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Rowan Kelly (front) from Bray with other members of Climate Strike Fridays for Future, spending their thirteenth  consecutive Friday protesting about climate change outside the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

During a talk on climate change a few years ago, secondary school pupil Conal O’Boyle heard something which jolts him still. “We were told that kids (...)

Students take part in a march for the environment and the climate in Brussels. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of Irish schoolchildren are set to go on strike on Friday March 15th because of the failures of adults to address climate change. The protest(...)

The Book Centre, Waterford. Photograph: Jennifer O'Connell

This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. The digital revolution was going to kill off physical books and bookshops altogether. It’s true that between r(...)

Flooding around Parteen Weir in Co Clare.  The Shannon-Dublin water pipeline will cost more than €1.2bn and its footprint will be immense.  Photograph: TISC

It is described as “one of the most important [infrastructural] projects in the history of the State”. Though not quite at the scale of Ardnacrusha hy(...)

A nice piece of sourdough is perfect for an open sandwich of hot smoked salmon and gribiche

Gribiche is a chunky mayonnaise-style French sauce that is made with boiled eggs, oil and then plenty of herbs, capers and gherkins. Traditionally it’(...)

A peaceful pre-election street protest at the Dáil organised by members of the Triratna Buddhist Community  to highlight Government inaction on climate change. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Academics have called for the next government, regardless of make-up, to establish a citizens’ convention on climate change. In an open letter signed(...)

MJ O’Rahilly: Dublin Metropolitan Police files report him as being among the extremists observed moving about the centre of Dublin on January 21st, 1916.

January 21st, 1916 Dublin Metropolitan Police files: I beg to report that on the 20th, the undermentioned extremists were observed moving about an(...)

Nadim Khoury, master brewer and co-founder of Taybeh brewery in Ramallah. Photograph: Joseph O’Connor

It’s a Friday morning in Ramallah and there’s a sleepy atmosphere in the de-facto capital for the Palestinians, as the majority of locals observe the (...)

Francis Bailey says the war “was not a piece of history for me. It directly affected my life.”

Francis Bailey joined the Royal Engineers in England after the Luftwaffe bombed him and his family out of their home in Birmingham. Born in October 1(...)

The Starry Kitchen in Drumcondra was one of 14 food outlets to be served with a closure order in May. Image via Google street maps.

Fourteen food businesses were forced to close by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in May. This is the highest number of closures in one mo(...)