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Prof John Sweeney said he reacted with dismay as weak aspects of the 2015 Climate Bill were incorporated into the Bill.  Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES

The Government’s Climate Bill to boost the national effort to reduce carbon emissions has come under sustained criticism due to vague language, lack o(...)

The Amazon rainforest on fire near  a  highway in Para state, Brazil. Photograph:  Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty Images

The year is 2035; location is The Hague in the Netherlands. Disgraced former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro (80) is scheduled to appear before th(...)

A crowd had gathered in Louisville on Saturday to protest the death of black woman Breonna Taylor. File photograph: Getty Images

Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting at a demonstration against a black woman’s death in Kentucky’s Louisville, the city’s police said. A c(...)

Polish president Andrzej Duda  and US president Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House. Photograph:   Drew Angerer/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump hit out at “delinquent” Nato members as he called on all members of the transatlantic alliance  – particularly Germany (...)

President Donald Trump participates in a ceremony commemorating the 200th mile of border wall at the US border with Mexico in San Luis, Arizona, on Tuesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump touted his administration’s success at curbing illegal immigration into the United States as he toured a section of the US-M(...)

School climate strikers deliver key election demands: Conor Slattery (17), Réiltín Courtney (14), Mya Farrell on ladder (13) and Chaya Smyth (14). They are with Kevin Farrell and Oisin Coghlan.

Frustration is mounting among young people at the lack of political action on the climate crisis and a sidetracking of the issue during the election c(...)

Bernie Sanders participates in a news conference with Democratic politicians, in Washington, last week.  Photograph: Michael ReynoldS/EPA

Oppressive regimes hide economic inequalities with bread and circuses. The US does it with a mere idea: classlessness. It explains the national self-i(...)

The Black Mamba, the largest venomous snake in Africa. The researchers found strong evidence that venoms have evolved to be more potent toward animals that are more closely related to their diet

Irish researchers have revealed why the venom of some snakes makes them more deadly than others – and how venom has evolved depending on where they li(...)

 Denny Solomona of Sale Sharks scores a try during the Aviva Premiership match against  Worcester Warriors at AJ Bell Stadium. Solomona has been charged by the RFU after allegedly aiming homophobic abuse at Worcester outhalf Jamie Shillock. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Denny Solomona has been charged by the English Rugby Football Union after allegedly aiming homophobic abuse at a Worcester player during an incident i(...)

Brenda Schad: Choctaw and Cherokee ancestry. Photograph: tribeoftwo.com Brenda Schad: Choctaw and Cherokee ancestry. Photograph: tribeoftwo.com

All that stuff about Leo Varadkar and the Choctaws on Monday reminded me of one of the highlights of my journalistic career: the day I had lunch with (...)

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