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The funeral mass of Mary Noonan took place at the Church of The Assumption, Loughill, Co. Limerick  The coffin leaves the Church followed by her brother Michael and other family members. Photograph: Press 22

Former Fine Gael leader and senior minister Michael Noonan has paid a tearful tribute at the funeral of his sister Mary, who was one of three wom(...)

Castlecomer Discovery Park, in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

GET BACK TO NATURE Dublin City Farm St Anne’s Park, Raheny; free; dublincityfarm.com Dublin County Council’s first urban farm has only been open(...)

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan and his sister Mary Noonan. File photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan’s sister Mary was of the three women in their 70s killed in Thursday’s car crash in west Limerick. Mary N(...)

A coal depot in Shanghai. The ban on smoky coal was first promised in 2015. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Plans for a national ban on harmful smoky coal have been delayed by the Government amid legal threats from the coal industry. The introduction of the(...)

 Shipping containers and freight in Dublin Port. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Shannon Foynes port could take any post-Brexit strain off Irish east coast ports should Border checks lead to congestion, its chief executive has said(...)

“The commercial development of wave energy converters is moving towards reality and is led by an Irish company,  Ocean Energy.” Photograph; Getty Images

The big climate issue facing Ireland is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and switching to a low carbon way of living, and Prof Tony Lewis believes th(...)

The report found that upgrade works are needed to protect four beaches with poor quality bathing water at Clifden, Co Galway;  Merrion Strand, Loughshinny; and Sandymount strands in Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are 38 towns and villages across the State discharging raw sewage into the environment, according to a new report from the Environmental Protect(...)

Money is to be spent on expanding the Luas

The Government plans to spend €286 million on roads and other infrastructure next year. The money is part of an overall €1.4 billion extra that the (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe introducing the budget in Leinster House.

Below is the full statement of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe announcing the budget to the Dáil on Tuesday(...)

Brendan O’Regan, who was catering comptroller at Shannon Airport and a onetime chairman of Bord Fáilte

It may now be a global $70 billion business, but it has its origins in the mind of one Clare man. And like many innovations, the concept of duty free,(...)

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