Senator Mary Ann O’Brien has accussed the EPA of not “bringing to heel” industrial polluters

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been accused in the Seanad of failing to act as a reliable pollution watchdog for the public. Ind(...)

Nanotechnology, already in widespread use in healthcare, has numerous possible applications in farming and food production. Photograph: Getty Images

“Smart food” that could be 3D-printed at home and even tell you when it goes spoiled will be possible in the not-too-distant future, according to agri(...)

The Turf Club is entitled to enforce the rules of racing against a jockey and trainer in relation to a bet. O’Connell vs Turf Club IESC 57 (Supreme Co(...)

The promenade at Salthill in Galway. Galway City Council has advised against sea swimming in Salthill until further notice. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Galway City Council has advised against sea swimming in Salthill until further notice, after high levels of a bacteria were detected in the water. The(...)

Prof Neil Rowan: “Pulsed light constitutes a next generation approach to ultraviolet light disinfection.”

Researchers in Athlone and Galway are shining a bit of light on contaminated water supplies in the hope of ending the need for “boil water” notices. (...)

A section of the Corrib gas line at Aughoose, Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has turned down requests for an oral hearing into a revised licence sought by Shell E&P Ireland for the (...)

Activists have been calling for an 80 per cent reduction target in carbon emissions to be enshrined in Irish legislation, as it is in other European states. This has been resisted by the Irish Farmers’ Association, however. File photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The Government has bowed to criticism from environmental groups by moving to address the absence of specific emission targets in its climate change Bi(...)

Bríd McGarry, a  Mayo landowner, and Mary Corduff, wife of jailed farmer Willie Corduff, after five Mayo farmers were  jailed  in 2005 for refusing to give an undertaking not to obstruct the construction of the Corrib gas pipe line. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“You’ve gone very quiet up there.” North Mayo resident Mary Corduff reckons that if she had a euro for every time she heard this remark over the past (...)

The Environmental Protection Agency’s legal costs  rose by more than 34 per cent between 2013 and 2014.

Legal costs incurred by the Environmental Protection Agency have risen dramatically over the last 10 years, from €123,000 in 2005 to almost €1.44 mill(...)

The EPA says it carries out “detailed quality checks” on submitted data before reporting to the European Commission. Photograph: Getty Images

The energy, mineral and chemical industry sectors reported the largest quantity of pollutant releases in 2013, figures published by the Environmental (...)