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‘Forests and wood-based products offer sustainable, long-term solutions to the climate-change problem,’ says Prof Pekka Kauppi of the University of Helsinki.

Given the urgent need to address “the climate emergency” and the role forestry could play in reducing carbon emissions, a new approach is needed, acco(...)

Séamus O’Loughlin: ‘I began to lose faith and trust in the process.’ Photograph: Keith Wiseman

An ESB whistleblower who made a series of protected disclosures alleging safety and management failings at the utility will tell an Oireachtas committ(...)

The actor Barry Keoghan, just 26, has yet to receive a nomination, but performances in high-profile films will have caught the attention of the Academy’s Board of Governors. Photograph: Joe Maher/Getty Image)

A busy array of Irish cinema professionals has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the latest hefty influx. The ne(...)

Fossil-fuel emissions. Renewable Energy Ireland  has describing the plan  as “a road map for turning Ireland into a climate-change leader”. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s long-awaited plan to address the threat of climate breakdown “is the biggest innovation in Irish climate policy in 20 years”, accordi(...)

 Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli poses at the British embassy in Rome before receiving the medal of knighthood from the British ambassador to Italy in 2004. File photograph: Paolo Cocco/AFP/Getty Images

Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world’s greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. He was 96. In a stat(...)

Call for funding: Independent Broadcasters of Ireland chairman John Purcell (right) with consultant and former Newstalk editor-in-chief Garrett Harte. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The radio industry has called on the Government to take “immediate and decisive” action on long-promised broadcasting reforms. The Independent Broadc(...)

David McKernan, managing director of Java Republic,  put the company up for sale late last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Grocery retail and wholesale group Musgrave is in the running to acquire coffee roaster and distributor Java Republic in a deal that could be worth ab(...)

Mick McCarthy:  It’s déjà vu all over again. Not to everyone, mind – Michael Obafemi was two and a half when Mick vacated the position in 2002. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

It’s 2002 and you ask your crystal ball to forecast Mick and Roy’s future. “Mick will leave the Irish job and take over at Sunderland, ” it says, “an(...)

Bob Dylan: news that Luca Guadagnino, director of Call Me by Your Name, is to film Blood on the Tracks has filled wise people with fears we are returning to the Dark Aeons

The news that Luca Guadagnino, director of Call Me by Your Name, is to film Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks has filled wise people with fears we are r(...)

Students gather outside Stepaside Educate Together National School, Sandyford, Dublin, which was officially opened on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Seven years ago it was a flimsy prefab with a single teacher and seven students on the grounds of De La Salle Palmerstown rugby club. But a gleaming (...)

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