Prof Frank Kelly: “Ideally I would like to see any vehicles in our large city centres be either eletric or hydrogen.”

“It was around 2010 onwards that we noticed that pollution with respect to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) was getting worse on some of the major roads. We had(...)

The biggest growth is in hybrids, with regular hybrids up 60.5% to 5,498 and plug-in hybrids up 67% to 789. Photograph: Chris Helgren/Reuters

New car sales fell 7.7 per cent in February, with registrations for 2020 down 4.94 per cent on the same two-month period last year. A fall in used ca(...)

‘What I would do in the morning is actually make it illegal for anybody to drive their kids to school’  a  Dublin City Council official has said. Photograph: iStock

Parents should be legally prohibited from driving their children to school, a senior Dublin City Council official has told a clean air conference. Th(...)

Plastic bottles currently have a good market, while tops, tubs and trays are a little more difficult to trade. Photograph: iStock

One of the biggest developments in the Irish waste-processing industry is set to happen next year when large volumes of plastic film generated in Irel(...)

  Minister for Agriculture  Michael Creed and  Minister for  Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton  announced Coillte  and Bord na Móna are collaborating on a  project which will see bogs no longer used for peat production transformed into rich native woodlands.  Photograph: Julien Behal

More than half a million native woodland trees will be planted on former boglands over the next three years in a bid to tackle carbon emissions, the D(...)

As always, there is a loophole that is typically exploited. Photograph: iStock

Due to our expanding family, we need to extend our home. Based on quotes from builders we have decided that an attic conversion is the most cost-effec(...)

More than 300 homeowners who had been awaiting approval for a deep retrofit grant have been told the funding is not available. Photograph: iStock

The Government considered processing applications from people who have now been shut out of the State’s deep retrofit scheme before deciding to leave (...)

Referring to air pollution breaches, Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton said: “There was one event in February and a more significant one over the Easter weekend.” File photograph: Tom Honan

Agricultural activity in continental Europe is understood to have contributed to air pollution breaches in the State this year. Minister for Environm(...)

Member of Extinction Rebellion Ireland Stephen Cunnigham from Rathgar during a Blood on our children protest by Extinction Rebellion. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Climate activists have doused each other in fake blood outside the Leinster House to protest against Government inaction on the environment. Ext(...)

Coillte forester John Connolly surveys a mass of industrial and domestic waste dumped illegaly in a managed forest outside Kingscourt, Co Cavan. Photograph: Barry Cronin

The scale of illegal dumping discovered this week in two adjoining forests owned by State company Coillte has shocked those who lead its efforts to cu(...)

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