John Gibbons

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Paul Wagstaff, senior agricultural adviser with Self Help Africa.

One of the more ominous indicators of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa has been the dramatic recent shifts in rainfall patterns. With rain-fed agr(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson’s first steps this month in attempting to forge a new global consensus were widely considered a car crash.  Photograph: Jeremy  Selwyn/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

To say humanity is entering a make-or-break decade is no exaggeration, given the latest climate science. The year 2020 arrived with much talk of what (...)

Fine Gael’s commitment to planting 8,000 hectares of forestry annually is vague on whether this will be biodiverse-rich native species or just more dead zones of industrial timber. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last May, the Oireachtas declared a climate and biodiversity emergency. That was the easy bit. Since then, political inaction has spoken louder than w(...)

A march in Dublin against climate change. “The story has been the same, essentially, since I was writing on it in the 1980s. We’re adding gases to the atmosphere that don’t dissipate quickly.”  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Andrew Revkin is an acclaimed US science and environment writer who has reported on the climate crisis since the late 1980s for the New York Times, Di(...)

A ban on smoky coal was first introduced in Dublin in 1990, and has been adopted by many towns and cities across the country. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish citizens’ lives are being endangered by Government inaction on smoky coal and must be put ahead of “vested commercial interests”, a group of sci(...)

Part of crowd striking for climate change on Molesworth street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Young people across Ireland are protesting this lunchtime at 37 rallies seeking urgent action to address the growing threat of climate breakdown. The(...)

Yul Choi, a South Korean activist with the Korea Green Foundation, protests outside the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Katowice, Poland, on December 10th. Photograph: Karolina Jonderko/The New York Times

Ireland’s ranking as the worst performing country in the EU for action on climate change, for the second year in a row, was roundly criticised by envi(...)

Protesters hold placards during a march for the climate on sidelines of the COP24 summit on December 8th in Katowice, Poland. Photograph:  Janek Skarzynski /Getty Images

Ireland’s performance on climate action in response to global warming has been ranked as the worst in the EU and among the worst in the world in a maj(...)

The Killers: lead singer Brandon Flowers and his band will perform at the RDS on Tuesday

With Body&Soul operating a strict over-20s policy down at Ballinlough Castle, and Billy Joel catering to a more mature audience at Aviva Stadium, (...)

Deutsche Bank chief country officer for Ireland Fiona Gallagher, who has been appointed to the role of global head of the bank’s securities services division. Photograph: Alan Betson

Deutsche Bank has appointed the head of its operations in Ireland, Fiona Gallagher, to the role of global head of its securities services division, pu(...)

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