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Former president Mary Robinson: ‘This is really very serious and we don’t have much time.’ Photograph: Donall Farmer/The Irish Times

Former president Mary Robinson has signalled support for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s tentative approach to imposing a carbon tax that would mean a “carbo(...)

Sheikha Latifa with Mary Robinson in Dubai. Photograph: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation via AP

The princess known as Sheikha Latifa had not left Dubai, the glittering emirate ruled by her father, in 18 years. Her requests to travel and study els(...)

 Climate justice campaigner and former president Mary Robinson. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Those who wish to make a meaningful contribution to tackling climate change should make it a personal issue in their lives and do something, climate j(...)

The average amount of meat consumed per person per year globally has nearly doubled in the past 50 years. File photograph: H Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is not the first politician or international figure to commit to reducing their meat consumption in making a contribution to ta(...)

Garrett Cooney’s legal career spanned 45 years. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

One of Ireland’s most prominent barristers Garrett Cooney has died following a short illness. Although he acquired a reputation as a leading practiti(...)

A photograph of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (left) with former Irish president Mary Robinson in Dubai.

A wife of Dubai’s ruler has defended former Irish president Mary Robinson’s visit to an Emirati princess who went missing earlier this year and has ap(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams being applauded by delegates   after addressing the opening session of the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation at Dublin Castle in 1991. Photograph: Frank Miller

A decision by president Mary Robinson to meet Gerry Adams during a visit to west Belfast in 1993 was vehemently opposed by then Northern Ireland secre(...)

A handout image provided by United Arab Emirates News Agency shows Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (L) having a meal with Mary Robinson. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Former Irish president Mary Robinson is “dismayed at some of the media comments” on her visit to the ‘troubled’ Emirates princess which she undertook (...)

Dublin Dance Festival, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas, Photograph:  Anne Van Aerschot

Dreaming in Blue Until February 14th Harry Clarke’s dreamy The Eve of Saint Agnes is at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, but you can see his wonderful waterco(...)

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Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

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