Media needs to step up on covering the climate emergency

They say that if you’re not part of the solution, you’re likely part of the problem, and that certainly seems to hold for...

Austerity or catastrophe: options grow ever narrower

Our chronic dependence on an invented system of growth-based capitalism that is destabilising the global climate system and laying waste to the natural...

Opposition to mining in County Clare grows as prospecting license granted

6 July 2022   Over recent months, local opposition has been building against possible mineral prospecting in east Clare. Resistance in East Clare  Opposition was largely spurred on...

Opposition to mining in Clare grows as licensing looms

6 July 2022   Over recent months, local opposition has been building against possible mineral prospecting in east Clare. Resistance in East Clare  Opposition was largely spurred on...

Culture Column: The Saga of the Swamp Thing

6 July 2022 Comic book characters are at the height of popularity right now. The characters created by DC and Marvel in particular have been...

So long from our editor, Kayle Crosson

24 June 2022 As some of you may have seen on Twitter this week, today is my last official day as editor of The...

Putting our bodies on the line to save everything

I contributed the below piece to the Business Post in mid-June looking at the extraordinary phenomenon of climate scientists taking to the streets and...

Feeding the planet without destroying the Earth

My review of ‘Regenesis’ by George Monbiot appeared in The Irish Times in mid-June. The author has, since its publication, been on the...

Culture column: Snowpiercer

31 May 2022  A story set in a dystopian, post-apocalypse world tends to be a creative way to comment on the failures and fears of...

How financial sector fails to grasp climate risks

It has been described as a classic case of saying the quiet bit out loud, but jaws dropped when a senior banker (and...

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