Cattle graze in Cootehill Co Cavan. Environmental umbrella group EP said ‘without a decrease in cattle numbers Ireland will continue to be in breach of EU law’. Photograph: Getty

A plan that tries to set out how Irish agriculture could achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 “perpetuates business-as-usual practices that will continue(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg protests outside  the Swedish parliament  in Stockholm  during a  Fridays for Future climate protest last week. The pandemic  has only intensified the widespread appreciation that business as usual can no longer be countenanced. Photograph:   Jonathan Nackstrand/Getty Images

The teenagers of Ireland had planned on hosting a massive Fridays for Future protest last week on September 25th to remind their elders that they cont(...)

Students on the March for Climate Change in March. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ten large rallies are being held across Ireland on Friday, the biggest in Dublin, as part of the global day of action to counter climate disruption. (...)

Fossil-fuel emissions. Renewable Energy Ireland  has describing the plan  as “a road map for turning Ireland into a climate-change leader”. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s long-awaited plan to address the threat of climate breakdown “is the biggest innovation in Irish climate policy in 20 years”, accordi(...)

Fr Peter McVerry said: “This situation represents a grave social injustice, with deeply damaging consequences for individuals, families, and society as a whole.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Jesuits are urging people to support the ‘Raise the Roof’ housing rally outside Leinster House on Wednesday, saying that it is “an important oppor(...)

Builder Gary Martin, Francis Doherty of Peter McVerry Trust, David Carroll of Ravenswood, director of fund raising Anne Marie Conway, and trust chief executive Pat Doyle at the three buildings on Sherrard Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Three large Victorian buildings in Dublin’s north inner city, which have housed the Pioneer Association, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice and t(...)

Last year several prisons’ visiting committees reported their concerns on the impact of criminal gangs on prison life. Photograph: The Irish Times

There are up to 14 criminal gangs operating in Irish prisons which are putting “huge pressure” on resources, according to the head of the Irish Prison(...)

February 2015, in an interview with Gay Byrne on the RTE show The Meaning of Life, the British comedian Stephen Fry engaged on a range of questions before famously addressing the knotty theological problem of theodicy. Photograph: RTÉ

In February 2015, in an interview with Gay Byrne on the RTÉ show The Meaning of Life, the British comedian Stephen Fry engaged on a range of questions(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said when the Fines Act 2014 takes full effect the figures on imprisonment for fines will change dramatically.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Almost 80 per cent of female committals to prison last year were for non-payment of fines, the Irish Prison Service annual report shows. Overall comm(...)

Social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry: said that “young offenders in the 18-24 age group have more in common with adolescents than adults”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Responsibility for prisoners aged 18-24 should be transferred to Minister for Children Katherine Zappone, said social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVe(...)

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