Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg: Mohammad Dahlan, the former leader of the Gaza division of Palestinian group Fatah, has filed a case against Facebook Ireland.

The most damning and deliberately evocative line in this week’s UK parliamentary committee evisceration of Facebook’s business model and behaviour was(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg ‘continually fails to show the levels of leadership and personal responsibility that should be expected from someone who sits at the top of one of the world’s biggest companies’. File photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Mark Paul wrote a perceptive assessment in an opinion piece on January 24th last. The business affairs correspondent of this newspaper observed the te(...)

Bríd Smith: “It comes from a Government that speaks out of both sides of its face on climate change”

The continued obstruction of a Bill to ban fossil fuel exploration in Ireland by an Oireachtas committee “is an act of environmental vandalism”, accor(...)

A gilets jaunes protest in Paris. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

There is a cross-party “spirit of collaboration” within the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Change, according to its chairwoman, Hildegarde Naughton. (...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton said the Government aimed to deliver a network of charging points for electric cars across the country. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The window is closing rapidly to address climate action in this country, Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton said on Monday before discussing (...)

Gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protesters set fire to garbage bins and other items in Bordeaux. Photograph: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images

The gilets jaunes protests in France, sparked by a hike in carbon tax, “probably sent a shiver down the spine of politicos in Ireland”. That is how an(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

 The  legislation, proposed by Deputy Bríd Smith, would make Ireland the fifth country globally to ban fossil fuel exploration. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Government move to stall a Climate Emergency Bill, that includes a proposal to end fossil fuel exploration in Ireland, was contrary to parliamentary(...)

Maire Breathnach from Mayo makes a point to Minister for Transport Shane Ross at a public meeting held by environmental group Stop Climate Chaos  in Dublin on Wednesday.  Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

A speed date with your local TD on the issue of climate change might not seem like a potentially romantic engagement. But lack of passion was not an i(...)

Mark Zuckerberg is empty-chaired at a House of Commons ‘grand committee’. Photograph: Gabriel Sainhas/UK parliament/AFP

Image of the week: Where’s Mark? While they neglected to follow the example of a campaigner outside who did the whole papier-maché head thing as he h(...)

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