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Workers attend an emergency meeting at the Mountdillon Bord na Móna plant. File photograph: Shelley Corcoran

A letter from the chief executive of Bord na Móna has provoked an angry response from unions which accused the company of “an insult” to its workforce(...)

Lough Ree. The EPA action relates to the temperature of cooling water discharged from the Lough Ree power plant in Co Longford into the Shannon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed it is prosecuting the ESB for alleged environmental breaches in the operation of Lough Ree pow(...)

 A conservation ranger told Youghal District  Court that he found a dead otter with other dead animals dumped in bags at Ballynatray Demesne in Co Waterford on September 14th, 2017. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Department of Heritage has welcomed the successful prosecution of three men over the illegal killing of an otter that was found dumped in a bag in(...)

The river  Blackwater at Fermoy, Co Cork. Photograph: Getty Images

A delegation from Fermoy, Co Cork, has called on the Oireachtas Public Petitions Committee to demand that repairs be carried out on the town’s histori(...)

Cersei It would be a miracle if she was still there come the end

Here’s a rundown of the contenders (of course we all agree Stannis would have made the best king – but, no, the show had to go and kill him off) (...)

Bloom gardening festival: five-year-old Adrianna Fayiah, seven-year-old Eoghan Fox and four-year-old Florence Marlow Ward help launch this year’s event. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gardeners all over Ireland are frantically preparing for the biggest event in the horticultural calendar: the Bloom gardening festival, in the Phoenix(...)

The Night King makes his assault on the Wall in HBO’s Game of Thrones, which returns to Sky and Now TV next week for its final season.

Game of Thrones, a quick recap: Some years ago there was this Mad King called Aerys who ruled from the Iron Throne, then someone slept with someone el(...)

John Mulvaney receiving the Kilroy Cup from chairman Kenneth O’Keeffe

For many trout anglers, St Patrick’s weekend heralds the start of their angling season. And where better to get started than on the water of Lough She(...)

Work is being undertaken on the river Erriff (IFI’s National Salmonid Index Catchment) as part of the Smoltrack project

A new study shows how salmon survival leaving freshwater is an important factor in declining European salmon populations, according to early results f(...)

Yew Grove’s IPO last June: the company  said it had now fully invested the €75 million generated from its flotation

Property reit Yew Grove generated a pretax profit of €2.3 million between April and December last year. In its maiden set of results, the company sai(...)

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