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Worldwide the amount of carbon dioxide emitted has grown year-on-year for the past two decades.

When US president Barack Obama unveiled his Clean Power Plan this weekend it put climate change firmly back into the media limelight and into publi(...)

More people than ever before are spending time on trolleys in Irish hospitals.

More than 6,700 people were counted on trolleys in Irish hospitals last month by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), the highest ever f(...)

 CSO figures show Irish people love their cars, which made up three quarters of journeys made between October and December.   File photograph: Dave Meehan

One-in-five journeys made by Irish people last year were for distances of less than 2km yet over half of us still use the car for such journeys. The(...)

Punters at the Galway Races attempt to take shelter from the rain. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The month of July is not yet over, yet it is already shaping up to be one of the most miserable in recent years. Some of the parts of the country hav(...)

There was an 86 per cent increase in the amount of people claiming asylum in Europe between the first quarters of 2014 and 2015. In the first quarter (...)

Dublin house prices  fell by 0.4 per cent in June, but are still 11.1 per cent higher than in June 2014.

Residential property prices increased by 10.7 per cent nationally in the year to June, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office. T(...)

Stephen Cluxton takes a free for Dublin.  Rob Carroll says 30 metres or less from goal “other than if a player is one on one with the keeper . . the upside of a foul is non-existent.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“The GAA is hush hush; nobody will tell you what they’re doing,” said Kerry football analyst Paudie McCarthy. That’s no surprise. It’s in the n(...)

Analysis of election spending for the last general election and subsequent byelections shows successful TDs spent an average of €18,746 campaigning. Image: Paul Scott

As our politicians gear up for the general election, many will be considering how much their campaigns will cost. Analysis of election spending(...)

There are more Seanad voters registered in Britain than in counties Cavan, Monaghan, Longford and Leitrim combined.

More people in the US will be able to vote in the next Seanad election than in Roscommon, analysis of the registers of electors for the six univers(...)

As David Norris pointed out in a Seanad debate in May, the combined university panel electorate is “150,000 times the number for the taoiseach’s 11 nominees”.

Of the 161,000 Irish citizens registered to vote in the Seanad election, some 94 per cent have addresses on the island of Ireland, while the remain(...)

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