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Mr Justice John MacMenamin in Warsaw for protest in support of Polish judges. Photograph: Omar Marques/Getty

European Judges are not used to being greeted with applause – at least, that is, until Saturday afternoon in Warsaw. Dressed in black pleated robes t(...)

David Tobin, renewable energy director of Beauparc, at the Panda waste processing facility in Ballymount, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued its first licence to process large volumes of Irish construction and demolition waste. The licence, iss(...)

Sanita Puspure, dual world champion in the single sculls: “I find [I have] a more efficient way to move the boat, which gives you a second every 500m which is four seconds over the 2,000 metres, which is a massive margin.”  Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho Games in Tokyo

“A mother, a wife, a rower, 2 x Olympian, 2 x World and European Champion. Proud to be wearing green vest.” As Twitter handles go it sums up Ireland’(...)

PEL Waste Reduction Equipment founder and chief executive Tommy Griffith: “Waste is always an issue.”

Climate change was not on the agenda when Tommy Griffith set up his waste engineering business in 2004. His early glass crushers were designed as much(...)

A citizenship ceremony   at the National Convention Centre in Dublin in 2012 at which almost 4,000 people became Irish citizens. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

More than 2,000 people are due to be sworn in as Irish citizens in Killarney, Co Kerry next Monday and thousands more are expected to receive citizens(...)

Paul Wells Jnr maintained throughout his interviews that he did not try to hinder the investigation and was afraid his father would shoot him. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man who disposed of the chainsaw used to dismember the body of Kenneth O’Brien has been found guilty of impeding the prosecution of his father, who (...)

Valerie Moran, head of operations and client relations at Prepaid Financial Services and Noel Moran, the company’s chief executive. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Noel Moran will have plenty to celebrate when he turns 50 in three weeks. Along with his wife, Valerie, the Meath-based entrepreneur this week offload(...)

Noel Grealish was nowhere near the Dáil chamber when Leaders’ Questions rolled around again. Photograph: Screengrab from Oireachtas TV

“I like statistics,” remarked the Taoiseach during a discussion on the crime rate in Cork. “I am a believer in science – this is Science Week – and (...)

Frans Timmermans is tasked by EU Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen to develop a “European green deal” over the next five years. Photograph: EPA/Stephanie LeCocq

The new European Commission is encountering big difficulties in securing member state agreement on scaling up 2030 targets to reduce carbon emissions (...)

WRC adjudication officer Ewa Sobanska said she was satisfied the failure to accept the HAP payment  “exacerbated the distress” the tenant suffered.

A landlord who has been renting out property for 35 years has been ordered to pay €12,000 compensation to a woman he was found to have discriminated a(...)

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