Kevin O Sullivan

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Many common psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, “are deeply connected on a genetic level”, scientists have discovered.(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe agreed that meeting the climate challenge was not only in the national interest, but it was also “our national obligation”.

Ireland has a longer journey to travel in tackling climate change than many other countries, but Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has reiterated his intention t(...)

By 2030 and 60 per cent of new car sales will be electric vehicles, ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty predicted. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Widespread adoption of electric vehicles and replacement of domestic heating systems using fossil fuels with heat pumps will be key to decarbonising I(...)

Denis Naughton rejected the basis for arriving at the ranking and the conclusions reached by the NGO, Climate Action Network Europe. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The findings of a European report ranking Ireland as the second worst EU member state on actions to address climate change have been strongly rejected(...)

Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten says there will be specific measures in Budget 2019 to help meet the Government’s climate change goals including on carbon tax. Photograph: Getty Images

What have we committed to on climate change? Ireland has committed to a range of targets to be achieved by 2020 on carbon emissions from transport, a(...)

Marriage may protect against development of heart disease and stroke as well as influencing who is more likely to die of these diseases, new research (...)

The CAN report highlighted the critical need for Ireland to urgently implement the recent Citizens’ Assembly proposals. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is falling behind its EU counterparts due to failure to decrease polluting carbon emissions, the chair of An Taisce’s Climate Change Committee(...)

New EU deal on renewable energy should see more electric vehicles being used.

A new EU target for renewable energy is expected to lead to an accelerated adoption of electric vehicles, but has been strongly criticised by Irish ag(...)

 Ice floats near the coast of Antarctica. Photograph: Nasa

The Antarctic ice sheet lost about 3 trillion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017, according to satellite analysis, with recent losses causing global (...)

Icebergs in the northern Weddell Sea off Antarctica:  ice loss is speeding up and adding even more to rising sea levels. Photograph: John Sonntag/Nasa via The New York Times

It may be the remotest region in the world but Antarctica is “intimately coupled” with the rest of the planet and human society, according to a group (...)

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