Plastics and other detritus line the shore of the Thames Estuary. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Europe is planning to ensure all plastic packaging in the EU is recyclable by 2030. The move is part of a new policy on plastics published by the Eu(...)

There are reports that 11 people have been injured following an incident at the Poolbeg Incinerator this morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Eleven people were hospitalised after a small amount of lime was released inside the flue gas treatment area at the Poolbeg Incinerator in Dublin on W(...)

Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney with Minister or Communications Denis Naughten and   Press Council of Ireland chairman Sean Donlon  at the  launch of the Press Council of Ireland Annual Report 2016. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimmons

Press freedom in Ireland is threatened by the relentless growth of social media and by the disproportionately large financial awards made against news(...)

Father Brian D’Arcy says RTÉ’s proposal to close the long wave service in February will deprive a generation of older emigrants in Britain of a link to home. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Well-known priest Fr Brian D’Arcy has called on RTÉ to suspend the closure of its long wave radio service for five years. Speaking at a press conferen(...)

RTÉ has announced that it will delay the closing down of its longwave service until the New Year. RTÉ’s managing director of radio Jim Jennings admitt(...)

RTÉ’s head of television Glen Killane said  it would have been “absolutely reckless” of the station not to settle the case.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ruled out making RTÉ directly accountable to the Dáil in the aftermath of the payment of damages to John Waters and five memb(...)

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