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The summit heard it is time to implement ‘a strategy we call reduce, remove, repair’. File photograph: Getty

The level of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere means “we are already on an unsustainable pathway for our human civilisation”, according to Da(...)

Tenor Paul Byrom said he was ‘knocked for six’ after a potential landlord refused last week to meet him on the grounds that the pandemic had made his profession unsuitable for the rental market. Photograph: Eric Luke

An Irish tenor, who has performed for presidents and emperors and been shortlisted for a Grammy award, is struggling to rent a home in Dublin because (...)

Katriona on her graduation day from the Trinity Access Programme in 2003 with her parents Tilly and Tony O’Sullivan and son John.

She is actually speaking to ME … in Latin! As I stand in front of Mary Robinson, one of the few Irish presidents I actually know of and admire, it fin(...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton alleged that President Higgins was in breach of Article 13:9 of the Constitution/ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins was within his rights to refuse an invitation to attend a commemoration event in Armagh, constitutional experts have said.(...)

At the launch of Ireland and the Magdalene Laundries: A Campaign for Justice, Authors of Ireland and the Magdalene Laundries: A Campaign for Justice (from left) Maeve O’Rourke, Claire McGettrick, James M. Smith and Katherine O’Donnell. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Irish State “continues to evade its responsibilities not just to survivors of the Magdalene Laundries but also in providing a truthful account of (...)

A  man waits at a vaccination centre on Constitution Square, in Guatemala City.  Photograph:  Johan Ordonez / AFP via Getty

Many years ago, in the 1990s, someone said to me: “If you can change the life of even one person, it is an important step in changing our world.” Thi(...)

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former president Mary Robinson has said it would be feasible to limit temperature rises, but it would depend on political will. “This is our moment,”(...)

Mo Hume, youngest of John and Pat Hume’s five children, at the family home in Derry, with a portrait of her father behind. ‘Life was really rich,’ she says. ‘I just remember lots of laughter and lots of stories.’ Photograph: Trevor McBride

Growing up in the Hume family home in West End Park in Derry in the 1960s, 1970s and later could be “bedlam”, says Mo Hume, youngest of John and Pat H(...)

Editor of The Irish Times Paul O’Neill (left) presents awards to The Irish Times Debate team winners Chikemka Abuchi-Ogbonda (centre left) and Rí Anumudu, and individual speaker Gabrielle Fullam of the TCD Historical Society (right). Debate chair Liam Herrick is also pictured. Photograph: John Ohle

Maynooth University students Rí Anumudu and Chikemka Abuchi Debate finalists Rí Anumudu (left) and Chikemka Abuchi-Ogbonda (both Maynooth U(...)

The final will feature 12 speeches and each finalist will speak for 7 minutes. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

The livestream begins at 7.15pm on Saturday 17 July. Click here (or paste the following address into your browser https://youtu.be/-YPT2oUKiMA) to vie(...)

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