Opposition parties have signalled they will seek multiple amendments to the Climate Bill as the landmark legislation had its first Dáil debate. Mr Ryan was heckled repeatedly by Rural Independent TDs who accused him of trying to wipe out farming, destroy rural Ireland and obscure the true cost of climate action. In shocking remarks, Former environment minister Denis Naughten claimed the bill was “anti-Irish” and said it would take decision-making away from the Oireachtas in a way that not even Stalin, former communist dictator of the USSR would have tried. inn Fein TDs broadly welcomed the bill but said provisions around just transition and climate justice needed to be strengthened to ensure the changes ahead would not hurt the vulnerable. They also raised concerns aired by prominent academics that the wording around the 2030 target differed from that relating to the 2050 target. The Social Democrats said an explicit ban on the importation of fracked gas and the installation of related infrastructure needed to be included, and said greater emphasis was required on the related biodiversity crisis.