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Moorehall House and Estate has just been acquired by Mayo County Council.

Mayo County Council has acquired Moorehall House and Estate from Coillte. The site is the ancestral home of president of the Republic of Connacht Jo(...)

Bord na Móna wind farm in Offaly. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The State’s dividend from some of Ireland’s biggest semi-State companies fell 46 per cent last year on the back of weaker profits and the non-recurren(...)

Allan Daly (left), who opposes the proposed Apple data centre in Athenry on grounds of  environmental concerns,  with  campaigners who support the project, in Derrydonnell last Tuesday. Photograph: Nuacht TG4

Allan Daly knows how objectionable the word “objector” can sound. The US-born environmental engineer, who is one of two Co Galway residents seeking a (...)

Jack Dangermond, co-founder and CEO, ESRI: describes himself as having been blessed for being lucky enough to have fallen into digital mapping as a career.

He may have a personal fortune of $4 billion (€3.4bn) but what really enriches Jack Dangermond’s life is knowing that he helps ensure people don’t los(...)

View from Ballycroy, Erris, Co Mayo: New Minister for Heritage Josepha Madigan said the expansion addressed a long-standing strategy to “align key environmental assets”. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Wilderness is something Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring knows a bit about after 23 years in politics. However, the relative(...)

Coillte had plans to put a road through a red squirrel habitat at Lis Na Grá, Co Donegal. Photograph: iStock.

A Donegal community is celebrating after Coillte agreed to back out of a plan to put a road through a forest which is home to a colony of red squirrel(...)

A red squirrel at Lis na Grá woods. Photograph: North West Newspix

Television presenter and photographer Colin Stafford-Johnson has lent his support to protecting a colony of endangered red squirrels in Co Donegal. (...)

Dr Rosie Mangan: “As for insects, I find them fascinating. Love them or loathe them, you can’t deny they are vital for life on earth and they are the most diverse group in the animal kingdom.”

You work in the area of biological control – what does that mean? My research looks at ways to protect plants from attacks by insects, but rather tha(...)

Stephen Wheeler, MD of SSE Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Airtricity owner SSE’s Irish operations earned profits of almost €44 million in the 12 months to March 31st, the group’s last financial year. The new(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe threatened to become an activist shareholder in the three banks in which the State has shares. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The spectacle of angry shareholders on their feet, waving clenched fists as they demand answers from ashen-faced bankers is not an unfamiliar one at a(...)

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