’On average women spend double the time of men on caring and almost twice as much time on housework’

Irish adults spend more than 30 hours a week on unpaid care provision and housework, the third-highest level in Europe according to new research. Th(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has criticised what he has described as a lack of progress on developing the Taoiseach’s proposed new covenant. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Religious leaders are expected to ask Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to elaborate on Thursday on what he meant when calling for a new covenant between church (...)

The transition to a low-carbon and more sustainable future offers us opportunities, but we must plan for this transition and ensure that those communities whose livelihoods will be most impacted are supported. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

Ireland’s track record on meeting our national and international targets on climate policy is lamentable, to say the least. Our greenhouse gas emissio(...)

Irish butterfly populations have declined by  12 per cent over the past decade.

The latest evaluation of biodiversity loss in Ireland confirms potentially-catastrophic species loss and deterioration of globally-important habitats (...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

It would be hugely ironic for an Ireland “that pushes relentlessly a secular agenda” to ignore the remarkable diversity among its people today “simply(...)

March for Climate Change: students on their way to Leinster House on March 15th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Political discourse in the State is mostly predictable but it can spring big surprises, sometimes from unexpected quarters. On March 15th, children a(...)

Chairwoman  of the Climate Action Committee Hildegarde Naughton TD and  Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Substantial progress has been made by an Oireachtas all-party committee on agreeing major steps to decarbonise Ireland and to implement the recommenda(...)

IFA president Joe Healy: told farmers at agm they were being unfairly blamed for Ireland’s immense emissions problem.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish farmers stoutly defended their response to climate change but the Minister responsible for curbing emissions was equally robust in seeking decar(...)

RTÉ has been criticised repeatedly for its coverage of climate change, notably on flagship programmes. Photograph:  Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

RTÉ is to increase coverage of climate change in response to growing audience demand, according to its director general, Dee Forbes. The expanded con(...)

Steam rises from the brown coal-fired power plant operated  in Bergheim. The Rhenish Brown Coal Field is Europe’s largest carbon dioxide source. According to a report by the UN, the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have gone up for the first time in four years. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA

Over coming months the Government needs to ensure two cornerstones for long-term climate change policy move into place. The first is to set a trajecto(...)

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