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Last November a headstone was finally placed on Julia Morrissey’s grave in Athenry

Sarah Mellows was seriously struggling when she sent a letter to her priest, seeking a loan of “a few pounds for a month or so”. “Few are my friends (...)

A certain level of plastic was needed for food safety purposes, but retailers did not use excess packaging because it was costly, Mr Burke said.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Supermarkets need to do more to halt “the rising tide of plastic”, according to the organisers of a day of action targeting excess packaging and plast(...)

Plastic water bottles will be phased out of DCU by 2020. Photograph:  Andrew Parsons/PA Wire

Dublin City University has announced it is to become “plastic-free” by 2020 beginning with the immediate withdrawal from use of plastic cups at all it(...)

Environment: a legal milestone

The recognition for the first time in an Irish court of a constitutional right to environmental protection “that is consistent with the human dignity (...)

The DAA  has begun preliminary work on the new runway at Dublin Airport  and is due to award the construction contract this year.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Planning restrictions on Dublin Airport’s proposed new €320 million runway could cost more than 17,000 jobs, according to its head of communications. (...)

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Summer holidays – the highlight of every school year for as long as you remember, right? It’s a time of anticipation, excitement, ideas, adventure and(...)

The D Hotel in Drogheda offers an epic escape, based on the world’s only Game of Thrones experience using boats from the TV show,

Recoup and create Those who are looking to soothe both body and mind this summer need look no further than the Creativity & Cultural Retreat host(...)

Having a  comfortable chair  helps when you work from home, as does a desk that’s big enough to easily fit your speakers/diary/printer/laptop.

Working from home, how much do I love thee? Let me count the ways: being able to stick on a wash during a “coffee break”; saving cash-sucking incident(...)

 Norwegian Air Shuttle plans to offer low-cost flights from Europe to the US, including routes from the Cork and Shannon. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

One of the US congressmen lobbied by Irish businesses to allow Norwegian Air International to launch services from Cork and Shannon to Boston says he (...)

Environmental groups also argue the use of fracked gas or oil also contributes greenhouse gases to the atmosphere at a time when the Paris Agreement has ratified a move towards global carbon neutrality by the end of the century. File photograph: Michael Okoniewski/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A TD will present proposed legislation to the Dáil on Thursday that would completely ban any hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the State. The privat(...)

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