The company has two key products: RainSafe, which is for use in domestic and commercial users; and AgriSafe, tailored for livestock producers. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish water treatment tech firm H20zone, whose backers include Danu Partners, has raised €3 million in fresh investment. The Co Wicklow-based company(...)

Ireland and Luxembourg are the only two EU countries projected to miss both their emissions and renewable energy targets in 2020

The fines hanging over Ireland for missing its EU climate targets in 2020 are likely to be significantly lower than previously thought. According to (...)

Local resident Malcolm Cooney on Ashleam Beach on Achill island which has returned after 12 years. Photograph: Sean Molloy

When Atlantic forces returned a sandy beach – which had vanished over 30 years before – to Achill, the Co Mayo island’s tourist office could not belie(...)

49% of domestic septic tanks failed the inspection in 2016. Photograph: Getty Images

Half of the septic tanks serving one-off houses across the State have failed their annual safety inspection, according to the Environmental Protection(...)

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(...)

Dr John Morrissey of UCC, who co-ordinates a project entitled  CHASSY, developing yeasts for making ingredients in cosmetics. Photograph: John Sheehan

How can we use yeast to make ingredients for food and cosmetics sustainably? Or harness the energy and nutrients of agricultural waste? How about usin(...)

Air pollution: the EPA is concerned about particulate matter, which largely comes from the burning of solid fuel. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty

Poor air quality is directly linked to about 1,500 premature deaths in Ireland each year as excessive pollution causes the State to fall foul of globa(...)

 The Los Angeles city skyline as heavy smog shrouds the city in California. File photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

The evidence of global warming is stronger than ever, a massive US report has concluded, contradicting senior Trump administration officials who downp(...)

Dr Ruth Freeman, SFI director of strategy and research

‘Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) latest Investigators’ Programme will invest €43 million in 26 different research projects over the next five years(...)

DCU’s Water Institute monitors water quality in Dublin Bay.

Ireland is back in the dock. The Environmental Protection Agency recently found waste-water facilities do not comply with EU standards in 50 of Irelan(...)

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