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Prof Emer Colleran: her fine character and intellectual rigour made her a special asset to the many community groups and activists she assisted and advised over the years. Photograph:  Aengus McMahon

Dr Emer Colleran Born: October 12th, 1945 Died: 30 June, 2018 Dr Emer Colleran was a leading microbiologist and one of the State’s foremost advocat(...)

A concert at Eyre Square: the ‘public realm’ plan would extend west from the square.

Galway City Council intends to appoint an urban planning and design team to draw up a “public realm” strategy for its central quarter. The local auth(...)

A blue flag standard is an international award which recognises outstanding compliance with bathing water quality and sewage treatment regulations. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

A record number of blue flags have been awarded to Irish beaches and marinas for 2018 by An Taisce environmental group. The 83 Irish beaches and seve(...)

Last year the Minister for the Environment gave €1.3 million to local authorities and national waste agencies to fund a crackdown on illegal dumping

Illegal dumping of rubbish is “economic and environmental treason”, Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten has declared, but campaigners warn tha(...)

32 Zion Road Rathgar Dublin 6

Number 32 Zion Road is a fine example of Arts and Crafts architecture – the anti-industrial movement from the turn of the last century. Designed by (...)

Aldborough House on Portland Row, Dublin 1.

Redevelopment plans for the last Georgian mansion built in Dublin, Aldborough House on Portland Row, have been sharply criticised by the Department of(...)

Anja Murray: “When you go out with friends and children, leave your phones at home and go with the intention of noticing what’s going on around you.”

As National Heritage Week focuses on nature, Sylvia Thompson asks environmentalists how – in spite of the gloomy statistics on species loss and habita(...)

Broadhaven Bay

The Supreme Court has found Shell E & P Ireland was acting in civil contempt of court orders when, nine years ago, it entered on to commonage land(...)

Garden enthusiasts at Bloom in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Bloom’s Grand Pavilion is the place where you’ll find hordes of the country’s hardcore plantaholics dedicatedly scouring the handsome displays of spec(...)

A lone cyclist passes by the smouldering gorse on the Seanafeistin Rd close to Cloosh Valley in Connemara on May 9th. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Government plans to extend the gorse burning season until the end of March are deeply flawed and will lead to more of the devastating fires that have (...)

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