Frank McDonald,Environment EditorThe imminent demolition of three seemingly ordinary Victorian two-storey houses on Vicar Street, Kilkenny, to facilit(...)

The Commission for Aviation Regulation has said the authority would be able to recoup the cost of a new runway through airport charges only if and when passenger numbers recover to peak levels of 23.5 million. Photographer: Dara MacDonaill

A second runway at Dublin airport is unlikely to be built until after 2019 according Dublin Airport Authority documents.The authority is seeking consu(...)

Some DIT staff have objected to the use of Shell money at a recent staff meeting. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

An innovative new art degree, to be part-funded by Shell, is causing controversy among staff at two third-level colleges. The proposed new visual art (...)

An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for a Tesco “superstore” at Liffey Valley in Dublin. The decision was published on the appeals body’s website (...)

Straboy Wind Energy Ltd sought permission for 25 turbines with 64m hub heights and 71m rotor blades. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA

The Irish wind industry has suffered another major setback with a decision by An Bord Pleanála to overturn Donegal County Council’s approval for 25 la(...)

Wind farm plan for Cleanrath, Co Cork:  legal team said council considered the proposed development would result in destruction of a habitat of high ecological value

A couple have challenged a decision granting planning permission for a wind farm near their home.Klaus Balz and Hanna Heuback, of Bear Na Gaoithe, Inc(...)

Planning experts have warned that a recent High Court ruling with respect to unauthorised developments could undermine the regulatory system. The find(...)

The proposed law would provide for better access to land for walkers

A new law designed to guarantee and provide better access to Ireland’s mountains, wilderness and countryside for walkers, cyclists and runners is bein(...)

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Fingal County Council will be putting the facility “beside the homes of residents in the Dublin City Council area who were not included in the consultation process”.    Photograph: Frank Miller

Plans for a wastewater treatment plant in Clonshaugh, north Dublin, have been criticised by local TDs who say the Fingal County Council facility will (...)

Katie Fortune’s Chalet-style home, The Wilderness”, in Roundwood, Co Wicklow. Photographs: Garry O’Neill

Katie Fortune stripped her land back bit by bit. She cut through the undergrowth with shears at first and then with a friend’s chainsaw. Eventua(...)

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