Winners Jane Clarke, Ríona Judge McCormack and Chris Connolly  at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards, in the RHA Gallery on Thursday,  April 28th, 2016. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Ríona Judge McCormack has been named the Hennessy New Irish Writer 2016 at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards in Dublin. Judge McCormack’s shor(...)

When enterprising duo, Moya Doherty and John McColgan, took the world by storm with Riverdance in 1995 and the till started ringing to the tune of €9(...)

This is a highly auspicious week for the future of Syria. On the fifth anniversary of its murderous civil war, resumed peace talks are under way in Ge(...)

In its Lenten campaign this year, the biggest annual fundraising campaign in Ireland, the Trócaire box is featuring people from Ireland celebrating the charity’s supporters and all who are fighting for justice for the world’s poor. Photograph: Trócaire website

Last year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign raised almost € 8.3 million, which was about a 4 per cent increase on the 2014 figure of € 8 million. The funds(...)

Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland, said Stand for Justice event  was a lively discussion that highlighted the four main issues of public services, child poverty, sustainable energy and overseas aid.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ending poverty for Irish children and growing housing problems were hot topics for a cross-party panel of eight politicians and an audience at a Stand(...)

The Trocaire charity puts 91 cent of every €1 donated towards its charitable work. Photograph: Kim Haughton

If giving to charity was on your agenda over the festive season, you may wonder how much of your donation ended up going to your worthy cause. It’s(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: “The next generation would not forgive us if this deal was not done.”  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said the Paris agreement on global climate change represented a “truly multilateral response to one of th(...)

Cacique Raoni Metuktire, chief of the Kayapo tribe, speaks to a translator at the climate change summit in Paris. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

The French leadership of the global climate change summit in Paris last night ramped up pressure for an early agreement with a new draft that removed (...)

A French customs officer photographs one of the banners brought by Irish environmental activists to the UN climate conference. Photograph: William Hederman

A bus carrying 35 Irish climate activists was stopped by French police in the port of Cherbourg for almost three hours on Thursday. The activists, r(...)

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 (...)