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Stéphane Crouzat, French  ambassador  to Ireland,  Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, an indigenous woman from the Mbororo pastoralist community of Chad, and  Mary Robinson, president of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice at the  climate change conference in Trinity College, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The rights of communities in the midlands who have depended on its bogs for a living over many decades need to be protected as Bord na Móna gets out o(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaking in  Dublin Castle on Saturday after he was re-elected. Photograph: Collins

Here is the full text of President Michael D Higgins’s acceptance speech, delivered after his re-election was confirmed in Dublin Castle on Saturday n(...)

“Despite all of this unequivocal evidence supporting ambitious climate action, Ireland’s performance in meeting the goals of the Paris agreement and EU directives has been dismal”

The stark findings of the UN “1.5 degrees” report on global warming “heralds the end of the fossil fuel era”, according to climate justice campaigner (...)

Caoimhe de Barra said she was hugely honoured to be given the opportunity to lead Trócaire.

Caoimhe de Barra has been appointed chief executive of Trócaire, the Irish Catholic Church’s overseas development agency. A 48-year-old Dubliner, sh(...)

A file image showing the coffin of Aidan McAnespie being carried through the British army checkpoint  where he was shot dead.  Photograph: Pacemaker

A former British army soldier is to be prosecuted for the February 1988 killing of Co Tyrone man Aidan McAnespie. Northern Ireland’s Public Prosectio(...)

A tie-wearing Mark Zuckerberg gets the press horde treatment on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

In numbers: Russian punishment 7 Number of Russian oligarchs hit by a new wave of US sanctions, with the protectionist White House taking a break fr(...)

 A lone walker makes her way down Rathmines Road in Dublin during Friday morning rush hour.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish

Anna Martin thought that maybe she should have named her baby after the ambulance man who was so helpful when she was rushed to the National Maternity(...)

Fred Scappaticci pictured in west belfast in 2003. Photograph: Pacemaker Belfast

A man widely named as the UK Army’s notorious IRA agent Stakeknife has been arrested by detectives, sources said. Freddie Scappaticci has always stro(...)

Former senior loyalist paramilitary turned so-called supergrass Gary Haggarty. Photograph: Pacemaker

The evidence of loyalist “supergrass” Gary Haggarty is to be used against just one suspected Ulster Volunteer Force member who is alleged to be involv(...)

Maíria Cahill, above, and two other women alleged they were sexually abused by IRA member Martin Morris when they were in their teens. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The North’s Public Prosecution Service, which mishandled the investigation of rape allegations made by Maíria Cahill, has improved its performance but(...)

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