Parched land around the Lake Wegnia, in Sahel region of Koulikoro, Mali, in  November last year. Photograph: Arouna Sissoko/Reuters

Satellite images have been providing colour-coded animations of air-pollution decline across the world coinciding with the spread of Covid-19 and bill(...)

Dr Tara Shine   believes in the power of the individual in remodelling societies to ensure a sustainable way of living. Photograph: John Allen

Like climate activist Greta Thunberg, environmental scientist Dr Tara Shine is besieged by people asking what they can do to address the climate crisi(...)

 Grogan’s pub on South William Street Dublin .Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Grogan’s, one of Dublin’s fabled literary pubs, is among several pubs that have announced they are closing their doors for the next fortnight due to c(...)

Marmalade, a red mottled leghorn, with her owner John Dolan . Photograph: Dave Boylan

A Co Offaly farmer says he is “absolutely devastated” after his world record breaking hen died suddenly this week. Marmalade, a red mottled leghorn, (...)

Sean Hogan, chairman at the National Emergency Coordination Centre, at a press conference to announce details of storm Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Storm Ophelia caused almost €70 million worth of damage after it tore across Ireland on October 16th last year. The tropical revolving storm develope(...)

Sacred Heart of Jesus by Vittorio Bianchini 1797-1880.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few weeks it cannot have escaped your attention that Pope Francis is here, now, on an official v(...)

Nearly half of the traffic to irishtimes.com on Saturday was from outside Ireland, reflecting the international attention on the outcome of the referendum.

The article revealing that Ireland had voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment was read approximately one million times, making it the most-read online s(...)

A cormorant flies over the South Wall as storm Ophelia builds off the East Coast. The story fascinated a public obsessed with meteorological matters. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

My late grandma never missed the weather forecast on TV. In fact, she never missed either of the evening weather bulletins – the one after Six O’Clock(...)

In the days before storm Ophelia supermarkets were buoyed by a sales bounce as shoppers battened down the hatches, Kantar Worldpanel has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The imminent arrival of ex Hurricane Ophelia to Ireland last month led to a mini-Christmas sales period among large retail chains with a double-figure(...)

Trees which stood for over 100 years at the Marina in Cork city following Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Storm Ophelia brought the highest gusts ever recorded to parts of Co Cork, according to Met Éireann. A wind speed of 84 knots (155.6 km/h) was regis(...)

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