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Irish Water

The latest report card on Irish Water highlights a range of failures and presents further evidence that Ireland has a water supply network that is far(...)

The lockdown led to an overall decline of 2.3% in gas demand   in the six months ended June 30th, compared to the first half of 2019. Photograph: iStock

The Corrib Field is now Ireland’s sole domestic source of natural gas – the fuel that provides most of the country’s electricity – after the Kinsale r(...)

 Leixlip water treatment plant. The number of people threatened by poor water supplies   has doubled largely due to difficulties at the Leixlip plant. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A total of 52 treatment plants supplying drinking water to 1.1 million people – over a fifth of the Republic’s population – “are vulnerable to failure(...)

A piece by Gabriel Hayes at the entrance to the Church of the Ascension in Gurranabraher in Cork. Hayes was one of Ireland’s most prolific female sculptors of the 20th century.

Sculpture is a hot topic right now. It is an ideal time to look at the life and work of one of Ireland’s most prolific female sculptors of the 20th ce(...)

One of the Large Heath Butterflies recorded in Co Kildare. Photograph: Tristram Whyte

Conservationists have recorded a substantial increase in an endangered species of butterfly whose numbers act as a crucial indicator of the health of (...)

John Maughan is preparing for Offaly’s return to action. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

That he hasn’t seen the like of this is hardly surprising but does tell its own story. John Maughan is the doyen of inter-county managers: no-one’s ca(...)

A yard with pieces from Home Street Home in Harold’s Cross. Photograph: Michael Donnelly.

As the country reopens, the independent decor sector is pushing through to give home lovers a wider selection of things to fill their homes with. Here(...)

Revenue customs detector dog Bailey who helped uncover tens of thousands of euro worth of cannabis resin on its way to Irish addresses. Photograph:  Revenue.

Sniffer dogs at Dublin’s Mail Centre uncovered almost €69,000 worth of drugs hidden in packages labelled as board games, kitchen supplies, jewellery a(...)

Eyrefield Lodge Stud, Co Kildare

Turn off the busy M7 for the Curragh, cross a cattle grid in the direction of Athgarvan and it’s like entering another world. On a summer’s day the ro(...)

Wendel Versadel, healthcare worker and community engagement officer with the Filipino consulate, pictured in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Filipinos living in Ireland have been “disproportionately affected” by coronavirus despite their best efforts to avoid infection through social distan(...)

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