The location of the new runway at Dublin Airport set to open in 2020. Photograph: DDA/PA Wire

Residents affected by Dublin Airport’s decision to proceed with a second runway are to seek guarantees on restrictions to the frequency and hours of f(...)

French Foreign affairs minister and acting president of the COP21, Laurent Fabius. Photograph: EPA/Ian Langsdon

There are growing indications the deadline for the historic global agreement on climate change will continue into Saturday. A new draft of the Paris (...)

Kyle Lafferty: “I had to grow up sometime. The team and the country needs the Kyle Lafferty with the head screwed on”. Photograph: William Cherry/INPHO/Presseye

Two years ago this week Steven Davis was part of a Northern Ireland side that lost 3-2 to Luxembourg on the way to finishing fifth in their World Cup (...)

“If guaranteed independence is good enough for advice on the fiscal budget why not for climate policy?”

Opposition TDs are seeking to have four State-backed agencies removed from a new expert group on climate change in a bid to preserve its independenc(...)

 Kyle Lafferty scores Northern Ireland’s first goal in their 2-1 win over Finland which leaves them second in Group F. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Northern Ireland 2 Finland 1They were handing out leaflets mentioning sin and Satan on Olympia Drive adjacent to Windsor Park on Sunday, but inside th(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s Robbie Keane sits third in the Uefa list of all time national goalscorers. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Robbie Keane’s 65 goals for the Republic of Ireland leaves him third on a list of Europe’s all-time leading national goalscorers published by Uefa. T(...)

 Mary Robinson: ‘Transformative leadership from all levels of community, business and politics can drive world leaders to commit to brave and ambitious actions.’  Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The latest UN scientific report provided “further irrefutable evidence that climate change challenges our very existence”, said Minister for the Envi(...)

Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty celebrates scoring their second goal in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Greece at Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis in  Piraeus. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Greece 0 Northern Ireland 2Northern Ireland’s dreams of a first European Championship appearance are one step closer to reality after goals from Jamie(...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said controversy surrounding senior Fine Gael strategist and lobbyist Frank Flannery illustrated the existence of culture  of cronyism.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has accused the Coalition Government of fostering a culture of cronyism and inside influence. In his leader’s add(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has taken a gamble by standing in Europe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / Irish Times

After about a year of entering government back in 2007 the Greens realised their status had changed from being coalition partners to being acce(...)