The location of the new runway at Dublin Airport set to open in 2020. Photograph: DDA/PA Wire

Residents affected by Dublin Airport’s decision to proceed with a second runway are to seek guarantees on restrictions to the frequency and hours of f(...)

Works are carried out on a section of  gas line at Aughoose, Co Mayo. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Natural gas is flowing into the national supply grid from the Corrib gas field off Co Mayo for the first time since it was discovered in 1996. One of(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: “The next generation would not forgive us if this deal was not done.”  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said the Paris agreement on global climate change represented a “truly multilateral response to one of th(...)

Agriculture comprises an eighth of gross domestic product (GDP) in the State, but  emissions from the sector comprise a third of total emissions. The problem is methane emitted by ruminant animals. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

As a developed country with a quickly expanding economy, Ireland will experience significant repercussions during this century as a result of the Pari(...)

Louis Tomlinson tweeted: “We’re so so sorry for what happened tonight, it was out of our control ! Lots of love to Liam and thank you for being so understanding !” Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

There is good news for disappointed One Direction fans. Tuesday night’s cancelled concert is to be rescheduled for Friday night. Both Wednesday and T(...)

Students at St Declan’s Community College, Kilmacthomas, Co Waterford, protesting in 2014 about pylons in the Comeragh region. Photograph: Alan Betson

Grid Link is the biggest and most expensive of three projects EirGrid announced in early 2013. Running 230km from Knockraha in Cork, through Wexford, (...)

Myles Lee, Chief Executive Officer CRH addressing the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) CEO Conference 2013:The Business of Europe at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Employers’ group Ibec says businesses are still paying “boomtime” commercial rates to local authorities and that in most counties businesses pay far m(...)

The Government’s decision to omit long-term targets for greenhouse gas emissions has been repeatedly criticised during three days of Oireachtas hearin(...)