Ireland is a member of the international Power Past Coal alliance, which pledges to stop burning coal for electricity. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

The Government should cancel a 10-year contract won by ESB International to run a new coal-fired electricity power station in the Philippines, environ(...)

Filipino residents dismantle a shanty after it was damaged by a barged caused by strong winds and rain brought by typhoon Rammasun along the coastline of the Tondo slum area, in Manila. Photograph: Dennis M. Sabangan

A typhoon killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and hit the capital, prompting the evacuation of about 370,000 people and sh(...)