish climate case brought by Friends of the Irish Environment kicked off today.

Read the full story from the Green News here