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Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment,  Richard Bruton was not in his department during a two-hour sit in during a climate action protest. File photograph: Tom Honan

More than 40 activists occupied the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in Dublin on Friday for almost two hours, and called (...)

The ‘Voices of Impact: Women Leaders Shaping Global Change’, at the RDS on Saturday August 25th. as part of the World Meeting of families, will be chaired by broadcaster and entrepreneur Norah Casey. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A symposium dedicated to the global impact of women’s leadership will be held as part of the World Meeting of Families (WMF) later this month. The ‘(...)

School children around the world are being exposed on a daily basis to cigarette advertising and promotions by a tobacco industry that needs to recrui(...)

Migrants  at Malakassa refugee camp, some 50km north of Athens, where about 700 refugees, mainly from Afghanistan, await their fate. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Closing borders and turning away refugees will cause bigger problems for countries long-term, the chair of Ireland’s NGO association Dóchas has said. (...)

“I kind of do the work as opposed to saying what I want to be.” Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice, visiting the Learning for Life centre in Esker Hill, Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘She does ‘mumsy’ well”, murmurs an observer, watching the local TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, drive off after declari(...)

Native tree species are being re-established through impressive restoration programmes undertaken by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, by Coillte, and by NGOs such as Woodlands of Ireland

How long, the American farmer-poet Wendell Berry asked, does it take to make the woods? As long, he answered himself, as it takes to mak(...)