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A mural shows Australian prime minister Scott Morrison holding a lump of coal as it advertises a rally by students across the world to protest against climate change, in Melbourne. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Our climate Our climate has shaped life on Earth for thousands of years. A combination of “the atmosphere, oceans, lands, ice and the life on our pla(...)

A TCD Hist member speaking on the opposition side against the motion 'This House Would Vote for Mitt Romney to be the next President of the United States of America'. File photograph: Alan Betson

Much of what passes for debate nowadays is characterised by individuals with scant knowledge of what they are talking about, pouring forth ill-digeste(...)

Students for Schools Striking 4 Climate at the Leinster House. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A group of secondary school students embarking on a national climate strike on March 15th have set out a series of initial demands – all of which are (...)

Escape attempt: Princess Latifa and her best friend, Tiina Jauhiainen, in a selfie on the first leg of their journey in 2018

“I wish I’d said something to her when they were taking her away,” Tiina Jauhiainen says, looking down at her now cold tea. We are in a cafe in London(...)

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(...)

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