Gardaí remove demonstrators during an Extinction Rebellion protest outside Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A number of Extinction Rebellion protestors who blocked the gates of Leinster House on Tuesday evening were removed by gardaí but no arrests were made(...)

 An activist draws the ‘XR’ logo on the EU flag. Extinction Rebellion Ireland says voting, lobbying and petitions have all failed. Photograph: EPA

Environmental activists will stage multiple demonstrations in Dublin on Monday as part of a week-long campaign of civil disobedience in the capital ai(...)

Prof Hugh Brady, vice-chancellor of the University of Bristol and a former president of UCD, says the decline of Irish universities is  linked to the global financial crisis and the threat of Brexit. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The state of Ireland’s higher education and research system should be viewed as a national crisis, according to the head of a UK university. Speaking(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced the appointment of Catherine Day in the Dáil following Cabinet approval. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former head of the European Commission Service Catherine Day has been appointed to chair the new Citizens’ Assembly on gender equality. Taoiseach Leo(...)

In 2018 global carbon dioxide emissions grew 2 per cent, reaching a record high. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

All new revenues raised by new or increased carbon taxes in Ireland will be ringfenced to pay for coping with climate action and helping the poor to d(...)

Ireland has no option but to continue insist on a backstop in the Brexit withdrawal agreement in order to prevent the return of a hard Irish border, economist Jim Power has said. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Ireland has no option but to continue insist on a backstop in the Brexit withdrawal agreement in order to prevent the return of a hard Irish border, e(...)

Dr Diarmuid Torney: ‘I stopped eating meat, I try to avoid buying plastic and I try to buy local food wherever possible’

You work on policy and law related to climate change. What sparked your interest in this area? “It was when I was at the University of Oxford looking (...)

Alternative land uses could provide positive returns, rather than the losses that beef production entails. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As Ireland’s economy has recovered, there has been a steady increase since 2014 in our greenhouse gas emissions. If Ireland is to have any chance of (...)

The coal and peat industries must be phased out, while oil imports are radically reduced. We also need to transition from beef farming to more sustainable uses of land.

We are hurtling towards a climate breakdown. Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere passed 415 parts per million for the first time in hum(...)

There is no arguing with the fact that the last Citizens’ Assembly, chaired by Ms Justice Mary Laffoy (above), and the Constitutional Convention that preceded it were a great success. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government’s decision to convene two new citizens’ assemblies, one to consider local government in Dublin and the other to deal with gender equali(...)

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