Brendan O’Neill, an Irish Research Council-funded PhD scholar at work on an early-medieval roundhouse. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What is the connection between smart beehives and monastic Ireland? Or the connection between bronze-age metalwork and ultrafast magnetism? Or betw(...)

Bishop William Crean of the Diocese of Cloyne in Co Cork paid tribute to the Irish Naval Service for its efforts to rescue  refugees in the Mediterranean. Photograph: PA

The deaths of so many migrants in the Mediterranean is reminiscent of the Irish experience of coffin ships during the Great Famine, according to an Ir(...)

Scientists are worried about widespread hardship and migration as some regions become effectively uninhabitable due to persistent drought or rising sea levels. Above, women in Kenya carry water from a well. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Last month I attended a conference, Meeting the Challenge of Climate Justice: From Evidence to Action, hosted by Trócaire and St Patrick’s College,(...)

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

Mary Robinson: “The latest science makes it clear that the world needs to reach zero carbon emissions globally by 2050 to maximise chances of staying below 2 degrees and to make 1.5 degrees feasible.” Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Two-thirds of known fossil-fuel reserves must be left in the ground if global warming is to be kept at less that 2 degrees above pre-industrial level(...)

The human rights activist and academic Karen Kenny, who has died aged 49, was the epitome of a whole generation of young Irish men and women who were (...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

President Michael D Higgins recalled that Archbishop Romero was known in El Salvador as “the bishop walks with the people”. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

President Michael D Higgins praised the Catholic bishops’ agency Trócaire for its human rights work in El Salvador and its fight for social justice t(...)

A man closes a window in the wall next to a mural of the late Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero in Panchimalco, on the outskirts of San Salvador. Photograph: Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters

The beatification of Archbishop Óscar Romero on Sunday in San Salvador, capital of El Salvador, will be marked at the Festival of Peoples’ Mass in Dub(...)

Robust measures aimed at preventing Irish companies from becoming involved in human rights abuses in Africa are “urgently needed”, according to a repo(...)