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Tesco Ireland said shoppers had bought  Easter eggs for consumption in advance of the holiday. File photograph:

The 2021 Easter Egg hunt started a little early this week as desperate last-minute consumers scoured shops for any remaining sign of the sought-after (...)

Over 81,000 tonnes of packaging waste is expected to be generated in Ireland over the Christmas period. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Over 81,000 tonnes of packaging waste is expected to be generated in Ireland over the Christmas period, a seven per cent rise on the 2019 season, acco(...)

Pictured is Samantha Stuart from Carrick-On-Suir, owner of Pretty Bowtique, with her family, husband Alan, daughters Abigail and Aoibhinn and son Alex. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Flexibility in the workplace is a lifeline for parents with young children and one way of getting it is to become your own boss. For the three women (...)

The programme for government commits to introducing a deposit-and-refund scheme for plastic bottles and aluminium cans. Photograph: Getty

Government plans to introduce a deposit-and-refund scheme (DRS) for beverage containers is likely to result in the collapse of kerbside collection for(...)

Developer Johnny Ronan is betting that Dublin’s office market will recover more quickly than the hotel sector, dropping plans for a hotel in his  23-storey  building on Tara St

Developer Johnny Ronan is betting that Dublin’s office market will recover more quickly than the hotel sector, dropping plans for a hotel in the 23-st(...)

Close to a third of plastic exported from the EU, the UK, Switzerland and Norway to southeast Asia for recycling is not recycled at all, according to Irish researchers. Photograph: Alastair Miller/Bloomberg News

Europe may be congratulating itself for embracing sustainability but its appalling performance on disposal of plastics supposedly for recycling beyond(...)

Most plastics can be recycled only once or twice to make a new product before they eventually end up in landfill. Photograph: iStock

When restaurant dining rooms closed during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, takeaway took off. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polypropylene (P(...)

Close to a third of plastic exported from the European Union to Asia for recycling is not recycled at all, a study has found. File photograph: Getty Images

Close to a third of plastic exported from the European Union to Asia for recycling is not recycled at all – most of it is going to landfill or ending (...)

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is set to become the first local authority in the country to ban the supply or sale of items such as plastic takeaway containers and cutlery. Photograph: iStock

David Attenborough’s most recent Blue Planet TV series aired in October 2017. Such was its impact among audiences that business owners and environment(...)

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