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School pupils  during a global protest for action to tackle climate change, outside the Dáil in Dublin.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The climate strikes by school pupils in Ireland was led by protesters in Dublin, where more than 11,000 marched on Dáil Éireann at lunchtime seeking u(...)

Part of crowd striking for climate change on Molesworth street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Young people across Ireland are protesting this lunchtime at 37 rallies seeking urgent action to address the growing threat of climate breakdown. The(...)

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, attends a protest next to Sweden’s parliament in Stockholm on March 8th. The sign reads ‘School strike for the climate’. Photograph: Ilze Filks/Reuters

Thousands of Irish students are joining a global protest for action to tackle climate change on Friday which will see public gatherings staged at more(...)

A mural shows Australian prime minister Scott Morrison holding a lump of coal as it advertises a rally by students across the world to protest against climate change, in Melbourne. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Our climate Our climate has shaped life on Earth for thousands of years. A combination of “the atmosphere, oceans, lands, ice and the life on our pla(...)

British prime minister  Theresa May speaks in Parliament after a no-deal Brexit was rejected in a vote on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Reuters TV

Now Theresa. As far as that new extension in Westminster is concerned, don’t be doing anything mad. Go in just under the planning guidelines. Nothing(...)

A file photograph of participants at a previous Raise the Roof protest in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government should increase capital funding for public housing, end evictions and cap rents to tackle the housing and homelessness crisis, a Cork r(...)

Patricia King of Ictu says a pension ‘is one of the things that marks out decent employers from those who wish to exploit ordinary working people’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Supervisors and assistant supervisors working on community employment schemes are to go on strike for 12 hours on Monday. The staff concerned, who a(...)

The letter, which has been signed by 40 senior figures including Gary Hart, comes ahead of Tanaiste Simon Coveney’s visit to Washington this week. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A group of prominent Irish-Americans, including former US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Gary Hart and five former US ambassadors, have written to (...)

Black and Tans hold a suspected Sinn Féin member at gunpoint. A fallen man lies in the background. Photo by  Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

The story of Ireland’s pursuit of independence is an old one which needs retelling for a new generation. The Irish Revolution is a three-part document(...)

Michael and Danny Healy-Rae suggested the Taoiseach had done a grave disservice to the struggling Irish beef sector.

Beef farmers were very annoyed with the Taoiseach recently for daring to remark that he is trying to cut down on the amount of red meat he eats. Such (...)

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