Susan Okeeffe, Opinion /

Why does Greta Thunberg annoy so many people?

Why does Greta Thunberg annoy so many people?

There is a body of people who just cannot take being guided, told, warned – call it what you will – by a young woman who has a clear message and refuses to play the game, political or personal

Leaves campaign: Climate emergency demands tree-planting push

Leaves campaign: Climate emergency demands tree-planting push

After Malta, Ireland is the worst country in the EU when it comes to tree coverage, with around 11 per cent of land dedicated to forest

US ruling highlights need for Irish debate on opioids

US ruling highlights need for Irish debate on opioids

An Oklahoma court's decision to impose a fine of €515 million on Johnson & Johnson over opioids should mark the beginning of a much-needed change when it comes to the control and sale of these products

Macron has already thrown in the towel before G7 summit

Macron has already thrown in the towel before G7 summit

Without a final communiqué, it may prove very difficult to know what the point of this year’s G7 summit is – apart from providing British PM Boris Johnson with his first taste of the world stage

Irish agriculture at a crossroads as beef row drags on

Irish agriculture at a crossroads as beef row drags on

The only outcome of allowing Irish farming to collapse inwards is the emergence of a form of corporate, factory farming which will change the style and quality of Irish produce

HSE will watch NHS's Amazon partnership with care

HSE will watch NHS's Amazon partnership with care

The teaming together of two such unlikely partners is a world first in the use of the now rapidly expanding voice-assisted technology

Democratic Party looks all at sea in a Trumpian world

Democratic Party looks all at sea in a Trumpian world

Its jostling crowd of 20 players may be a mark of equal opportunity within the Democratic Party, but it also speaks to uncertainty and a lack of direction for the real battle against the incumbent

Is Pope's Amazon priests plan just tinkering at the edges?

Is Pope's Amazon priests plan just tinkering at the edges?

Traditionalists are not fooled by Pope Francis’s suggestion that ordaining some married men is a solution solely for the Amazon region

The parallel universes of climate change protest

The parallel universes of climate change protest

The protest to ‘save the planet’ is far more challenging than earlier protests, because the protesters are also protesting against themselves, against themselves eating beef or using single-use plastic or flying to a wedding on the other side of the globe

Johnson, Sturgeon and the rise of political 'stunts'

Johnson, Sturgeon and the rise of political 'stunts'

We will all need to have our stunt antenna in good working order from now on. They’re not that easy to spot

YouTuber's fate shows the power of 'cancelled' culture

YouTuber's fate shows the power of 'cancelled' culture

At 19, James Charles was on top of his world, with 16.9 million subscribers and millions of dollars in the bank. Now, in the blink of an eye, he is watching his stock crash

UK's climate emergency declaration is the easy part

UK's climate emergency declaration is the easy part

The kind of action required for this emergency demands a kind of joined-up thinking, planning and execution which will make the Brexit project look like a prosecco picnic in the park

More than 'beautiful words' needed after Lyra McKee's death

More than 'beautiful words' needed after Lyra McKee's death

The New IRA's language of division and hate remains and will remain unless it is challenged by words of peace and real efforts to take the framework of the Good Friday Agreement and rework it

FAI controversy raises wider questions for Sport Ireland

FAI controversy raises wider questions for Sport Ireland

It is not unreasonable to expect that Sport Ireland might analyse the annual accounts of all the large sporting bodies it funds and query any obvious unusual payments

Will the DUP pull a political rabbit out of the hat?

Will the DUP pull a political rabbit out of the hat?

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said many times that deals are done only in the final hours, under pressure, when all the stops are pulled out