An agriforestry site on Leo Murphy’s farm in Kilcock, Co Kildare. Photograph: Iain White

As the Government unveils plans to plant 22 million trees every year over the next two decades, Ireland’s forestry industry has rejected what it has c(...)

Jarlath Farrell from Tuam, Co Galway at the farmers’ protest outside the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson

Over a thousand farmers gathered at Leinster House on Wednesday in protest against rural Ireland austerity and the Mercosur trade deal, which is seen (...)

Britain’s Prince William listens to Sir David Attenborough during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/AP Photo

British naturalist and veteran broadcaster David Attenborough warned global leaders at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Tuesday that humans risk dama(...)

A display of plastic at Nolan’s supermarket in Clontarf, which is committing to eliminating unnecessary packaging from its shelves.  Photograph: Alan Betson

This weekend hundreds of supermarkets across Ireland will have to deal with large volumes of extra plastic and cardboard handed back by their customer(...)

British actor and director Lord Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90. Photograph: EPA

Lord Richard Attenborough, who has died at the age of 90, was never all that keen on his frequent satiric representation as a sort of endlessly lachry(...)

Elephant Bird egg: Sold at Christie’s for £122,500

An “Easter egg” with a difference has sold at Christie’s “Travel, Science and Natural History” auction in London where a “very rare and complet(...)