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Despite industry claims chemical fertilisers and pesticides are essential to higher yields and food security, ‘the opposite is true’, a Christian Aid report states. Photograph: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images

An increasingly intensive global food production system based on use of synthetic chemical inputs such as fertilisers and pesticides “has driven up [c(...)

Charity Christian Aid highlighted on Wednesday practices by pharma giant Abbott to exploit a tax loophole using an arrangement similar to the so-called ‘single malt’ system. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

Further measures to deal with tax avoidance will be introduced in the budget next month, the Dáil has been told, after charity Christian Aid highlight(...)

Paschal Donohoe had said an agreement between the State and Malta would end ‘Single Malt’ arrangements. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government must take immediate action to shut down tax loopholes exploited by multinational companies which are depriving developing countries of (...)

UN secretary general António Guterres: “The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable.” Photograph: Michael Tewelde/AFP via Getty Images

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel for climate change “is a code red for humanity”, according to UN secretary general António Guterres(...)

 Boris Johnson delivers a speech on “levelling up” in the regions during a visit to the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre in Coventry. Photograph:  David Rose/AFP/Getty Imagers

Boris Johnson’s heavily-trailed big speech in Coventry about his vision for levelling up the country was so insubstantial that even he admitted it wa(...)

Eamon Ryan says the change clarifies the role of the Minister for Climate in accounting for carbon removals and in regulating sectors subjected to emission limits under new carbon budgets. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A Climate Bill amendment to provide legal clarity on how carbon “removals” will be accounted for in farming, which will have major implications for th(...)

Friends of the Earth expressed concern the amendments to count removals as well as emissions in carbon budgeting process ‘will encourage the IFA to continue to mislead its members on climate action’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan has agreed tochanges to the Climate Action Bill, which recognise where carbon is removed or stored in agriculture. Th(...)

Israeli forces demolish tents and structures in the Bedouin village of Khirbet Humsah near Tubas city in the Jordan Valley on February 4th, 2021. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand

The labels read “Humanitarian support to Palestinians at risk of forcible transfer in the West Bank” and they lie in the rubble of a destroyed communi(...)

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(...)

Photographs taken from drones showing the extent of widespread flooding in the Shannon river catchment during February 2020, due to 252 per cent of normal rainfall. Photomontage: Paul Scott/Irish Times Graphics Studio

Any notion Ireland in 2020 escaped the effects of global heating that is triggering more extreme weather events does not tally with Met Éireann’s data(...)

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