A total of 41 EPA inspections were on waste sites with the focus on improving fire risk management. Photograph: iStock

The EPA conducted 48 inspections at unauthorised peat extraction sites during 2021, while industrial sites from the food and drink sector and intensiv(...)

Team Europe wears cheeseheads on the first tee during a practice day at the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits Golf Course in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, US. Photograph: AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

Day one at Whistling Straits and even if you have the flag of Europe tattooed on your bottom you’d have to have had at least a crumb of empathy for Te(...)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said the amount of complaints rose by 127 per cent over the previous year, including a ‘dramatic’ rise in those relating to foul odours.

There was a sharp rise in the volume of environmental complaints against factories and other industrial facilities last year as people were stuck in t(...)

Brendan Devlin: to the forefront in encouraging and promoting innovation in environmental matters

The death took place on July 9th, 2020, of CB (Brendan) Devlin, former Cork county engineer, after a short illness. A native of Coachford, Brendan li(...)

Ireland generated 14 million tonnes of waste in 2018. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ireland continues to be a throwaway society and depends heavily on incineration, while recycling of some waste categories has peaked, according to the(...)

Tens of thousands of aging wind turbine blades are coming down and most have nowhere to go but landfills. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Wind turbine blades can be longer than a Boeing 747 wing, so at the end of their lifespan they cannot just be hauled away. First, you need to saw thro(...)

Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot from the fifth tee during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Photo: USA Today Sports

Rory McIlroy failed to win the Farmers Insurance Open and failed too to regain the world number one spot in the world rankings. But the 30-year-old No(...)

Some of the waste  found in clean-ups in Ireland belonged to householders who believed their waste was being disposed of by an authorised waste collector.  Photograph: Getty Images

In a move to better target those responsible for illegal dumping around the country, a new interactive map identifying all legal waste companies has b(...)

Monday Results: Hewlett Packard. Indicators: Irish labour costs (Q3); UK distributive trades (Nov); German business climate, current conditions a(...)

Aran Islands Co-op Recycling Project members pictured with (second from left) Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton

The Aran Islands Co-op Recycling Project has been awarded the top prize at the 2019 Pakman Awards for its work transforming waste and recycling infras(...)

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