Young people across Ireland share their stories from the climate strikes
With over 4 million people taking part in the school strikes worldwide, we hear from a few young people across Ireland about what the strikes mean to them
The international school strikes took place across the world on Friday 20th September as part of the Fridays for Future movement. The movement calls on world leaders to take more action on the climate emergency. It follows six months after the 15 March global school strikes, and this time, young people are asking adults to come out in numbers to support the action.
It’s estimated that roughly four million people took place in the school strikes across 185 countries. In Ireland, there were major demonstrations in Dublin, Cork and Galway and many smaller demonstrations across the country.
Young people across Ireland took part in the school strikes. They have shared their experiences with SpunOut.ie, highlighting why they decided to strike and what action they hope the government will take following the strikes.
Young people's stories from the School Strikes
Eoghan looks at why we need to put people and the environment before profit.
Laura shares the impassioned speech she gave at the FridayForFuture Dundalk strikes about why we need immediate action on climate change
Criodán gives an account of the Galway strikes. There was a great buzz in the air at the Galway Climate Strike, with young people demanding the government take action
Chloe talks about how the Irish government needs to take serious and urgent action on climate change. She urges everyone to consider who we vote for in any local or national election and encourages us all to make sure our TDs know how important climate action is.