Air-filtering trees  on St Patrick Street in Cork city have been slated as a ‘costly gimmick’. Photograph: Michael O’Sullivan

Cork City Council has defended its decision to spend €350,000 on robotic trees that clean pollutants from the air, which an academic has described as (...)

Yule be glad. Cutlery and crockery should not be shared between guests, in order to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 from an infected person who might not even be showing symptoms. Photograph: iStock

As we edge our way closer to Christmas festivities in our homes, many people will still be concerned about hosting intergenerational gatherings for fe(...)

A nationwide smoky coal ban has been favoured by some environment ministers – but coal firms from outside the State have threatened legal action. File photograph: Tom Stoddart/Getty Images

Air pollution is the single largest environmental health hazard in Europe, according to the European Environment Agency. It is estimated to cause 1,60(...)

The Environmental Protection Agency has expanded its network of air-quality monitoring stations in recent years, but experts said more needed to be done. File photograph: Getty

Only a fraction of the towns that burn harmful smoky coal have air quality monitoring stations in place, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stud(...)

The world has to find a way to distribute a fairer share of wealth arising from mining activities, according to Edmund Nickless of the International Union of Geological Sciences. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The world has to find a way to distribute a fairer share of wealth arising from mining activities, according to Edmund Nickless of the International U(...)

Air pollution is responsible for over 1,650 premature deaths in Ireland every year.  File photograph: Getty Images

Deteriorating air quality in Cork city has led to a monitoring station being installed. Recent research conducted by University College Cork indicate(...)

John Browne, Kastus CEO,  with Paul Maguire, Paul Maguire, acting head of innovation at DIT. The company now has a pipeline of 40 potential clients worldwide.

A chance encounter in 2007 led to a decade-long collaboration which produced the 2017 Irish Times Innovation Award winner. That’s the very short ver(...)

Chief executive of Kastus John Browne and Alan Crean, vice-president of sales and marketing

Kastus, an Irish company responsible for the creation of a ground-breaking technology to prevent the spread of superbugs, has announced the closure of(...)

Liam Kavanagh, MD, ‘The Irish Times’ (left) presenting the overall Irish Times Innovation award to John Browne and Dr James Kennedy from Kastus at the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2017, at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph:  Conor McCabe

The 2017 Irish Times Innovation Award winner Kastus has just signed a major contract with Britain’s largest ceramic tile manufacturer for its unique a(...)

Neuroscientists at NUI Galway have claimed to have made a breakthrough in regenerative medicine approaches to Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is a c(...)

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