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Students take part in a strike for action on climate change: Ireland has been singled out for its ‘lack of focus’ on  targets. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A national climate change plan submitted by the Government to the European Commission is “way off track” in meeting targets, according the EU’s leadin(...)

 Finnish Social Democrat Party leader Antti Rinne prepares to vote at a polling station in Mantsala, Finland. Photograph: Markku Ojala/EPA

Finland’s leftist Social Democrat party leader Antti Rinne has declared victory in Sunday’s general election, after partial results showed his party (...)

I have certainly been to gabfests where I have been bored to a semi-coma by a parade of dull speakers. Photograph: Getty

From time to time, the business world comes up with an idea so baffling it is hard to believe anyone takes it seriously. I came across one last week (...)

Local-election candidate: Lekha Menon Margassery, who is running as an Independent in Cork city. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Can Irish politics become as diverse as Irish society?  In 2016 Uruemu Adejinmi got in touch with a local Longford general election candida(...)

Ecuadorians demonstrate in Quito against the expulsion of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London after almost seven years. Photograph: Jose Jacome/EPA

Senior Democrats have said that Julian Assange should be held accountable for WikiLeaks’ hacking of Democratic emails during the 2016 presidential ele(...)

Dublin District Heating Scheme will be linked to Covanta’s waste-to-energy plant in Ringsend. Construction is expected to begin by 2020. Photograph: Eric Luke

There are many thousands of heat sources in Irish cities and large towns wasting vast amounts of energy which could be harnessed to provide cheap, low(...)

 Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, in London in February 2011. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

August 2010 Swedish prosecutors issue an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange alleging rape and molestation. Assange denies the all(...)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, 2017. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Pale, heavily bearded and unsteady, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — who was removed the Ecuadorian embassy on Thursday — cut a very different figur(...)

Amazon is investing in three renewable energy projects.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is to invest in a renewable energy project in Ireland, committing to a wind farm in Donegal as part of its long-term goal of(...)

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Europe needs to decide on a digital tax and should lead the way if there is insufficient consensus globally, the EU competition commissioner Margrethe(...)

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