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The Irish Cement facility in Castlemungret has returned to the national priority site list following an incident in December which resulted in the release of dust outside the site.

Eight industrial and waste companies have been named by the EPA on its latest list of worst offenders for breaching environmental regulations. Four o(...)

Caroline Sweeney with her daughters, Jamie and Zara

The funeral has taken place of a Cork mother who made an emotional appeal earlier this year for help to battle a rare form of cancer . Caroline Swee(...)

The late Donal Creed TD

Thousands of people queued for several hours to pay their respects to former Fine Gael TD and minister of state Donal Creed who died on Thursday, at 9(...)

Donal Creed

Warm tributes have been paid from across the political spectrum to former Fine Gael TD and minister of state Donal Creed who has died at the age of 93(...)

The Gearagh was flooded as part the River Lee Hydro-electric scheme in the 1950s

The ESB has been urged to restore pathways in Ireland’s only extensive alluvial forest to a proper standard so that people can continue access the ame(...)

The National Car Test  centre in Fonthill: In 2016, 1,465,710 tests took place across the country, of which 773,588 were failures, but only 71,508 vehicles failed the retest.

More vehicles failed the National Car Test (NCT) than passed last year, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Some 52.8(...)

An ESB crew  works to restore services following damage by Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Emergency responders to Storm Ophelia are monitoring anticipated poor weather this weekend to see if it might set back efforts to restore water and po(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

The increase in Garda numbers is part of a long-term drive to bring the strength of the force to about 21,000 by 2021, comprising 15,000 gardaí, 2,000 reserves and 4,000 civilians. File photograph: Getty Images

Eight hundred extra gardaí are to be recruited under the Budget 2018, bringing the force’s strength to about 14,000. Minister for Justice Charlie Fla(...)

The stump of the crab apple tree planted for the Omagh bomb victims in 1998, with a JCB in the background. Photograph: Macroom and District Environmental Group

A crab apple tree planted 19 years ago in memory of the victims of the Omagh bombing and a birch planted by former president Mary Robinson have been c(...)

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