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Although overall numbers are still relatively low, electric car sales have grown by 539%  so far this year, while plug-in hybrid sales are up 166%.  Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s first private fast charging point opens this week at the Four Seasons hotel in Monaghan. The location of the 50kW rapid charger is meant to (...)

The craft of hurley making has written references to it in the 5th century. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The art of hurley making is not an art at all, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has decreed, as he ruled out including the ancient craft in tax br(...)

 Ireland’s Jack McFadden, from Dublin, on his way to winning a Gold Medal in the 200m breaststroke on day four of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: Ray McManus/ Sportsfile

Ireland enjoyed another day of medals at the Special Olympic World Games on the fourth day of competition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In the(...)

Bog butter found in Muckanagh, Co Mayo, dated to AD 775 to 895, and with its wooden container and leather wrap. Image copyright of the National Museum of Ireland

The tradition of using bogs to keep butter edible dates back over 3,500 years, according to a new study. It reveals the practice dates back to at le(...)

Galway’s Noreen Coen scores a free against Limerick in Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 semi-final in Birr. Photograph:  INPHO/Bryan Keane

A fine performance from Anne Dalton gave Kilkenny a 0-12 to 0-9 victory over rivals Cork in the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 semi-fin(...)

Offaly line up for the Allianz  League clash against Laois in O’Moore Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Should it have come to this? The All-Ireland hurling championship has rarely been more open or egalitarian so there is a bitter irony that Offaly, th(...)

The world’s first SMR  began operations in June 2018. The AP1000 was built by US manufacturing giant Westinghouse Electric Co, and is about 400km to the south of Shanghai

Ireland is struggling to reduce its greenhouse gases even while making great strides in harnessing wind power, so is there a case for looking at devel(...)

Snow falling   in Athy, Co Kildare on Sunday. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Dozens of flights were cancelled or delayed at Dublin Airport as airlines struggled with de-icing of their aircraft after snow and heavy rainfall yest(...)

I-LOFAR radio telescope on the grounds of Birr Castle.

A sky survey conducted by 200 astronomers has revealed the presence of hundreds of thousands of previously undetected galaxies and has shed light on t(...)

European Parliament building in Strasbourg. Photograph: AP/Christian Lutz

The two lowest polling candidates in the European Parliament elections in May will not take their seats until the United Kingdom leaves the European U(...)

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