Mary Robinson with Trócaire volunteer Daniel Cullen  at Maynooth University in June for a two-day conference on climate change. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), approved over the past two years by 195 governments, including Ir(...)

Political leadership in Ireland to tackle vested groups in the area of climate change was absent while an appetite to seriously address greenhouse gas(...)

A new advisory council on climate change, tasked with overseeing Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy, has been established by Minister for Environment Alan Kelly.

A new advisory council on climate change, tasked with overseeing Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy, has been established by Minister for En(...)

The Government will establish an expert advisory council on climate change and appoint its 10 members later this week, sources have confirmed. The co(...)

Following a dry start for many parts on Saturday morning, rain will spread across the country from the west over late morning and afternoon. File photograph: Michael Blann/Getty Images

As we head into what looks set to be a soggy bank holiday weekend, many people have been left to malign the poor May weather during a month that shoul(...)

John Sweeney knows he may always be remembered for a single moment. While filming an investigation of the Church of Scientology for the BBC current(...)

John Sweeney, director of Health Care Informed, Galway. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy

Health Care Informed was set up in 2005 and now employs 25 people. It is based in Headford, Co Galway, with offices in Dublin and Melbourne. What is (...)

Staff marking the 190th anniversary of the Shelbourne Hotel in April of this year.

The Shelbourne Hotel has been acquired by US property investment group Kennedy Wilson, which is planning to invest millions of euro into the business (...)

The Dublin docklands are ‘already at risk’ due to rises in sea levels, the MacGill summer school heard. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The docklands in Dublin are already at risk of flooding due to rises in sea levels as a result of climate change, the MacGill summer school heard. Dr (...)

Residents of Warsaw celebrate the first official results of the European Union accession referendum in Poland. Photograph: AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

So the doomsayers were right, afterall. Ten years after we opened our borders to an enlarged European Union, it’s clear we hugely underestimate(...)