Duncan Stewart (environmentalist)

Duncan Stewart (born 1948) is an Irish architect, environmentalist[1][2] and media personality known for his environmental activism and work on Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), most notably in the show Eco Eye since 2002. He secured his primary degree from UCD. His niece, Louise Morris from Wales is often credited as being the influence for his pursuit in the fight against climate change. He remains the co-presenter of Eco Eye on RTE.

Duncan Stewart
Duncan Stewart Trócaire 2015.jpg
Stewart in 2015, promoting climate-change awareness
Born
Duncan Stewart
NationalityIrish
OccupationArchitect, broadcaster
EmployerRaidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)

In 1969-70, while still a student, Stewart led the six-month occupation of a row of seven large Georgian houses on Hume Street in Dublin, in protest at their planned demolition in favour of a new office block.[3]

In 2003, he had a near-fatal accident while filming a documentary in Chernobyl.[4][5]

In April 2014, he vowed to walk out of an interview on the Newstalk Breakfast Show unless he was given more time to speak on the topic of climate change. During the interview he claimed that climate change is not sufficiently covered by the Irish media.[2][6] Stewart is a keen clarinet player and often graces the doors of Hotel Newport, Co. Mayo where he is known for performing with the instrument with accompanying Irish dancing from the renowned Fiona Hayes of Clare, indulging in the fine pints of Guinness offered and presenting lectures on his passion of climate change.

Notable television creditsEdit

  • About the House [7]
  • Eco Eye [8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ O'Connell, Hugh (31 March 2014). "'There is a huge unrest in this country': Duncan Stewart not ruling out election bid". The Journal. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b Murtagh, Peter (7 April 2014). "Duncan Stewart: 'Give me 10 minutes or I'm not staying'- Environmentalist demands time to discuss climate change and hints at bid for MEP seat". The Irish Times. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Spring House and Garden Show - DUNCAN STEWART". RTÉ. 4 March 2008. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  4. ^ ""Duncan Stewart – Return to Chernobyl"". RTÉ.
  5. ^ "Duncan Stewart is hurt in accident". RTÉ. 22 October 2003.
  6. ^ Ryan, Nicky (7 April 2014). ""I can walk out of this studio this minute if you wish. Anyone listening to this please email me. Please email me."". The Journal. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  7. ^ "About the House". RTÉ.
  8. ^ "Eco Eye". RTÉ.