More than 150 young people who took over the Dáil have issued a stark warning to adults on the cost of doing nothing on climate change.
Children from all 26 counties gathered for the first ever Youth Assembly on Climate at Leinster House, during which they drew up proposals to tackle carbon emissions and climate breakdown.
Among the recommendations are a ban on the importation of fracked glass, the introduction of a labelling system to show the impact of food based on packaging and distance traveled, as well as a requirement to have glass doors on all fridges in supermarkets.
Many of the 157 young people who attended the event, gave impassioned speeches as they sat in seats usually occupied by TDs.
Donegal student, Conal O'Boyle told the Dáil that we are now in the "fast lane to a climate breakdown".
"This shouldn't be a proud day for those in government and this should not be used as another exercise in PR for them," the 17-year-old said.
The recommendations published after the Dáil discussion were:
Young people between the ages of 10 and 17 were selected to attend the one-day event today which was hosted by Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann, Seán Ó Fearghaíl.
In a statement afterwards the delegation called on all politicians and adults to listen to their calls.
"We put forward our recommendations for action to stop climate breakdown. We are not experts. In our recommendations we offer ideas but we do not have answers.
"It is a starting point for adults and particularly for those elected to protect and progress our society. We call on you to listen to the science, to take on board our recommendations and to work on our behalf to ensure that we - and you - have a future," the statement read.