Jim Ferry, who for several years operated an illegal dump in an area of special conversation on the edge of Lough Swilly.

The High Court has ordered fugitive Donegal waste collector Jim Ferry to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to enter his land to investigate an(...)

Urge to recycle? A blackbird gets set to fly off with  an empty disposable coffee cup in its beak on the banks of the river Spree in Berlin, November 2nd, 2017. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Coffee lovers could be facing a price increase for takeaway coffees, the Department of the Environment says. A new “latte levy” is being considered w(...)

The  European Court of Justice  in Luxembourg ruled on a dispute involving the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland. Photograph: iStock

The Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) has been held to be liable for the compensation of a victim of a van crash 21 years ago who was entitled t(...)

Irish construction activity accelerated in September, though the rate of job creation across the industry pulled back from elevated levels in previous months. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish construction activity accelerated in September, though the rate of job creation across the industry pulled back from elevated levels in previous(...)

Jim Ferry, who runs two waste companies in Donegal, was present for the case and represented himself in court

Jim Ferry, a serial illegal waste dumper from Co Donegal, should be arrested and jailed for contempt of court orders, a judge has ruled. Once detaine(...)

Simon Coveney: the failure of his effort to move hundreds families from hotels and B&Bs by July 1st was rewarded with Cabinet promotion. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government’s homeless family hub solution is not only a short-term fix for a long-term crisis, it’s a shocking deal for taxpayers that benefits pr(...)

Peter Kinsella from Westlink Recovery Services in Dublin. He said recovery companies were now receiving about €50 per tonne of scrap metal compared with €150 four or five years ago. Photograph: Alan Betson

Just a single litter fine was handed out in relation to more than 600 cases of cars left abandoned in Dublin city over the last three years, newly-rev(...)

Rossbracken:  the centre of Jim Ferry’s illegal waste activities near Letterkenny, Co Donegal.

Co Donegal waste operator Jim Ferry has been told by a High Court judge that he will be sent to jail if he does not clean up his illegal waste facilit(...)

 Robbie Sinnott, a member of the Blind Legal Alliance, complained he was effectively being deprived of his right to a secret ballot because he must ask a polling station presiding officer to complete his ballot paper. File photograph: David Sleator

The State has decided not to appeal a High Court declaration secured by a severely visually impaired man who sought to vote privately and without assi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: said the Government acknowledged there was a concern about a massive hike in charges under the new waste charges system.  Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The Government is to set up a “pricing watchdog monitoring unit” to provide monthly reports on a new system of waste charges, Minister for Environment(...)

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