The Environmental Protection Agency says the change in waste handling is linked to recent landfill levies and increasing “recovery” - a term that includes recycling and the recovery of energy . Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

EPA warns of increasing reliance on exporting waste for treatment abroad

The Government previously agreed in principle to nominate the Hon Judge Margaret Heneghan for appointment by the President to the High Court. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Judges to be appointed by the President Michael D Higgins

The new free-flow junction at Newlands Cross, Dublin, which will accommodate up to 90,000 vehicles each day. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Motorists finally able to swerve last set of traffic lights on Dublin to Newry route

Battered men: many suffer in silence and are reluctant to tell anybody about the violence inflicted on them. Photograph: David De Lossy/Getty

Charity says men living in abusive relationships are staying to protect their children

Then minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte with Liam Duggan, business development director of Capita Ireland, announcing details of Eircode, Ireland’s new national postcode system, earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New system will cost small businesses about €10 per month, TDs told

A file image showing work in progress on the Newlands Cross flyover.

Flyover will carry up to 90,000 vehicles per day over the Belgard Road junction

 On certain roads, including  the M7 Portlaoise toll road (above) the charge is set to rise by 10 cent for goods vehicles, while cars and motorcycles will see no increase. The highest toll will be €6.10 for a four-axle vehicle.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Tolls on many motorways set to rise by 10 cent for lorries from January 2015

Iarnród Éireann says the difficulty is caused by the seasonal fall of leaves on the line, particularly in wet weather, when the rolling action of passing wheels compresses them, causing a greasy “mulch” to cover the rail

Sand, metal filings and gel all used to improve traction when leaves are on the line

Mourners at the funeral of Brian Farrell at the Church of the Holy Cross, Dundrum this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ex-RTÉ broadcaster’s chief gift was friendship and loyalty, mourners told at funeral

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