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Anti-G8 protesters during a rally in Belfast city centre ahead of the G8 summit of world leaders. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Protesters have rallied at Belfast’s City Hall against the agenda of the G8 leaders who assemble in Co Fermanagh on Monday and Tuesday.The protest, o(...)

The G8 summit is being held in Co Fermanagh next week

“Shout loudly, don’t hold back, lift your voice like a trumpet” – not the words of an anarchist group or anti-G8 street activist. The call to protest (...)

Aidan Gillen speaks with Jorge Macias from Trócaire partner Fundacion Guillermo Toriello, who work to strengthen indigenous rights in Guatemala. Photograph: Jeannie O’Brien

I’m sitting with Juana Laj Ical outside her temporary dwelling a little off a bumpy road in the Polochic valley region of Guatemala. It’s baking hot a(...)

Former US president Jimmy Carter and former president Mary Robinson at the Department of Foreign Affairs Iveagh House during a visit hosted by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The EU should move to introduce proper labelling of goods produced on illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank, for(...)

Oliver Jordan Kelly from Gypsy Rebel Rabble, Esther Odeleke from Dublin Afro-Beat Ensemble, Etienne Curron, Aisling McCormick, and Terence Mungwande from the Discovery Gospel Choir and Ugandan folk singer Justine Nantale who will all be performing at TrocaireLive on April 27th. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

There was drumming, clapping, dancing and harmony singing at a Dublin pub today as Trócaire announced detail of a “mini-festival” in the city later(...)

Shoppers on Dublin’s Grafton street. “Instead of viewing the affluent as a problem, the novel approach of the Millennium Consumption Goals  would persuade them to contribute to the solution without having to reduce their quality of life,” Prof Mohan Munasinghe, the Sri Lankan scientist who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, told a conference in Dublin yesterday.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Establishing consumption targets to motivate the world’s rich to consume more sustainably will reduce the burden on natural resources and help (...)

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