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Climate activist Greta Thunberg outside the US Supreme Court on Wednesday. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

More than 800 rallies are due to take place across the 50 states of the US on Friday as pressure mounts on Donald Trump’s administration to change pol(...)

James McGovern, a recently retired teacher who led his school to win a record haul of awards for public speaking competitions. Photograph: Patrick Browne
Secrets of school debating success

As a young teacher in CBS Enniscorthy in the mid-1980s, I took over the coaching of the public speaking and debating teams as an extracurricular activ(...)

Mary Robinson told delegates at a Mercer Global Investment Forum in Dublin that the finance industry needs to take the long view in the interests of the planet and future generations.

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson told a group of international investors managing over €5 trillion of assets that they have a duty to put cli(...)

 Louise Kennedy, one of  Ireland’s best known fashion designers, operates high end retail outlets in Dublin and London and continues to continue to dress many members of British and Middle Eastern royal families and high profile business executives around the world. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

International buyers of the 2018 collections of one of Ireland’s best known fashion designers, Louise Kennedy contributed to accumulated profits at he(...)

Former president Mary Robinson. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Former President Mary Robinson’s childhood home in Ballina, Co Mayo, has been bought by Mayo County Council after years of negotiations. Work is to b(...)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and Princess Haya: The case is highly sensitive for the United Arab Emirates. Photograph:  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

A high-profile royal dispute that pits the billionaire ruler of Dubai against his wife, a Jordanian princess, is set to resume in a British court this(...)

Jim O’Hara, chair of the Irish Cutural Centre in Hammersmith for 13 years. ‘During the 1970s and 80s it was a difficult time for the Irish community here in Britain. One felt self-conscious reading an Irish newspaper.’ Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Walking around the bright and airy Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith, Jim O’Hara still holds the strong strains of the accent he brought with him i(...)

Lawyer, writer, and former first lady of the US, Michelle Obama.

Irish people admire Michelle Obama and David Attenborough the most, according to a new poll. World lightweight title holder Katie Taylor. (...)

 Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and now head of the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, speaking at Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Andrew Downes/xposure

Former president Mary Robinson has outlined three steps people can take to alter the direction of climate change. She was speaking at the Galway Inte(...)

In reconstructing the loss of the planet’s historic ice, the projections of future impacts on coasts and sea levels is becoming a lot more certain. Illustration: Michael Viney

Among the landscapes of western Europe, Ireland’s speaks especially graphically of the scientific age of the Quaternary. This is the chapter of Earth’(...)

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