Taoiseach Enda Kenny accepted a motion at a parliamentary party meeting from Martin Heydon TD (above) calling for  revised plans for wind farms to be released as soon as possible.

Fine Gael TDs tonight criticised Labour Ministers Alex White and Alan Kelly for the 16-month delay in issuing planning guidelines for wind farms. Tao(...)

Anti-fracking protesters at a demonstration in Co Fermanagh last year. Photograph: Boyes/Press Eye.

The lead company employed to carry out a study on fracking in Ireland is a pro-fracking organisation involved in the controversial gas extraction meth(...)

Judge Hughes jailed pig farmer Donal Connaughton for 10 weeks and fined him €3,000 with €5,400 costs. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A pig farmer has been jailed after a judge labelled him “an absolute disgrace” for failing to prevent an environmental time bomb from threatening lake(...)

Overhauling Justice

A culture of secrecy and aloofness, combined with poor management, inadequate oversight and a lack of personal accountability has eroded confidence in(...)

Jan O’Sullivan: Initiative well received. Photograph: Eric Luke

Housing bodies and charities welcomed the implementation plan, but warned it would not stem increasing homelessness without a parallel increased avail(...)