Paschal Donohoe has said he will not pressure the United States to do more to tackle climate change. Irish Finance Minister was speaking as US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen arrived in Dublin for a series of commitments, including a meeting with Mr Donohoe. World leaders are also meeting at the Cop26 climate change conference in …

The death in July of Bishop Conor K Ward, former professor of social sciences at University College Dublin, marked the passing of a major contributor to the development of social science study in Ireland. Sweetness and benevolence were the words most frequently used during his funeral mass at the Sainte-Brigide church, in Cabinteely, where Bishop …

The entire collection of a magnificent country mansion is up for grabs in a two-day auction. The 19th century Barrettstown House in Newbridge, Co Kildare was put on the market during the summer for 3 million euros. Now nearly 900 items from the nine-bedroom house on 25 acres of land are due for sale Tuesday …

The challenge of the Cop26 World Leaders’ Summit on Climate Change is to “match rhetoric with action,” said Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Mr Martin joins world leaders in the Scottish city of Glasgow for the two-week summit, which has been touted as a decisive chance to save the planet from the most calamitous effects of climate …

This is a 100-year-old dispute between the Irish and UK governments that does not appear to be close to being resolved. he partition of Ireland in 1921 and the creation of Northern Ireland resulted in a disagreement between the two governments over the ownership of Lough Foyle, which divides the counties of Donegal and Derry. …

Leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies on Saturday approved a global minimum tax aimed at preventing large corporations from hiding their profits in tax havens, and also agreed to send more Covid vaccines to poorer countries. Attending their first in-person summit in two years, G20 leaders broadly backed calls to expand debt relief for …

The people of Redcastle are the healthiest people in Ireland this month, according to TodayFM. The Cadbury Soundtown contest named the village of Inishowen as the winner for the month of October. In times of darkness, the people of Redcastle have focused on bringing light to their area. The Sunflower Festival in memory of John, …

Two protesters in Sudan were shot dead by soldiers on Saturday, the country’s Central Medical Committee said. The reported deaths occurred in Khartoum’s twin city, Omdurman, as hundreds of thousands marched through Khartoum to protest this week’s military coup, calling for a restoration of civilian rule, said Reuters witnesses. The report came after the United …

As the debate over the use of antigen testing in Ireland booms, the Irish Independent has examined how the use and cost of rapid tests here compares to those in other countries. From now on, the HSE will send a pack of test kits to people who are fully vaccinated and have no symptoms, but …

Talks are expected to take place next week between Trinity College Dublin and two ministries over possible funding that could prevent the closure of the popular Science Gallery on Pearse Street. In a Friday tweet, Trinity Provost Marshal Linda Doyle said she had just “just had a really productive call with @SimonHarrisTD and we both …