Protesters watch during the climate change march in Dublin as a steam train hoots its way across the Liffey on Sunday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

About 5,000 people marched in a good-natured but determined fashion through Dublin on Sunday in a bid to put pressure on the Government and wor(...)

Global warming: “We are the last generation who can limit the amount of greenhouse-gas emissions,” says Bernie Connolly of Cork Environmental Forum. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty

Just over a year ago, as the UN Climate Summit met at United Nations headquarters in New York, 400,000 people took to the streets of the city for t(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel, United Nations special representative for  migration Peter Sutherland, European Parliament president Martin Schulz, European Council president Donald Tusk, French president Francois Hollande, and Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat attend the opening ceremony of the Valletta summit. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

United Nations special representative for migration Peter Sutherland has broadly welcomed the action plan agreed by European Union and African leader(...)

Migrants  enter a registration camp after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija on Wednesday. Photograph: Robert AtanasovskiAFP/Getty Images

The refugee crisis unfolding across Europe has been a story of individuals, one in which the image of a drowned boy or the face of a desolate mother t(...)

The president of the European Council Donald Tusk speaks to delegates during a welcome meeting   ahead of the Valletta Summit on migration. Photograph:  Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

More than 50 representatives from European and African countries gather in Valletta, Malta, today for a two-day summit on the refugee crisis. It mar(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel: “spying on friends just isn’t done.” Photograph: Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/EPA

Two years after Chancellor Angela Merkel said that “spying on friends just isn’t done”, Germany’s Der Spiegel reports that German intelligence did ju(...)

James Sweeney and Ellen Baker: ‘The feeling of the city and the whole vibe is so New York but it’s cleaner, friendlier, smaller, cheaper.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ellen Baker and James Sweeney: arrived from New York in May James Sweeney was standing beside the ruins of a 19th-century stone cottage outside(...)

European commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager holds a press conference on the EU decision to set out a template for recovering unpaid taxes and preventing tax avoidance by multinationals

Oxfam Ireland has urged the Government to take immediate action to force multinational companies to publicly declare where they pay taxes. The call co(...)

The children of Halima Hawad Al Ali and Abdulmouti Al Ibrahim  at their home in Amman, Jordan. Photograph: Ted Nieters

On their small family farm in the countryside north of Aleppo, where Abdelmouti and his wife Halima grew just enough cotton and fruit to sustain their(...)

Minister of State for Finance Simon Harris: says the Government does not agree with the characterisation of the Irish corporation tax system.

Ireland’s corporation tax regime is transparent and robust, Minister of State for Finance Simon Harris has insisted. He told the Dáil the State believ(...)