Glen Killane, managing director of Eir Sport and Eir Television, at Eir’s group headquarters in Dublin: ‘We have to understand that not everybody loves sport.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s not long before the big question for anyone in the business of sport today comes up. Is UFC here to stay, or is it one great, noisy fad? Glen Ki(...)

Cheesy photo op Award: A shot taken from the Twitter feed of Leo Varadkar of himself and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau jogging in Phoenix Park, Dublin in July. File photograph: @campaignforleo/PA Wire

For Promoting Better Public Understanding of Science Danny Healy-Rae. Without Danny how would we know that climate change is a swizz and that driving(...)

A beach strewn with waste. One million plastic bottles are bought every minute around the world. Photograph: Getty

A deposit and return scheme for drinks containers could turn into a financial catastrophe because of the potential cost of implementation, Minister fo(...)

A Volvo hybrid car connected to a charging point: Vehicle charging will have to be commercialised, the ESB has flagged. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

When considering global failures to adequately address climate change, missed targets are never far away. But some sectors are delivering: notably the(...)

Ready for the world: A banner supporting Ireland’s 2023 Rugby World Cup bid is unveiled at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Few pieces of legislation in recent times have excited such public commentary and controversy as the judicial appointments Bill which passed its secon(...)

Minister for Sport Paschal Donohoe , Brian O’Driscoll, bid ambassador, Taoiseach Enda Kenny , and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring, at a photocall for Ireland’s Rugby World Cup 2023 bid in 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has warned the Government against committing €320 million of public money to support Ireland’s bid to host the Rugby Wor(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said it was wrong to leave the consumer in the grip of bin companies and called for local authorities to take charge of waste collection.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fianna Fáil is to table a Dáil motion calling for a regulator for the waste industry in response to the changes to bin charges announced this week. (...)

Under the new arrangement waste collectors will be free to offer a range of pricing options to customers

Households that send more waste to landfill will face higher bills after the Government has abolished flat-fee charges. Minister for Communications D(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan with Senator Grace O’Sullivan (left) and Catherine Martin TD at the launch of A Bill to introduce a recycling deposit scheme for bottles and cans.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Bill to introduce a recycling deposit scheme for bottles and cans, and to eventually ban single-use, non-recyclable plastics in food and drink outle(...)

Enda Kenny leaving Government Buildings following his resignation as Taoiseach. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

And with a wave and a smile, he was gone. Enda Kenny is still Taoiseach in a caretaker capacity, of course, and will be until Leo Varadkar succeeds (...)