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Pope Francis has appointed Fr Michael Duignan of the Diocese of Elphin as the Bishop of Clonfert, following the resignation of Bishop John Kirby.  Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has appointed Fr Michael Duignan of the Diocese of Elphin as the Bishop of Clonfert, following the resignation of Bishop John Kirby. Ar(...)

Climate action plan: The EUs and Ireland’s 2050 targets are not yet aligned to the Paris climate agreement. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

The Government’s climate action plan “will not deliver the revolution in how we live as promised”, analysis by Ireland’s climate action and environmen(...)

“In comparison with the rest of Europe, Irish people are still far more religious.” Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

At a recent Irish Association conference, Belief in the Future: Religion and Changing Identity, Rev Prof Anne Lodge, director of the Church of Ireland(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton halted the Climate Emergency Bill, which had won international support. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Cabinet has killed off a Bill aimed at banning oil and gas exploration in Irish waters, fearing an increase in dependence on imported fuels, a rel(...)

Fossil-fuel emissions. Renewable Energy Ireland  has describing the plan  as “a road map for turning Ireland into a climate-change leader”. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s long-awaited plan to address the threat of climate breakdown “is the biggest innovation in Irish climate policy in 20 years”, accordi(...)

Liat and Oliver Schurmann, who are bringing an underwater marine garden, called Aquamarina, to Bloom. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sustainability and climate change are the twin issues radically reshaping the future of gardening, inspiring a new generation to throw away the rule b(...)

 Sally O’Neill was killed following a road incident in Guatemala. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Trocaire/PA

Sally O’Neill, the veteran Trócaire figure who died in a car crash in Guatamala on Sunday, was one of Ireland’s most high-profile humanitarians, with (...)

 Sally O’Neill pictured at Áras An Uachtarain in March 2015 with President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Tributes have been paid to Sally O’Neill, a leading figure in the overseas development organisation Trócaire, after her death in a car crash in Guatem(...)

Last October, Paul Reid was appointed by the Government to serve on the implementation advisory council for the Sláintecare health reform programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government is expected to agree to pay a salary of just over €300,000 per year to the new head of the HSE. The Sunday Business Post reported at t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: are Oliver Callan’s barbs getting to him?  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

A clumsy attempt at comedy by Leo Varadkar on Thursday night had guests at a special dinner in Dublin wondering if comedian Oliver Callan’s well-aimed(...)

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