Great Barrier Reef suffers another mass bleaching
26/03/2020 | news | world | 507
The third such event in five years prompts scientists to renew urgent warnings about climate change.
Coronavirus pandemic is 'accelerating', WHO warns
23/03/2020 | news | world | 479
More than 300,000 cases have now been reported, as Covid-19 spreads to almost every country.
Asian nations face second wave of virus cases
19/03/2020 | news | world | 671
There is growing concern that people returning home as borders close could bring the virus with them.
Left-wing Irish government unlikely says Micheál Martin
25/02/2020 | news | world | 395
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was meeting Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar on Tuesday.
World must prepare for pandemic, says WHO
24/02/2020 | news | world | 2,414
But the UN health body says the coronavirus outbreak does not yet meet the criteria for a pandemic.
Sinn Féin meets other parties for coalition talks
11/02/2020 | news | world | 128
As no party won a majority in Ireland's election, Sinn Féin meet rivals to discuss coalition pacts.
EU Commission boss seeks 'unique' UK trade deal
11/02/2020 | news | world | 602
Ursula von der Leyen says the EU has big ambitions but any deal must have a "level playing field".
Irish parties turn focus towards government
10/02/2020 | news | world | 330
With no one party winning a majority, there could be lengthy negotiations to establish a government.
Fianna Fáil largest party but Sinn Féin celebrate
10/02/2020 | news | world | 3,096
The final results of the Irish general election show Fianna Fáil on 38 seats, one ahead of Sinn Féin.
Brexit: EU leaders sign UK withdrawal deal
24/01/2020 | news | world | 3,608
The deal formally ending UK membership is signed by EU leaders in Brussels.
Brexit: UK to decide on Gibraltar-EU travel deal
20/01/2020 | news | world | 512
Gibraltar considers joining the Schengen zone, but the UK government says it cannot decide alone.
China to ban bags and other single-use plastic
20/01/2020 | news | world | 94
One of the world's biggest users of plastic plans to phase out most single-use items by 2025.
China virus cases triple as infection spreads
20/01/2020 | news | world | 228
This comes as China confirms that a new strain of coronavirus can pass from person to person.
EU reveals clues ahead of post-Brexit talks with UK
16/01/2020 | news | world | 3,056
Presentation slides published online give an insight into how the future relationship might pan out.
Court rules Ryanair baggage fee policy 'excessive'
20/11/2019 | news | world | 62
A Spanish judge says a passenger should not have been forced to pay a fine for extra luggage.
China's mega-dump already full - 25 years early
15/11/2019 | news | world | 497
China collects hundreds of millions of tonnes of waste a year - and dealing with it is a problem.
No Stormont talks before election - Varadkar
14/11/2019 | news | world | 281
Politicians are in Dublin for a meeting of the British-Irish council.
Phone use video advice sparks sexism outcry
08/11/2019 | news | world | 79
A video by Turkey's religious authority stirs debate about gender equality.
Tory leaflets: Vote for rivals puts Brexit at risk
12/10/2019 | news | world | 900
Campaign material suggests the party accepts the UK might not have left the EU by the time of an election.