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BAI  chief executive Michael O’Keeffe suggested he had no interest in asking ministers for extra powers to apply updated ownership and control rules on existing media owners. Photograph by Matt Kavanagh

Who remembers March 1991? Mary Robinson was three months into her presidency, while the United States had just obliterated Saddam Hussein’s army in th(...)

The best podcasts of 2018

In 2018, I have listened to a new podcast, or two, every week. The medium is at a point where it is cresting – something beyond just playing out forms(...)

Indigenous leader and member of the Climate Action Leadership Network Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim attends the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland, on December 4th, 2018. Some 30,000 delegates are expected. Photograph: Hanna Bardo

The world is moving to counter climate change in spite of global leaders behaving like irresponsible children, Swedish student Greta Thunberg (15) tol(...)

A recent report in Nature  suggests adopting a flexitarian diet and cutting down to just one portion of red meat a week.

I’m 24 hours into my experiment in veganism when I make my first mistake. I reach into my bag and mindlessly grab a Triple X mint. Only after I’ve eat(...)

Current and former female Oireachtas members gathered on Tuesday. Photograph: Helen McEntee/Twitter

More than 90 current and former female members of the Oireachtas gathered in the Dáil chamber on Tuesday to celebrate the centenary of women voting an(...)

Malala Yousafzai will be at the Simmons Leadership Conference

MONDAY Results: Eventbrite. Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Oct), CSO trade statistics (Sep). Meetings: Fáilte Ireland unveils plans for 2019 ((...)

 Mary Robinson said she  did not want to “say anything that would cause any sort of waves” while “very delicate discussions” were taking place on Brexit. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The former president Mary Robinson has stated that she feared Brexit would threaten the Northern Ireland peace process. Ms Robinson, when delivering (...)

Stéphane Crouzat, French  ambassador  to Ireland,  Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, an indigenous woman from the Mbororo pastoralist community of Chad, and  Mary Robinson, president of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice at the  climate change conference in Trinity College, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The rights of communities in the midlands who have depended on its bogs for a living over many decades need to be protected as Bord na Móna gets out o(...)

 Presidential candidate Peter Casey

Presidential election runner-up Peter Casey has said he will run for a Dáil seat in Donegal, ideally as a Fianna Fáil candidate. Outlining his politi(...)

Former president Mary Robinson. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Former president Mary Robinson has been appointed as chair of ‘The Elders’, an international organisation of public figures noted as elder statespeopl(...)

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