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Schoolgirl Greta Thunberg (centre) during a demonstration calling for climate action  in Stockholm last Friday.  Photograph: Elisabeth Ubbe/New York Times

Adults are not in control of the global response to climate change, and this has led to widespread protests by young people throughout the world, acco(...)

“We are not natural protesters. We are a church choir,” said the director of Pobal Aifreann Dhún Laoghaire. Photograph: iStock

A lay Irish-language Mass group sang hymns outside a Catholic diocesan event in Dublin on Thursday evening in protest at what they claim is their excl(...)

Once you hit 65, you might find that you will be exempt from income tax altogether.

If “many years from now” has abruptly become imminent, how your finances are going to fare in retirement is probably on your mind. But while there may(...)

Declan Daly of SuperHomes Ireland; Margaret Hennessy, homeowner; Sean Sherlock TD; John Lahart TD; and Brian Stanley, vice chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action

Travelling along the M7 motorway on a grey Tuesday, a ferocious gust of a wind blows open a luggage compartment door on the bus as it makes its way to(...)

“Declaring your enslavement to Big Macs is not met with the same emotion as revealing a drug or alcohol addiction.” Photograph: iStock

“My drug of choice is food. I use food for the same reasons an addict uses drugs: to comfort, to soothe, to ease stress.” – Oprah Winfrey When it is(...)

Pensions consultants Mercer have raised alarm at indications that the Government might reduce tax relief on retirement savings.

* Pensions consultant Mercer has raised alarm at indications that the Government might reduce tax relief on retirement savings. The company was respo(...)

Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten drew attention to a €300m support scheme for renewable heat that will support agriculture. File photograph: Getty Images

Fodder and water supply shortages are the devastating consequences for farming communities of climate change, Minister for Environment Denis Naughten (...)

Aileen and Neil Walker retrofitted their timber-frame house in Ballyboughal, Dublin, under the SuperHomes scheme.

The average Irish home is leaky. So leaky that if you were to add up all the tiny holes around windows, pipes and wires and through the attic, there w(...)

Photograph: iStock

Launched some 10 years ago, absolute return funds were supposed to revolutionise investing. Touted as the panacea to risky equity funds or expensive c(...)

 Giuseppe Conte is leading Italy’s  first populist government. Photograph: Fabio Frustaci/ANSA

Irish pension savers are at risk of losing money amid the ongoing Italian political turmoil, with more than €1 billion of Irish pension assets investe(...)

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