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Micheál Martin’s election as Taoiseach has been marked by congratulations, as well as policy prescriptions from a range of interest groups. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Micheál Martin’s election as Taoiseach has been marked by congratulations, as well as policy prescriptions from a range of interest groups. The Irish(...)

Friends of the Earth said the poll results indicate a desire for ‘faster and fairer climate action at the heart of everything a new government does’. File photograph: Getty

A poll on the extent of public support for climate action that might be undertaken under a new programme for government indicates strong backing for i(...)

Shannon LNG, now owned by US infrastructure group, New Fortress Energy, intends building a plant in the Shannon Estuary that will convert LNG back to gas. Photograph: iStock

Plans for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Shannon face further legal hurdles after a European court found that the Republic was wrong to ext(...)

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(...)

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