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The evidence consistently shows that strong traditional sanction-based enforcement is critical to environmental protection. File photograph: Getty

Across the globe, environmental enforcement agencies have been adopting new strategies designed to encourage companies to go beyond achieving basic co(...)

Canadian club: Chloe Murphy and her husband Joe

Chloe Murphy will be in the air on her way home on Saturday, December 5th. She was determined to see her family in Co Antrim, especially her brother a(...)

A year ago the then government announced that in future it would only appoint consultants on a new Sláintecare contract. File photograph: Getty

That there are now nearly 730 consultant positions in hospitals across the country either vacant or filled in a temporary capacity is extremely troubl(...)

Keira Bell (23), who began taking puberty blockers when she was 16 before ‘detransitioning’, outside the court in London. Photograph: Sam Tobin/PA Wire

A British court on Tuesday cast serious doubt on whether under-16s will continue to be able to take puberty-blocking drugs in a landmark trial that ha(...)

Shoppers in the Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The State has started to reopen following the six-week lockdown amid a “fresh buzz” around town and city centres with “manageable” queues forming outs(...)

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral in Cork. Photograph: Google Street View

President Michael D Higgins has praised the Church of Ireland community in Cork for its work in ensuring that St Fin Barre’s Cathedral in the city has(...)

Medical specialists appointed since 2012 can still earn €50,000 a year less than longer serving colleagues. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is a general acceptance at the top of the health service that a decision by the then government in October 2012 to cut the pay of hospital consu(...)

Main focus of the Leaving Cert seems to be acting as a filter for entry into higher education, according to the  OECD review.

The Leaving Cert is “too narrow and rigid” and its main focus seems to be acting as a filter for entry into higher education, according to a review by(...)

A  video grab image  from the Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau shows a mysterious metal monolith that was discovered in Utah after public safety officers spotted the object while conducting a routine wildlife mission. Photograph: Getty

As mysteriously as it arrived, a metal monolith that was discovered last week by Utah public safety workers is now gone, officials said on Saturday. (...)

The vaccine is sprayed into each nostril and is free to healthy children aged two to 12. Photograph: Getty Images

General practitioners across Ireland are concerned about the low uptake of the children’s flu vaccine which is available free to all healthy children (...)

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