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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue  shakes hands with Seán O’Rourke before the “Today with Seán O’Rourke” programme on RTÉ Radio 1, on Wednesday. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Every minister for finance likes to have some measure, however small, that they can unveil on budget day without it having been endlessly leaked and a(...)

William Nordhaus  after winning the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences at Yale University on Monday. Photograph:  Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

A study of the economics profession in the United States, undertaken a number of years ago, found that academic papers in economics rarely referred to(...)

Driving change: the move to electric cars Photograph:  PA

The major benefits of halting climate change will be felt by future generations, but the financial costs of taking the necessary actions will be borne(...)

An electric car being charged. The electrification of road transport will have important implications for the economy across a range of dimensions. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

If we are to halt climate change by 2050, we need to make dramatic alterations in our economy and in wider society. A key part of this transformation (...)

Understanding the science issues will help you make your mind up and expose the false claims that build up

Is fracking dangerous? You might say yes because you have heard others say so, but do you even know what it is? Are genetically modified foods harmf(...)

People enjoy the sunny weather at Dollymount strand in  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The pattern of exceptionally dry weather has continued into May, with more sunshine compared to April contributing to drier land and impacting on grou(...)

Bees foraging in Limerick this week.  They may be tricked into breeding too early by the weather. Photograph: John Breen

The mild winter weather has encouraged bees across Ireland to start foraging in mid-January, but this early activity could prove disastrous for hives (...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping and US president Barack Obama formally commit to the Paris agreement in September 2016. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Land temperatures up, ocean temperatures up, and so too the levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases implicated in causing climate change.(...)

Where will Santa’s workshop be if the Arctic ice cap melts? Getty Images/Vetta

It’s the most talked-about place in the world right now. No, not the White House, although white is the prevailing colour here. It’s the North Pole, r(...)

Air-pollution problems afflict large Vietnamese cities such as Hanoi, which frequently has a  blanket of smog.

In Ireland we are already beginning to feel the negative effects of climate change through increased weather variability, and worse is yet to come. H(...)

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