English social geographer Danny Dorling says we are already experiencing a slowdown in terms of population, fertility and even GDP. Photograph:  Simone Padovani/ Awakening/Getty Images

You’d think that there couldn’t be a better time to write a book about the benefits of slowing down but the great irony of Danny Dorling’s new book, S(...)

The National Economic and Social Council has said green investment will be crucial to Ireland’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

Urgent environmental sustainability measures and investments to reduce carbon emissions and protect biodiversity can act as catalysts for Ireland’s ec(...)

Car carrying Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin leaving the Convention Centre after being elected Taoiseach. Photograph: Alan Betson

Every government faces challenges. However, the new alliance between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Greens, secured on Saturday in the Convention Cent(...)

As Ireland emerges from the Covid-19 lockdown, many people will potentially lose their jobs or see the nature of their jobs change radically. File photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP via Getty Images

In the months and years ahead, as Ireland emerges from the Covid-19 lockdown, many people will potentially lose their jobs or see the nature of their (...)

Shouldn’t height deliver more affordable apartments. Photograph: Getty

We’re repeatedly told the answer to Ireland’s housing problem is to build up, not out – in other words more apartments in urban areas. But developers (...)

The Midlands is facing into ’a cliff edge situation’ due to Ireland getting out of peat production and the use of the fuel in power generation, Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has acknowledged. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The Midlands is facing into “a cliff edge situation” due to Ireland getting out of peat production and the use of the fuel in power generation, Minist(...)

Solar panels: Upfront costs for the retrofitting of homes, electric vehicles or access to renewable microgeneration make these services inaccessible to poorer households.  Photograph: Mike Blake

The 2019 climate action plan, taken at face value, aims to catapult Ireland from laggard to leader on climate action globally. Eye-catching proposals (...)

Transport-orientated development will be possible with Metrolink in Dublin and in cities where BusConnects is fully in place, according to the report. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Providing extensive “transport-orientated development” at key urban locations will be critical to ending the dominance of cars in Irish cities, accord(...)

 Síofra Caherty, Fiona O’Doherty Mindy O’Brien, Flossie Donelly, Una Hand, Padraic Fogarty, and Kate Ruddock. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The grassroots uprising is underway and people of all ages are calling for great urgency on climate action. A lack of political action in Ireland has (...)

Professor Louden Ryan (right), then chairman of the National Planning Board in 1984 with Dr Peter Bacon, director of the board secretariat. Photograph: Paddy Whelan /The Irish Times .

Louden Ryan, one of the State’s most influential economists and one of Trinity College Dublin’s most charismatic professors, has died, at the age of 9(...)

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