Lucy Holmes

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Kay O’Neill from Portlaoise and Marcus Mac Gabhann from Dublin take part in a students’ climate strike outside Leinster House. Photograph Crispin Rodwell

Irish schools climate strikers took to the streets again in their thousands on Friday to declare the Government’s response to a warming world is still(...)

Gardaí remove demonstrators during an Extinction Rebellion protest outside Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A number of Extinction Rebellion protestors who blocked the gates of Leinster House on Tuesday evening were removed by gardaí but no arrests were made(...)

Students taking part in the “march for climate change” in Dublin earlier this year. Photo: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times
Meet the new student activists

In August of last year, Greta Thunberg sat down on the steps of Swedish parliament and would not budge. She was striking from school, demanding that (...)

Student  protesters in  Dublin on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Thousands of young Irish students took to the streets at lunchtime on Friday in a second round of national protests demanding a more radical response (...)

Efrem Gidey of Le Chéile Secondary School in Tyrellstown is congratulated by school-mates on his way to defending his Irish Schools Cross Country title at Clongowes Wood College in Kildare. Photograph: Ian O’Riordan

With a smile about as big as his victory margin, and to a suitably welcoming chorus of approval, Efrem Gidey underlined his status as the best schoolb(...)

The Irish Sun’s page three on Tuesday and yesterday, featuring Dutch model  Sylvie van der Vaart (left) and former Miss World Rosanna Davison wearing swimwear rather than appearing topless. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Page three of the Irish Sun no longer shows bare breasts. The Irish edition of the Murdoch tabloid has adopted a more covered-up approach to the glamo(...)