Denis Duff of Better Environment with Nuclear Energy (Bene): “Renewable energy is useful but limited”

Denis Duff, a civil engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in renewable and thermal electricity generating systems, doesn’t consider himself a (...)

 Derek Byrne of Streamville Road, Donaghmede, at court last week. Photograph: Courtpix

The Irish Prison Service has rejected claims that anti-water protestors jailed for breaching a court order have been in “lockdown” in recent days.A p(...)

Paul Murphy TD  tweeted: “Afterwards Ryan showed me a video from ISIS and asked me what I thought about it”. Photograph: Collins

Socialist TD Paul Murphy has said his appearance on Friday night’s Late Late Show and his interview by host Ryan Tubridy, “was an exercise in badge(...)

Protestors gather in central Dublin to march against ‘political policing’ amid rising anger over jail sentences. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

Protests have taken place in Dublin and Castlebar against the jailing of five anti-water charge protesters. A protest of about seven thousand people, (...)

Stomp has become a global phenomenon over the last 23 years

StompStomp will conclude at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, on Saturday. Described as “wordless, witty and fun”, Stomp has become a global pheno(...)

Compulsory microchipping has been announced. Photograph: Dogs Trust

Microchipping of dogs is to be made compulsory, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has announced. From September, owners of puppies will be requir(...)

Sinn Féin TD  Dessie Ellis: clamping at Blanchardstown hospital ‘disgraceful’. Photograph: Collins

A ban on clamping in public hospitals will not be included in a new clamping Bill, Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has said. Mr Donohoe refuse(...)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: said JobBridge  was too narrowly focused on the unemployed and he proposed a more broadly based system, including apprenticeships. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Sinn Féin in government would scrap the employment initiative JobBridge and replace it with “a new participant-centred model for internships”.Announc(...)

Emergency legislation which banned the payment of large scale bonuses to bankers in 2010, was not meant to apply to the payment of salary increments to general staff. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Emergency legislation which banned the payment of large scale bonuses to bankers in 2010, was not meant to apply to the payment of salary increments t(...)

JTI Ireland, owner of the Benson & Hedges and Silk Cut brands, has told the Government  it will take legal action if they fail to promise by Friday that no further steps will be taken to enact the draft law on plain packaging. Photograph: Reuters

The Oireachtas “will not be intimidated by external forces” in legislating to control tobacco use which is responsible for 5,200 deaths each year, Min(...)