Employees prepare for Easter in Sceaux, France. Photograph: Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images

Irish people will spend almost €40 million on more than 17 million Easter eggs over the next few days, generating about 20,000 tonnes of packaging wa(...)

Repak ELT estimates  there are as many as 100 illegal tyre dumps around the country.

Ireland is groaning under the weight of hundreds of thousands of illegally disposed tyres, a stockpile that is growing each year. It’s causing a doubl(...)

The  recycling scheme will not involve a new charge or tax on motorists. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new recycling scheme will from next year to oversee the disposal of all waste tyres in the Republic. Repak End of Life Tyres will also contribute (...)

 Tony Keohane, chairman of Repak:  the group  has undergone a major corporate governance overhaul since the removal in 2013 of its former chief executive, Andrew Hetherington. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Repak, the company licensed by the State to operate a statutory recycling scheme for industry, has been told by the Government to build up a “continge(...)

Irish households are set to work their way through 17.5 million Easter eggs, the equivalent of 2,100 tonnes of chocolate, with sales predicted to hit over €36.6 million. Getty Images

While many Irish people claim to uphold the Catholic traditions of restraint and abstinence on Good Friday, a large number of us will be too busy s(...)

A chief executive received more than £1million in unauthorised salary bonuses and pension payments, it has been claimed at the High Court. Andrew Heth(...)

A participant in the Irish Christmas Tree Throwing Championships which are taking place in Active Ennis Tim Smyth Park this weekend.

When the people of county Clare heard about the practice of throwing away old Christmas trees, they took it rather literally.As such, Sunday will see (...)

Repak has urged consumers to recycle as much as possible over Christmas. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Irish people will use enough glass over Christmas to bottle over 1.2 million cases of wine, according to recycling body Repak, in a reminder to season(...)

Fiona Crouch of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, speaking during a survey as part of the launch of Shore Thing Ireland at Spiddal, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Synthetic clothing, skin exfoliants and toothpaste may not sound too toxic, but to a lugworm or filter-feeding mussel they are lethal poison. (...)

Andrew Hetherington was paid in the region of €250,000 annually by Repak, despite the fact that he effectively ran the organisation part-time, commuting to Dublin from Scotland for about three days a week. Photograph: Pat Langan

Repak, which sacked its chief executive Andrew Hetherington earlier this year following alleged financial irregularities at the industry recycling gro(...)