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Virginia International Logistics has used a truck powered by renewable gas to transport  processed beef from  Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan, to Caen in northern France, a return trip of 1,121km

A Co Cavan company has become the first haulier to complete a “zero carbon” delivery to Europe using a lorry fuelled by renewable gas. Virginia Inter(...)

Simone, John, Sophie and Jane at Chateaux Azay-le-Rideau in the Loire Valley.

The Swedes have a word for it: flygskam, or “flying shame”. Growing anxiety about the environmental impact of travel means more and more people are no(...)

Passengers often complain that public transport can be expensive, overcrowded, slow and lacking reach. Photograph: iStock

As pollution released by vehicles and industry continues to have severe consequences for our health and the environment, sustainable transport has nev(...)

Peter McGuinness at home in Dundalk, Co Louth

One of the first Allied soldiers to die on D-Day was Pte Edward Delaney O’Sullivan, known as “Paddy”, who landed with the Parachute Regiment outside T(...)

US president Donald Trump  and French president Emmanuel Macron shake hands during a meeting at Caen, Normandy, northwestern France. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

France will never forget the sacrifice of the Allied troops who liberated it from Nazi Germany, French president Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, the(...)

Scaffolding  inside St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, early in 2011, about  a year after the building was badly damaged by fire. Restoration has since been completed. File photograph: John McElroy

It will take years for Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris to be fully restored, according to an architect who worked on the restoration of St Mel’s Cathedr(...)

Supporters gather to pay tribute to Argentinian soccer player Emiliano Sala, in Nantes. Photograph: David Vincent/AP Photo

Rescuers said there was almost no chance of Premier League soccer player Emiliano Sala being found alive after a recording emerged of a fearful voice (...)

Burning motorcycles in Paris: “Once again, extreme violence has come to attack the republic – its security forces, its representatives, its symbols,” President Emmanuel  Macron said on Twitter. Photograph: Abdul Abeissa/AFP/Getty

The latest round of anti-government protests across France at the weekend degenerated in Paris into violent clashes between protesters and the securit(...)

A file image of Jack O’Mahony, an Irish man who fought in the British army during the second World War who has now turned 100. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

An Irishman who survived the Blitz and Normandy landings during the second World War to play his part in the liberation of France, celebrated his 100t(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a goal in  the Club World Cup final against  Gremio in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

In terms of goalscoring exploits, Fernando Peyroteo’s achievement in 1938 used to be the benchmark. The grandnephew of António César de Vasconcelos Co(...)

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