File photo: The dismantling of a section of the Corrib Gas Line, at Aughoose, Co Mayo, 2005. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Shell E&P Ireland has urged the Department of Energy to ensure “prompt processing” of its application to operate the Corrib gas pipeline, as it sa(...)

The food processor Arrow Group has topped the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ranking for numbers of odour complaints in 2014. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The food processor Arrow Group has topped the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ranking for numbers of odour complaints in 2014. Arrow Group,(...)

There have been 48 power line thefts in Ireland this year alone, accounting for some 40 tonnes of material Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An Eastern European criminal gang has been identified as masterminding a rise in thefts of high voltage ESB power lines which are cut down in rural Ir(...)

People  have a responsibility to better understand science

The burning of smokey coal in Dublin was banned back in 1990, with claims and counter claims about whether it was a good move or a waste of time. In (...)

Households received leaflets informing them of the plans to dump waste in Dublin Bay after concerns the move may go all but unnoticed. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thousands of households have received leaflets about plans to dump 10 million tonnes of dredge waste in Dublin Bay, following concerns the applicatio(...)

Lead piping excavated from the driveway of a home in Sandymount, Dublin. The HSE has said health risks from lead are greatest for infants, especially those being bottle-fed, young children and babies in the womb. Photograph: Frank Miller

Irish Water’s proposals to add a chemical to the water supply nationally in an effort to lower lead levels to a safe limit will be open for public co(...)

The furious reaction from the American right and vested interest groups to President Barack Obama’s dramatic announcement of his Clean Power Plan last(...)

Lead piping excavated from the driveway of a home in Sandymount, Dublin after it ruptured causing a leak. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Homeowners will have to “verify” there are no lead pipes in the internal plumbing in their homes before Irish Water replaces external lead piping. Ir(...)

Green Party Councillor Ossian Smyth has criticised Irish Water for not telling people whether the problem lead pipes are on the utility company’s side of the network or the homeowner’s side. Photograph:  Colm Mahady

Thousands of Dublin homeowners are receiving letters from Irish Water this week warning households their water may be contaminated with lead above the(...)

 US president Barack Obama announcing a  plan  to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from  coal-burning power plants. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The Obama administration has vowed to override states that refuse to accept its new climate goals by mandating how they should achieve emissions cuts,(...)