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Maria Mercedes Gomez (65) is from the Rio Blanco community in Honduras who are resisting the construction of a hydro-electric dam. Photograph: Garry Walsh/Trócaire.

Almost 250 people around the world were murdered last year for defending land, indigenous people and environmental rights, according to a report by Tr(...)

The DSPCA is looking for people to sponsor pets this Christmas.

You may well be exhausted from the Christmas rush. But with just a week to go, if you still have gifts to get, why not consider one that can benefit s(...)

Local school children join Greta Thunberg’s initiative on climate strike during the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland, on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Environmental and development organisations have welcomed Ireland’s underlining of its commitment to the Paris agreement on climate change but have ca(...)

An environmental activist protests at the venue of the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland. Photograph:  Agencja Gazeta/Grzegorz Celejewski via Reuters

Ireland is to allocate an additional €4.5 million to international co-operation on climate action, Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has said(...)

Yul Choi, a South Korean activist with the Korea Green Foundation, protests outside the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Katowice, Poland, on December 10th. Photograph: Karolina Jonderko/The New York Times

Ireland’s ranking as the worst performing country in the EU for action on climate change, for the second year in a row, was roundly criticised by envi(...)

Lucy Ní Mhaoláin (11) plays Trócaire’s new education game ‘Project Honduras’ together with her classmates Mia Ní Raghailligh (12), Harvey Mac Riocard (11) and Brandán Ó Casín (11) from  Gaelscoil  Bharra Cabrach in Dublin. Photograph : Garry Walsh/ Trócaire

Project Honduras, an award-winning computer game developed by charity Trócaire, has launched. The strategy game, which is based on the real-life exper(...)

Stéphane Crouzat, French  ambassador  to Ireland,  Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, an indigenous woman from the Mbororo pastoralist community of Chad, and  Mary Robinson, president of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice at the  climate change conference in Trinity College, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The rights of communities in the midlands who have depended on its bogs for a living over many decades need to be protected as Bord na Móna gets out o(...)

Pope Francis blesses a portrait of Archbishop Oscar Romero. Photograph: Vatican Media/EPA

In an era when fake news is everywhere and three journalists have been murdered in the EU within the past year, it is worth pondering that the recentl(...)

A class that lost pupils in an August 2018 Saudi-led air strike on a school bus in Saada province in Yemen. Photograph: Naif Rahma/Reuters

The presumed murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul has diverted attention from dire warnings that nearly h(...)

Archbishop Oscar Romero (1917 - 1980) at home in San Salvador in November 1979. Photograph: Alex Bowie/Getty

There is something about the murder of a priest saying Mass that has always stirred the Christian imagination. The priest is then at his most vulnerab(...)

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