The scale of the planned wind farm in north Co Meath is difficult to understand, a town planner told an oral hearing. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It is difficult to comprehend the scale of a wind farm proposed for north Co Meath and the project would result in the “sterilisation” of other invest(...)

Environmental campaigner Peter Sweetman. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

Peter Sweetman is perhaps the State’s foremost objector to energy projects. Currently in his sights are “at least 12” wind farm proposals. He has obj(...)

Hen harrier Circus cyaneus, adult female in flight, carrying heather twigs to the nest.

A wind farm which is allegedly a threat to the habitat of the hen harrier on the slopes of Keeper Hill in Co Tipperary is facing a major legal challen(...)

 Galway West Fine Gael TD Sean Kyne: has signalled that the planning authorities may make a new application for the outer bypass, citing overriding public interest

A European Court of Justice ruling against a proposed Galway bypass has been described by An Taisce as “a huge leap forward for nature conserva(...)