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Investments into new onshore and offshore wind projects fell to €22.3 billion across the EU, down 19 per cent from a record €27.5 billion in 2016.

Ireland was among seven EU member states that reported a record 2017 for wind energy, according to the industry group WindEurope. With a 20 per cent (...)

A Government spokesman said eight to 10 Defence Forces personnel would be involved in the EU battlegroup. Photograph: Defence Forces

Irish Defence Forces personnel will join a German-led EU battlegroup in 2020, the Cabinet decided on Tuesday. Minister of State for Defence Paul Keh(...)

Kylie was a mere 10 years old when she exploded into public consciousness, dancing around a stripper pole

The US reality-TV star and youngest of the “Kardashian siblings”, Kylie Jenner, has confirmed the birth of her first child. The birth notice took the (...)

The new Finland adventure holiday offers a chance to  swap playdates for a husky safari this mid-term break

Snow Safari   Try the new Finland adventure holiday via TUI and swap playdates for a husky safari this mid-term break. Chase the Northern lights(...)

The ESRI has found that one-third of lone-parent families and one-quarter of families headed by a person with a disability were ‘persistently deprived’ during the years 2004 to 2015. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The gap between the poorest families and the wider population is larger in Ireland than in other comparable EU countries, and grew faster during the r(...)

 Andrew Edmiston: “If 60 per cent of our trade is with Europe, but Europe is only 17 per cent of world trade, then we’re doing rubbish with the rest of the world.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Andrew Edmiston is not just pro-Brexit, he’s hard Brexit. And he put his money where his mouth is, donating £1 million to the Leave campaign during th(...)

‘Being completely honest, we all hate homework. We know it has to be done but it has a big impact,’ says Sarah Jayne Tobin (above) with her son Nathan Fanagan. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Do young children really need to do more work when they get home after a day at school? The Oireachtas committee on public petitions is currently exam(...)

Karelian diamonds has been awarded a licence covering 28.84 hectares. Photograph: iStock

An Irish diamond exploration company, Karelian Diamond Resources, has been granted a four-year licence in Finland. In a statement on Monday, Karelia(...)

Mark O’Halloran and Pat Shortt. Photographs: Alan Betson and Brian McEvoy

When did you last cry? Mark: I’m a great person for crying at films, I have to say. Pat: Yeah Mark: I love when that happens because it means you’r(...)

Astrid Gundersen  (3), from Swords, at the Friends of the Earth protest outside the Dáil on Wednesday as the joint Oireachtas environment committee began hearings on the Waste Reduction Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are strong indications that legislation for a mandatory “deposit return scheme” in Ireland for plastic bottles and a ban on single-use plastic m(...)

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