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 Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan said the scheme would help lower electricity prices by up to 30 per cent in coming years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Seven communities around Ireland are about to go into power generation following a historic decision to support their projects under the State’s new r(...)

Padraig McNiffe stands in the flooded fields near his farm in Newtownflood, outside Athlone. Photograph: Laura Hutton

It was the wettest February since records began in many parts of the country, with some places experiencing once-in-100-years levels of rainfall. Two(...)

People enjoying the weather in St Stephen’s Green in Dublin in July. Ireland experienced above average temperatures for the ninth year in a rowlast year as a pattern consistent with the impact of global warming continued. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Ireland experienced above average temperatures for the ninth year in a rowlast year as a pattern consistent with the impact of global warming continue(...)

Paraic McGrath referees the match between Japan GAA Ladies (in black) and UCD International Ladies in an invitational match on August 5th, 2017 in Croke Park.

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Paraic McGrath, who is (...)

Gavin Brennan in Hanoi. He had a ball.

Gavin Brennan is a writer from Claremorris, Co Mayo. He has just returned to Ireland, having spent three years working and travelling around Asia, mos(...)

Bernadette Lavery, MD Boots Ireland

The Irish arm of pharmacist Boots last year delivered pre-tax profits of €24.1 million – a 12 per cent increase on the previous year – as revenues ros(...)

Gerry Concannon, founder and chairman of CBE. His entrepreneurial spirit was apparent when he was a child and his mother told him later that he used to wander around with a “little case with books in it and a calculator”.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan

When Gerry Concannon was a “young whippersnapper” aged 23, he used to tell people he would be retired within 10 years. After almost 40 years in busin(...)

Five great grand nephews of  Michael Walsh at Glasnevin cemetery, Dublin with a display case containing his Purple Heart medal. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One hundred years after he was killed in France in one of the final offensives of the first World War, Mayo man Private Michael Walsh has posthumously(...)

A man sleeps in the shade in the Phoenix Park in  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Ireland’s heatwave appears to have passed its peak but temperatures were still expected to rise to between 25 and 28 degrees in most places on Saturda(...)

The attraction of cycling is not only for people retiring from other sports, but also for those seeking an outlet where they can push themselves physically and mentally but relatively safely. Photograph: iStock

Bags of nuts – check. Overshoes – check. Energy bars – check. Sunglasses – check. Sun cream – check. Wind/rain jackets – check. Large tub of “chamois”(...)

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