March for Climate Change: students on their way to Leinster House on March 15th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Political discourse in the State is mostly predictable but it can spring big surprises, sometimes from unexpected quarters. On March 15th, children a(...)

Cacique Raoni Metuktire, chief of the Kayapo tribe, speaks to a translator at the climate change summit in Paris. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

The French leadership of the global climate change summit in Paris last night ramped up pressure for an early agreement with a new draft that removed (...)

Oisín Coghlan, director  of Friends of the Earth: said there was huge disappointment at what he described as the Taoiseach’s “doublespeak”.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Almost 3,000 people have signed an online petition over the past two days criticising Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s claim that emissions targets set for Iri(...)

UN climate change head Christiana Figueres:  no single issue had been finalised or cleared. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Two new draft documents on a possible climate change accord were published in Paris yesterday as negotiators reported tangible but slow progress in t(...)