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Irish Water has estimated all sewage treatment plants will be upgraded by 2021 at a cost of €1.25 billion. Photograph: iStock

The European Commission is taking the State to court over the pumping of raw sewage into rivers and the sea. They say 38 towns and cities have inadeq(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has described the potential Brexit impact as a ‘geopolitical, economic earthquake’.

The cancellation of flights from Donegal to Glasgow, Scotland, a 50 per cent per cent slump in second hand car sales, and a slowdown in growth at Ross(...)

Michael Creed: committed to legislation allowing northern and southern fishing vessels reciprocal fishing rights within the island’s territorial waters. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for the Marine Michael Creed faces a clash with the influential Donegal supertrawler fleet following his decision to review the share-out of (...)

Fishing boats tied up at Castletownbere, Co Cork: “Brexit should be used as an opportunity to renegotiate the entire Common Fisheries Policy.”

Picture postcard images of two Atlantic fishery harbours in the stillness of winter would suggest they have more to unite than divide them. In the S(...)

Eimantas Zvirblis, one of the BIM Young Fishmongers of the Year. Photograph: John Sheehan

A good butcher should always be able to tell you where his meat comes from, who reared it and where it was slaughtered. Fishmongers don’t always have (...)

The GMIT  campus in Galway: it  is one of the institutes identified as  “vulnerable” and facing an immediate sustainability challenge. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

There are major concerns over the future of up to 10 of the country’s 14 institutes of technology due to financial deficits and dwindling cash reserv(...)

CIT lecturer Susan Flannery says the sector is trying to balance reduced funding and growing demand.  Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney

It’s the little things, says Susan Flannery. There’s the broken overhead projector. Or the photocopier which rarely seems to have paper. Or the slugg(...)

The harshly beautiful but treacherous Donegal coastline

If “a place apart” can survive in a globalised world the sequestered Glencolumbkille truly ticks the right boxes. Startlingly green while surrounded (...)

The Tullan Strand area just north of Bundoran where Gavin Carey had gone swimming with other soldiers last Tuesday. File photograph: Google Street View

The body of a soldier missing off the Donegal coast since last week has been located by divers. Malin Head Coast Guard confirmed the body of Cpl Gav(...)

The beach resort of Bundoran, Co Donegal,  on a  summer day. File photograph: Getty Images

The search for a young soldier missing, feared drowned off Bundoran in Co Donegal, was widened yesterday, with up to 100 soldiers assisting those tryi(...)

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