Rather than being overwhelmed by the powerful emotions that are evoked by climate breakdown, we can channel them into constructive action. Photograph: iStock

“Right now we are facing a manmade disaster of global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change. If we don’t take action, the c(...)

 Climate change activist Greta Thunberg addresses the media during a news conference in Plymouth, England. Thunberg has crossed the Atlantic on a zero-emissions sailboat to attend a conference on global warming. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo

Why is Greta Thunberg so triggering? How can a 16-year-old girl in plaits, who has dedicated herself to the not-exactly sinister, authoritarian plot o(...)

Terry Gilliam: the director said  David Attenborough is the only public figure he trusts. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Terry Gilliam has said he disagrees with the way his friend and fellow Monty Python member John Cleese sees the world, following comments from the lat(...)

Sir Richard Attenborough art work on Dublin’s South Circular Road. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Free outdoor screenings of the acclaimed David Attenborough documentary Our Planet will be staged in Dublin next month to support the campaign for urg(...)

David and Heidi: Octopuses can use tools, recognise faces, hold grudges, and use an iPhone

David Scheel is the kind of man who takes his work home with him. Given that he is a professor of marine biology, who, for the past 25 years, has spec(...)

Cork’s Hannah Looney  celebrates with the O’Duffy Cup after winning the   2018 All-Ireland senior camogie  final against  Kilkenny at Croke Park. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Dual status is something that used to be hailed and lauded in the good old days. From a Cork perspective it used to be quite literally a gift from the(...)

  &Open cofounder Jonathan Legge:  ‘I would like to think more we’re trying to fix something, I know, disruption is about fixing stuff as well. But our starting point is, let’s fix this.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Corporate “swag” is part and parcel of doing business. Pencils, phone cases, stickers, bags – if you can make it, you can brand it and in doing so, th(...)

Our daughter was asking why the planet is in danger – which led me to two questions. Is the planet actually in danger? If so, why? In trying to establish answers to these questions my problems were just beginning

Being a parent is complicated enough as we support our children through their childhood and into what we hope will be happy and fulfilling lives as ad(...)

Lawyer, writer, and former first lady of the US, Michelle Obama.

Irish people admire Michelle Obama and David Attenborough the most, according to a new poll. World lightweight title holder Katie Taylor. (...)

Clodagh Kelly and Katie Harrington, aka 'Climate Queens', only buy second-hand clothing, or swap items with friends. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Around 100 billion items of clothing are delivered out of garment factories around the world every year. Collectively, the world’s population buys 400(...)

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