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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has sent a video message of solidarity with climate protesters in Cork. She also endorsed opposition to (...)

Simon Coveney: acknowledged it was Green Party ministers such as John Gormley, Eamon Ryan and Trevor Sargent who first introduced the idea of carbon budgets. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The Government has strongly defended its climate action plan at the first of a series of town hall meetings on climate change amid claims the plan is (...)

No Child 2020 is a new initiative by The Irish Times, providing a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues over the coming year. In(...)

Student  protesters in  Dublin on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Thousands of young Irish students took to the streets at lunchtime on Friday in a second round of national protests demanding a more radical response (...)

Image from the climate protest on Friday, at Merrion Square, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Thousands of young Irish students calling on the Government to back its demands on addressing the climate crisis facing the planet took to the streets(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton  at a panel discussion on sustainability and climate change at the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union Annual Assembly at Liberty Hall. Photograph: Kevin O’Sullivan

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has strongly rejected a contention by a student “climate striker” that the Government is not engaged on cli(...)

Part of crowd striking for climate change on Molesworth street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Young people across Ireland are protesting this lunchtime at 37 rallies seeking urgent action to address the growing threat of climate breakdown. The(...)

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(...)

16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg calling for urgent measures to combat climate change. Photograph: Morris Mac Matzen/Reuters

More than 21 protest events are to be staged across the country on Friday coinciding with school strikes for action on climate change, which will be a(...)

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 (...)