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The urge to nurture things during the pandemic gave us a better understanding of how the nurturing nurtures us back. Photograph: iStock

Start the world I want to get on again, at a different speed and with new music. I’m excited to see what we will do when we can gather in rooms togeth(...)

“As nature is pushed to the fringes of our built-up world, it is these small pockets of wild resistance that can help.”

The tail-end of winter is frustrating, writes Dara McAnulty in his wonderful Diary of a Young Naturalist. “All this waiting to travel through a portal(...)

The coalition said people in developing countries need “urgent access” to vaccines and treatments. Photograph: Laura Hutton/ The Irish Times/ File

There “simply is no way” to defeat Covid-19 in Ireland without “united action worldwide”, an open letter to the Taoiseach from a coalition of Irish or(...)

Mike Ryan, WHO’s top emergency expert,  was speaking after receiving Trócaire’s annual Romero prize. Photograph: EPA

Ireland faces “a defining moment” if it chooses to vaccinate healthy young people against Covid-19 when healthcare workers and more vulnerable people (...)

Trócaire says ‘the number of boxes sent to each parish has been reduced by up to 50 per cent’ this year. File photograph: Kim Haughton

Irish charity Trócaire has urged the public to continue supporting its “life-saving work” as its inability to distribute as many collection boxes due (...)

With Catholic priests unable to mark people’s foreheads with ashes this Wednesday to mark the beginning of Lent due to Covid-19 restrictions, one diocese is offering advice on how to do so at home. File photograph: iStock.

With Catholic priests unable to mark people’s foreheads with ashes this Wednesday to mark the beginning of Lent due to Covid-19 restrictions, one dioc(...)

The Irish Emergency Alliance says it can save on costs by sharing resources during appeals.

Trócaire, the Catholic bishops’ overseas development agency, has joined forces with six other major Irish aid agencies as a member of the Irish Emerge(...)

Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan, who also participated in a Zoom meeting with his constituents, said he had no problem with taking on board recommendations for improving the Bill. The extent of pre-legislative scrutiny conducted by the committee was unprecedented, he said, and the outcome from this was “very useful and beneficial”. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than 1,240 people from around the country participated in “a mass online lobby for faster and fairer climate action” on Monday by engaging with t(...)

 As a rich nation, we have an obligation to help those more at risk to climate change. Photograph: iStock

Can we have a break from “record-breaking”? For a long time, those words were (for me, anyway) associated with all sorts of curiosities, mainly due to(...)

“Millions of people who may have been earning less than $1 a day before the pandemic are now earning nothing at all.”  Photograph: Getty Images

Trócaire has warned that over 270 million people around the world are facing a Christmas of hunger due to drought and Covid-19 restrictions. It has (...)

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