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British prime minister Boris Johnson inspects a product at the Science Museum, London: “The UK’s path to ending our contribution to climate change will be paved with well-paid jobs, billions in investment and thriving green industries.” Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Boris Johnson has promised to boost the expansion of electric cars, subsidise householders to switch from gas boilers to low carbon alternatives and d(...)

Poland’s constitutional tribunal ruled last week that parts of EU law are incompatible with the Polish constitution. Photograph: Ronald Wittek/Pool/AFP via Getty

Brussels is preparing to retaliate against Poland for its challenge to the supremacy of EU law, which European Commission president Ursula von der Ley(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin at Dublin Castle before Tuesday’s meeting of the Cabinet. Photograph: Leah Farrell / RollingNews.ie

The Government’s revised reopening plan comprises two elements: minimalist changes to the timetable for the easing of restrictions and the approval of(...)

Minister for Climate Action Eamon  Ryan told TDs that  Ireland could shake off its climate laggard tag. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“There is no cause for mad optimism” that there will be a good outcome to address the climate crisis at the Cop26 global summit next month, Minister f(...)

Dataplex is focused on building and operating data centre facilities in Europe. Photograph: iStock

Data centre developer Dataplex has secured a $100 million (€85.8 million) investment led by Dubai’s Damac Group. Damac has taken a 45 per cent stake(...)

The pandemic has caused anxiety disorder incidence rates to rise 26%, a global study found. Photograph: iStock

If we were living in an age of anxiety before the global Covid-19 pandemic, we’re surely emerging into an age of super anxiety now. In an analysis of(...)

Stella Morris partner of Julian Assange with one of their children at the quay as supporters of Julian Assange hold a protest along the river Thames in 2021. Photograph: Guy Smallman/Getty Images

Imagine meeting the love of your life but not being able to tell a soul. Then having his children, and not being able to confide in your closest frien(...)

Non-bank lenders have so far been left out of the picture as AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB negotiate to take over most of the loan books of Ulster Bank and KBC Bank Ireland.

Dilosk, the non-bank mortgage lender, aims to double its share of a growing Irish mortgage market to 10 per cent within three years, as it seeks to ca(...)

Coronavirus booster shots are already being provided to the very old and the immunocompromised. File photograph: Getty

Covid-19 boosters are firmly on the political agenda, despite a lack of consensus among scientists about the benefit they confer. The main reason st(...)

The Irish Universities Association – which represents eight of the largest universities – is also calling for an immediate end to ‘distorting’ grade inflation and a return to normal grades patterns. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Universities say timelines for the release of Leaving Cert results are “no longer fit for purpose” and want students to be issued their grades at the (...)

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