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It is clear that despite pockets of local opposition to electricity pylons, the Government expects EirGrid to press ahead with the cross-border interconnector. Photograph: iStock

The National Development Plan 2018-2027 envisages that commercially-operated state owned enterprises (SOEs), will be expected to make a significant ov(...)

These days, the Seanad is temporarily housed in an oversized room on loan from the National Museum. It is mere minutes away from the Dáil chamber, thanks to the OPW knocking down a party wall. Photograph: MaxwellPhotography.ie

It’s the little things that count. Fine Gael’s Martin Conway was most gratified when Leo Varadkar made his first visit to the Upper House since land(...)

Moorehall House and Estate has just been acquired by Mayo County Council.

Mayo County Council has acquired Moorehall House and Estate from Coillte. The site is the ancestral home of president of the Republic of Connacht Jo(...)

Bord na Móna wind farm in Offaly. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The State’s dividend from some of Ireland’s biggest semi-State companies fell 46 per cent last year on the back of weaker profits and the non-recurren(...)

Allan Daly (left), who opposes the proposed Apple data centre in Athenry on grounds of  environmental concerns,  with  campaigners who support the project, in Derrydonnell last Tuesday. Photograph: Nuacht TG4

Allan Daly knows how objectionable the word “objector” can sound. The US-born environmental engineer, who is one of two Co Galway residents seeking a (...)

Jack Dangermond, co-founder and CEO, ESRI: describes himself as having been blessed for being lucky enough to have fallen into digital mapping as a career.

He may have a personal fortune of $4 billion (€3.4bn) but what really enriches Jack Dangermond’s life is knowing that he helps ensure people don’t los(...)

View from Ballycroy, Erris, Co Mayo: New Minister for Heritage Josepha Madigan said the expansion addressed a long-standing strategy to “align key environmental assets”. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Wilderness is something Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring knows a bit about after 23 years in politics. However, the relative(...)

Coillte had plans to put a road through a red squirrel habitat at Lis Na Grá, Co Donegal. Photograph: iStock.

A Donegal community is celebrating after Coillte agreed to back out of a plan to put a road through a forest which is home to a colony of red squirrel(...)

A red squirrel at Lis na Grá woods. Photograph: North West Newspix

Television presenter and photographer Colin Stafford-Johnson has lent his support to protecting a colony of endangered red squirrels in Co Donegal. (...)

Dr Rosie Mangan: “As for insects, I find them fascinating. Love them or loathe them, you can’t deny they are vital for life on earth and they are the most diverse group in the animal kingdom.”

You work in the area of biological control – what does that mean? My research looks at ways to protect plants from attacks by insects, but rather tha(...)

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