Oscar and Arthur Kenevey, of Clarehall, Dublin, at the bandstand in St Stephens Green, Dublin for the People’s Climate Picnic today as world leaders including Taoiseach Enda Kenny prepare to meet in New York next week for a UN crisis summit on climate change. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than 600 people attended the People’s Climate Picnic in St Stephen’s Green today. It was the main event held in Ireland to mark a global protest (...)

New list, published by chief whip Paul Kehoe, includes several major statutory measures, including a ground-breaking gender recognition Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Seven years after first being proposed at government level, a climate change Bill moved a large step closer to becoming reality yesterday when it was(...)

Filipino residents dismantle a shanty after it was damaged by a barged caused by strong winds and rain brought by typhoon Rammasun along the coastline of the Tondo slum area, in Manila. Photograph: Dennis M. Sabangan

A typhoon killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and hit the capital, prompting the evacuation of about 370,000 people and sh(...)

Mike Aynsley: has joined the board of African money service business Dahabshill Transfer Services. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mike Aynsley, the former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, has joined the board of African money service business (MSB) Dahabshill Transfer Serv(...)

Giro D’Italia riders during a training session on stage one of the 2014 Giro D’Italia. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Giro d’Italia eventsCelebrations ahead of the arrival of one of the most prestigious cycling events Giro d’Italia will run in Dublin this weekend. Cyc(...)

The Minister for the Environment said the Government was examining ways to make the agriculture sector carbon neutral. Photograph: Reuters

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has said the Government’s new climate change legislation is “unequivocal” in committing Ireland to all (...)

Models of pandas form part of an environmental protest  near  St Peter’s  Basilica in the  Vatican City. Its lights were turned off for 60 minutes on Saturday to raise awareness of the danger of global climatic change. Photograph: EPA/Angelo Carconi

Millions of people will go hungry due to climate change cutting food production worldwide by 2 per cent per decade even as the demand for food (...)

Ethics can be hard to hang on to when you’re shopping, and once you start looking closely at your purchases you will find few brands that are (...)

Concerns over the Shannon were easing – at least in Athlone where levels were said to be “stabilising”.

A period of some respite from the recent severe weather can be expected through much of the weekend, according to Met Éireann.Just light winds and som(...)

It remained unclear last night whether the new fund would make payments to charities and community groups, which have received €2 million each year from court poor boxes

The Government has approved measures to scrap the court poor box system and replace it with a statutory reparations fund into which offenders will mak(...)