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Perhaps the more concerning thing should be that, faced with challenges such as air pollution and the spread of viruses, our societal response is not to try to fix the source of the problems but to buy more products to try and mitigate their effects. Photograph: iStock

It seems to have started as a joke. Two friends decided to fill a small plastic bag with air from a hillside in Canada, and put it on eBay to sell for(...)

It’s estimated that glass collisions cause up to one billion birds deaths in the United States and 25 million birds deaths in Canada annually. Photograph: FLAP Canada.

Be it in homes, offices or shopping malls, many are seeking to get closer to nature without having to set foot outdoors. Yet, constructing buildings(...)

A queue for airline tickets at Dublin Airport. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Just under 33 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport last year setting a new record for traffic at the airport. All told around 30.7 millio(...)

The Custom House next to the River LIffey in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Dublin has been ranked the worst city in the world to find a place to live for expats in a new study published on Tuesday. Ireland’s capital was in l(...)

People load luggage  into a car at José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba. File photograph: Enrique De La Osa/Reuters

Two years ago, my son spent half his transition year in the Vedado area of Havana, a few miles west of Havana’s extraordinary old city. Havana is a vi(...)

A carriage passes by the St Stephen’s cathedral in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty

Vienna has held off Melbourne to retain the top spot on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index for 2019, further strengthening its(...)

Norwegian Air said on Tuesday that it was ceasing its transatlantic services from Ireland. Photograph: iStock

With the announcement on Tuesday that Norwegian Air was ending its transatlantic routes from Ireland in September, the era of budget airlines flying t(...)

Fr Dominic Valanmahal. Photograph via Facebook

A Catholic diocese in Canada has cancelled a retreat to be given there next month by Indian priest Fr Dominic Valanmanal who has been preaching that a(...)

Gas broker EBI has been acquired by global commodities broker Marex Spectron. Photograph: iStock

A global commodities broker headquartered in London will establish its European headquarters in Dublin after having acquired an Irish company. Marex (...)

Dublin Airport: long-haul passengers accounted for five  million last year, a rise of 15 per cent, while short-haul traffic rose by 5 per cent to 26.5 million. Photograph: Eric Luke

A record 31.5 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport last year, a 6 per cent rise year on year. It was the eighth year in a row passenger (...)

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