Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin set to be next taoiseach. Photograph: Damien Eagers/PA

Environmental activists, trade-union leaders and employers have welcomed the endorsement of the programme for government and are calling for major inv(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald takes part in the final TV leaders’ debate at the RTÉ studios in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/AFP via Getty Images

Question: Do carbon taxes reduce emissions, and have they done so in Ireland? Who is making the claim? On Tuesday night’s RTÉ leaders’ debate, Sinn(...)

The three main party leaders ‘are promising more climate action on the one hand, while at the same time promising more regional airports,’ says Dr Cara Augustenborg.

The One Future Campaign has published analysis that finds the three parties leading in opinion polls “have the weakest and vaguest promises on climate(...)

Monday Results: Hewlett Packard. Indicators: Irish labour costs (Q3); UK distributive trades (Nov); German business climate, current conditions a(...)

An interpretation of O’Connell Street, Dublin, overwhelmed by  flooding due to rising sea levels. Graphic: Eddie Sheanon/Midas Productions

Dublin and Cork are built on marshes at the mouth of rivers emptying into the sea. In a stark message to be delivered on Monday night, former RTÉ wea(...)

Gardaí remove demonstrators during an Extinction Rebellion protest on the day of the Irish budget outside Leinster House. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

As gardaí lifted them from outside the gates of Leinster House on Tuesday evening, Ireland’s climate rebels sang “Gardaí, we love you, we’re doing thi(...)

 An activist draws the ‘XR’ logo on the EU flag. Extinction Rebellion Ireland says voting, lobbying and petitions have all failed. Photograph: EPA

Environmental activists will stage multiple demonstrations in Dublin on Monday as part of a week-long campaign of civil disobedience in the capital ai(...)

‘Forests and wood-based products offer sustainable, long-term solutions to the climate-change problem,’ says Prof Pekka Kauppi of the University of Helsinki.

Given the urgent need to address “the climate emergency” and the role forestry could play in reducing carbon emissions, a new approach is needed, acco(...)

Green Party Ciaran Cuffe congratulates Hazel Chu  at the Dublin count centre in the RDS Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Election surges have happened before, but this time it is different. The Greens have more than quadrupled their number of council seats, have got back(...)

Dr Sindy Joyce has been appointed to the Council of State. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A member of the Traveller community appointed by President Michael D Higgins as one of his advisers sees her new role as a rebuke to attacks on her co(...)

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