Edenderry

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The Government’s national development plan envisages a 2030 deadline for the conversion of peat-burning power plants to more sustainable low-carbon technologies. File photograph: Getty

The Government provided €2.4 billion in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry here in 2018, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO). This wa(...)

The Waterford-New Ross Greenway (above) will receive €9 million to fund its development.

Over €63 million has been allocated to improving and expanding greenways around the country next year. The Midleton-Youghal Greenway in Cork will re(...)

The Office of the Planning Regulator expressed doubt about Offaly County Council’s draft development plan projecting the population of Tullamore as growing by 4,753 by 2027. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The State’s planning watchdog has questioned proposals by Offaly County Council to plan for a 33 per cent increase in the population of Tullamore over(...)

Pilot  Niall Bowditch and Kasper Kacprzak (7) were killed  when an  aircraft in which they were travelling crashed in a forested peat bog in Co Offaly on May 13th, 2018

The parents of a seven-year-old boy killed in a 2018 plane crash have taken legal actions against the Irish Parachute Club and the owners of the aircr(...)

Testing commenced after a positive test among one member of staff. When others around him were tested, another worker was found to have the virus.

Two separate outbreaks of Covid-19 have been confirmed in factories owned by Larry Goodman. Testing of the 350 staff at the ABP Foods plant in Clone(...)

Cathy Anne and Paul Bell outside The Brewery Tap, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

As rumours swirl around much of the midlands on Friday regarding Covid-19 lockdowns, Brian Cloonan takes delivery of nine pallets of Christmas decorat(...)

The Edenderry peat-driven power station in Co Offaly. Bord na Móna announced in November that peat production at its plants in Shannonbridge, Co Offaly, and Lanesborough, Co Longford would end by the end of 2020. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The scale of job losses already affecting the Midlands underlines the need for the Government to properly fund a “just transition” for the region as B(...)

There are some 600 confirmed cases of Covid-19 at meat processing plants. Photograph: Bloomberg

The HSE is planning to set up a testing centre in Mallow in north Cork for family members of those working at Kepak in Watergrasshill who have tested (...)

 Rosderra Irish Meats plant in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, where, according to Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley, by April 30th 140 workers out of 350 were out sick and 120 had tested positive. Photograph:  Diarmuid Greene

“He is very, very lucky to be alive,” she says of her husband. The Offaly woman Mary and her husband John (not their real names) do not want to be pub(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said there was a lack of transparency on the issue and that officials needed to visit factory floors to assess the issue. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

As many as 600 meat processing workers have tested positive for Covid-19, according to Siptu. The claim comes as concerns mount that the pattern could(...)

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