Paul Mulvaney, executive director of innovation at the ESB: his presentation on Wednesday is likely to map out the ESB’s plan to remain the big player in Ireland’s energy pool. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography 2015

Paul Mulvaney is busy in his first floor office at ESB’s headquarters, putting the finishing touches to a presentation on how the one-time State-backe(...)

Panda Waste got the injunction against Greenstar pending full hearing of an action in which it is claimed written agreement must be obtained from Panda before the bins can be transferred to another company. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A bin collection company has obtained a High Court injunction preventing a rival temporarily keeping wheelie bins of customers who have switched to th(...)

Fr Peter McVerry, who campaigns for the homeless, said it was difficult to know why the number of destitute foreign nationals was increasing at this time. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Just days after a homeless Polish man was crushed to death in a bin he was sleeping in, it has emerged the number of destitute people from EU accessio(...)

Sorting through mixed dry recyclables at Park West Business Park, Dublin 12. People have to be employed to remove contaminants, an added cost for waste companies. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What is acceptable to put in a household green bin varies almost as much as where the waste eventually ends up. All waste providers allow(...)

In the Dublin local authority areas the green bin is seen as the “free bin” by most households, except customers of Greyhound, who use bags instead of bins and since last December must pay €9 for six recycling bags. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In the sometimes murky world of waste disposal there is one service that has always been held out as a success story – the provision of dry mix(...)