John Sweeney

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The sale of the Shelbourne Hotel loan was off-market so no price is known. Photograph: Alan Betson

Half of the outstanding €206 million senior loan held by Bank on Ireland on the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin has been bought by international property i(...)

Prof John Sweeney,  attended three of the past four UN climate-change events as part of the Government delegation. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Stop Climate Chaos coalition has criticised Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan for declining to meet them or to include any civil society rep(...)

A motorist makes his way through floods in Co Kildare in 2009: the findings of the UN report could “spell chaos” for the Irish economy, says Stop Climate Chaos spokesman Oisín Coghlan.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Ireland could face an influx of “climate refugees” if the rate of climate change is not checked, a coalition of non-governmental organisations has war(...)

 Dr Alison Donnelly of Trinity College Dublin. A study led by her  shows that the warmer climate has led to a change in the seasonal cycle of a range of plants and animals

Tourism may be a winner from the impact of climate change here, with the season stretching from April to October, according to one of a series of repo(...)

Ciara Dunphy from Ringsend taking shelter in a tent while enjoying the sunshine with friend Sutherland, at Beggars Bush. Should the dry spell continue water restrictions are expected to be initiated in a number of areas, while several local authorities have already introduced hose bans. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Much of the island of Ireland will be in state of “absolute drought” by this evening, Met Éireann has confirmed.Should the dry spell continue, water r(...)

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