There are reports that 11 people have been injured following an incident at the Poolbeg Incinerator this morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Eleven people were hospitalised after a small amount of lime was released inside the flue gas treatment area at the Poolbeg Incinerator in Dublin on W(...)

If the Government fails to meet EU emissions targets by 2020 it could face a fine of between €140 million to €600 million. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland is in no position to lecture other countries on their contribution to climate action given the State’s failure to meet greenhouse gas emission(...)

A fracking facility in Preston:  Ireland  will join four other EU member states – Scotland, France, Germany and Bulgaria – and regions of a number of countries in banning  fracking on land on land. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

Ireland has moved a step closer to banning onshore hydraulic fracturing after the Dáil passed a Fine Gael private member’s Bill, one of the first to p(...)

Micheál Martin: “Since the peace process we lost a lot of corporate intelligence”

Ireland needs to recreate the security and intelligence capacity it had during the Troubles to deal with the current threat posed by Islamist terroris(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Green Party will table a Dáil motion this week which it claims will prevent the Midlands becoming “Ireland’s Rust Belt”. The party’s motion, whic(...)

Supporters of the Save the Hellfire group protest at the site in Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

About 500 people turned out to show their support for the Save the Hellfire campaign at a short protest on Sunday afternoon. The demonstrators gather(...)

RTÉ’s campus in Donnybrook, which is set to get smaller. But should it make a clean break from Montrose? Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times.

There were many fine words about the importance of public service broadcasting in the Seanad this week, as Minister for Communications Denis Naughten (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘You have brought your children to a concert venue. You leave them outside as they go in to an adventure. To think some of them never came back.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The bombing attack in Manchester was a “barbaric attack on children and an assault on civilisation”, Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl told the Dáil. (...)

Prince Charles shakes hands with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams during a visit to the British Ambassador’s residence in Glencairn, Co Dublin. Pool photograph: Damien Eagers

Prince Charles met Gerry Adams at the British ambassador’s home, Glencairn House, marking the Sinn Féin president’s first visit to the south Co Dublin(...)

Under proposals agreed by the business committee, the traditional Dáil prayer will continue to be said both in Irish and English, while a period of 30 seconds for silent reflection will also be introduced. File photograph: Alan Betson

Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger has described as “an insult” a proposal for the Dáil to debate at 10pm on Tuesday, new arrangements for the Dáil prayer. (...)