The Bord na Móna Endenderry peat powered power station in Co Offaly. Photograph: : Niall Carson/PA Wire

The High Court’s decision to overturn planning permission for the continued operation of Bord Na Móna’s (BNM) Edenderry plant represents a major setba(...)

A general view of the Bord na Mona Edenderry peat powered power station in Co Offaly. Photograph: PA

An Taisce has secured a court order overturning a planning permission for the continued operation of a Bord na Móna peat-powered power plant near Eden(...)

The site of Carrickmines Castle, in Co Dublin: the omission of any reference to its national monument status from the Carrickmines Conservation Plan highlights the urgent need for review of heritage policy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Thirteen years ago, a small, diverse group of concerned citizens called “Carrickminders” entered the site of the Carrickmines Castle, south Dublin. We(...)

Thirteen local residents have lost their High Court challenge to the granting of planning permission for the construction of a biomass heat and power (...)

The developer claims if permission is secured the wind farm will generate substantial electricity for up to 30 years, 225 construction jobs and 60 long-term jobs, and some €3.5 million for local projects over its lifetime

An engineer has lost his High Court challenge over the planning procedure adopted for a proposed wind farm near his home at Kells, Co Meath. Ms Justic(...)

An engineer has lost his High Court challenge over a proposed wind farm near his home at Kells, Co Meath. John Callaghan had claimed a”fundamentally u(...)

Black-tailed goodwits in flight near a turbine at Cahore, Co Wexford. Photograph: Oran O’Sullivan/Birdwatch Ireland

We are on target to meet our renewable energy obligations for 2020. However, the rollout of new energy infrastructure comes with consequences, (...)

The Shell gas terminal at Bellanaboy, Co Mayo. Court told of concerns over   potential impact on people and the environment.

The Environmental Protection Agency sanctioned an “extraordinary” amendment of a “dead” licence for Shell’s gas terminal in Co Mayo months after agree(...)

Wind farm plan for Cleanrath, Co Cork:  legal team said council considered the proposed development would result in destruction of a habitat of high ecological value

A couple have challenged a decision granting planning permission for a wind farm near their home.Klaus Balz and Hanna Heuback, of Bear Na Gaoithe, Inc(...)

The European Commission has has sent Ireland a second reasoned opinion asking it to fully implement a directive concerning common rules for the(...)