Since Bord na Móna was set up in 1933 as the Turf Development Board, many thousands of acres of raised bog in the midlands have been harvested (...)

A general view of the Bord na Mona Edenderry peat powered power station in Co Offaly. Photograph: PA

An Taisce has secured a court order overturning a planning permission for the continued operation of a Bord na Móna peat-powered power plant near Eden(...)

Bord na Móna has announced it will no longer harvest energy peat and will complete its move to a sustainable business within 15 years. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Bord na Móna has said the industrial scale exploitation of Ireland’s bogs will have ended in 15 years, with the peat briquette, that much-loved favour(...)

Hannah (5) Moloney with her mother Siobhan Molony from Kilmainham browsing some Oil Paintings by Artist Paul Ryan during the weekly Sunday display by various artists of thier Art on Dublins Merrion Square. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

It’s one of the most enjoyable, easygoing things you can do on a sunny Sunday in Dublin: stroll around Merrion Square, look at the paintings and chat (...)

The Courts of Criminal Justice where the trial was held. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Graham Dwyer’s sentencing has been postponed for four weeks but the only term open to Mr Justice Tony Hunt to impose on him is that of life. W(...)

Gerard Killally: High Court had decided his exit from bankruptcy should be postponed for a year arising out of his conviction for stealing €18,000 worth of refrigeration equipment from his bankrupt estate. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

Former Fianna Fáil politician Gerard Killally has lost his appeal against a decision extending his term of bankruptcy for a year because of a convicti(...)

A three-judge Court of Criminal Appeal, comprising Mr Justice Frank Clarke, presiding, and sitting with Mr Justice Michael Moriarty and Mr Justice Michael White, yesterday dismissed Edward Piotrowski’s  appeal against conviction.

A man has lost his appeal against his conviction for the rape and sexual assault of a woman.Edward Piotrowski (48), told his victim during the two-and(...)

Garda Crime Scene Investigation Unit leaving the scene in Kilbride, near Clara, Co Offaly, where the body of a man was discovered on Tuesday morning in an open drain. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Eoghan MacConnell A 20-year-old has appeared before Portlaoise District Court charged with the murder of Christy Daly in Co Offaly last D(...)

Gardaí at the house in Sister Senan Court, Edenderry, Co Offaly, where the body of Thomas ‘Toddy’ Dooley was discovered. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A third man has been arrested this evening by gardaí investigating the murder of 64-year-old Thomas (Toddy) Dooley at a house in Edenderry, Co(...)

Sonia Blount, in an undated picture taken from her Facebook page An undated picture of Sonia Blount (30) taken from her Facebook page.  An undated picture of Sonia Blount (30) taken from her Facebook page.

A man in his late twenties remains in custody this evening after he was arrested over the apparent violent death of a woman in a hotel room in (...)