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Nourish your children’s interest in the natural world by  making sure they get time in it over the Christmas break. Photograph: iStock

“Excessive choice is sold to us as happiness.” In the Blindboy Podcast (episode 99), he brilliantly describes flicking through the pages of an Argos c(...)

 Jennifer Morgan (centre) executive director of Greenpeace International, talks to reporters  on the last day of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid. Photograph: EPA

Climate activists and environmental NGOs have expressed dismay at the weak outcome at the UN climate talks. After two weeks of talks all countries a(...)

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The Taoiseach is enjoying some rare time off over Christmas and this year promises to be a particularly special one for Leo Varadkar and his family. (...)

Armagh’s All-Ireland winner and professional counsellor Oisín McConville gives a Gaelic football skills training session to young Palestinian refugees in the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem. Photograph: Garry Walsh/Trócaire.

An All-Ireland winner and a reformed gambler who counsels others now, it takes a lot to blow Oisín McConville’s mind. Yet the Armagh great was litera(...)

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Are you a selfless Santa? It may be better to give than to receive, but by donating to a worthy charity at the same time you can double up on that dop(...)

Protesters walk past Madrid’s  city hall on Cibeles Square  during a mass-march  demanding  urgent action on the climate crisis from world leaders attending the COP25 summit  in the city. Photograph: Oscar Del Pozo/AFP via Getty Images.

Wealthy countries attending the UN climate talks in Madrid, including the world's  largest carbon emitters, have been accused of lagging behind i(...)

People recover their belongings after  cyclone Idai in  Mozambique,  March 2019. Photograph: EPA/Andre Catueira

Ireland must increase its funding of projects tackling climate change by nearly six times the current amount to fairly contribute to efforts to preven(...)

Zimbabweans queue to get a free monthly food basket at a pick-up station run by WFP and Goal in Mutare district, Manicaland province. Photograph: Bill Corcoran

Rural communities in eastern Zimbabwe hit by the full force of two natural disasters since the beginning of 2019 are struggling to survive. Cylone Id(...)

President Michael D Higgins:  ‘We more than most should be deeply aware of our moral obligation to welcome those fleeing poverty, famine, persecution, war or natural disaster.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Irish people should be more “deeply aware” than others of the moral obligation to welcome those fleeing persecution because of our own history with em(...)

Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger of Teamwork.com, last year’s winners of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Monday Results: Analog Devices, Campbell Soup. Indicators: US housing market index (Nov). Meetings: Dublin Chamber Future of Cruise Tourism in (...)

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