The Green Party has said the Irish Government is just as much to blame for global warming as the Bush administration and other heavy-polluting countries.
Ireland has recently been identified as one of the worst countries in Europe for meeting its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.
Speaking in Dublin today, Green Party TD Eamon Ryan accused the Government of being in a state of denial about the situation.
"We can't point the finger at George Bush," he said. "We're just as bad here in our Government and they need to change in their thinking."