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Abbeyleix Bog. ‘My main hope for the future is in community and volunteer-led initiatives like the Abbeyleix Bog project.’ File photograph:  Bord na Móna

National Biodiversity Week which continues until Saturday, is a celebration of Ireland’s native flowers, trees, insects, animals and birds. Environme(...)

Abbeyleix Bog: the project has shown how community awareness and action can help shift a powerful corporation towards protecting our environment

It is fitting that National Biodiversity Week opens on Saturday with, among a wealth of other attractive and family-friendly events across the country(...)

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’s new host, Jeremy Clarkson. Photograph: PR company handout

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ 1, 9.35pm As Eurovision mania kicks into gear with Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy all set to sing Together in the first s(...)

Big day: Prince Harry and  Meghan Markle on royal duties at  Westminster Abbey,  London,  on Wednesday. Photograph:  Kirsty Wigglesworth/Reuters

Invitation to a Royal Wedding Monday, TV3, 9pm It’s getting close to the big day when Harry and Meghan walk the aisle at Windsor Castle, and the count(...)

Coillte chief executive Fergal Leamy on the State’s view of forestry: “We just don’t get it yet” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The chief executive of Coillte estimates that output from Irish forestry will double in value to nearly €5 billion over the next 10 years, as the curr(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly has called for the ‘eradication of single use plastics particularly in supermarkets and the imposition of penalties for failure to comply’. Photograph: Getty Images

The Citizens’ Assembly has submitted a series of extra recommendations to the Government on tackling climate change, including a call for more rigorou(...)

The Government continues to subsidise peat-fired electricity, which is one of the most ineffective and polluting ways of producing electricity. Photograph: Picasa

The Government’s climate credentials have again been called into question by new figures showing that as recently as 2016 it was still providing milli(...)

Cork city’s once-dilapidated Douglas Street has undergone a rejuvenation, thanks to the efforts of local businesses and residents.

Little Aisling Wynn pulls open her curtains and peeps out to see a circus performer in full flow. The Pizza Parlour next door is teaching childre(...)

Bord na Móna “will fully comply with the provision of the new low-smoke zone and will exit the bituminous coal business before a total ban comes into effect in 2019”. Photograph: iStock

Government policy has prompted Bord na Móna to close its loss-making coal business, setting up a possible row with unions representing workers hit by (...)

Fergal Leamy, chief  exeutive of Coillte. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Coillte has begun the process of putting up for sale its stake in four wind farms it co-developed with ESB, SSE and Bord Na Móna. The semi-state bod(...)

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