Dr Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland: “Much of what Ireland is doing is damaging people, the economy or the environment.” Photograph: David Sleator

As one of the richest countries in the world, Ireland must do better and move faster than most to meet the UN sustainable development goals it has si(...)

Coalition 2030 rally in Dublin marking the 2nd anniversary of the signing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Ireland’s response to climate change has been “woefully inadequate” while the State is “dramatically off track” in meeting its emission reduction targ(...)

More power: new campaign group is advocating for Irish climate action in line with the Paris Agreement and the UN’s sustainable development goals. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar should delay the adoption of an inadequate and unambitious national plan that aims to address climate change, a new campaign g(...)

Nearly one per cent of the world’s population are asylum seekers, refugees or migrants forcibly displaced in their own countries, the highest number in recorded history. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Ireland is almost a “laughing stock” in relation to its response to dealing with migrants and refugees, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Head of ad(...)