Maire Breathnach from Mayo makes a point to Minister for Transport Shane Ross at a public meeting held by environmental group Stop Climate Chaos  in Dublin on Wednesday.  Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

A speed date with your local TD on the issue of climate change might not seem like a potentially romantic engagement. But lack of passion was not an i(...)

Participants in the Red Lines protest for climate justice on Saturday in Paris, December 12th, 2015.  Photograph: William Hederman

On the stroke of noon on Saturday, in Paris, we emerged from the Metro into a sea of noise, energy and euphoria at the Red Lines protest on Avenue de (...)

It may be difficult today to appreciate in full the achievement of Prof Sean Blake, who has died aged 88 after a long illness, but in his time – the 1(...)

Ed Vulliamy, who who has won awards for his reporting from Bosnia, the 9/11 attacks, Iraq and Mexico. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

Journalism has been “infected” by “corporate public relations” and the media is part of a “seamless troika” involving governments and corporations,(...)