UK Prime pinister Boris Johnson and Sir David Attenborough at the launch of the next COP26 UN Climate Summit at the Science Museum, London. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/PA Wire

Britain will ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from 2035, five years earlier than planned, in an attempt to reduce air pollution that(...)

A ‘turnkey home’ is what Helen O’Rahilly has moved in to but there’ll be something missing when she steps over the threshold

I’m buying my first Dublin home. I’m waiting for an exchange date and hope to move in next month. After 30 years in London, it’ll be my third hou(...)

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg at a climate strike arranged by the organisation “Fridays For Future” outside the Swedish parliament Riksdagen in Stockholm. Photograph: Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP.

Greta Thunberg has thanked broadcaster Sir David Attenborough for helping to inspire her into climate activism. The Swedish 16-year-old said that wat(...)

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The Christmas onesies are warming on a radiator, the camp bed has been freed from the attic, and the chestnuts are not roasting on an open fire becaus(...)

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(...)

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