A self-build in Offaly that has turned into a sustainable dream home When we planned the house with the architect they went through our options in terms of heating and we realised that an air source heat pump was the way to go, coupled with underfloor heating in each room.

Home builders around Ireland are reducing their carbon footprint by making climate friendly choices, such as choosing heat pumps over traditional heating technologies

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Three more towns evacuated on Canary Island as volcanic eruption intensifies Residents watch from a hill as lava continues to flow from an erupted volcano, on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, Spain on Friday.  Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP

Explosions from eruption on La Palma hurl molten rock and ash over a wide area

Third dose of Covid vaccine for vulnerable to begin next week Niac has recommended additional vaccines be given to those with serious immune system issues over 12, to the over-80s, and anyone over 65 in a long-term care facility. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Vulnerable people set to receive third dose of vaccine from next week

Making the right investment choices in a challenging environment Even the best diversified portfolios will go through downswings, so any investor new to this needs to build that into their thinking. Photograph: Getty Images

Having a solid plan and sticking to it is key in an ever-changing market

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