A total ban on bee-harming pesticides across the European Union has edged closer after the UK dropped its opposition, on foot of research confirming t(...)

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that the bus was carrying more than 30 students on a school run. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A vehicle testing firm found guilty of breaching health and safety laws in the testing of a school bus subsequently involved in a fatal crash has brou(...)

Johnaí “Dubh” Clochartaigh harvesting seaweed near Carna, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Sea Thong. Cat’s Tail. True Sloke. Sting Winkle. Confined to bed in a New York hospital some decades ago, a west of Ireland man busied himself with m(...)

A map indicating the potential impact of Brexit on Irish fisheries. EEZ areas are exclusive economic zones  Image: Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation

British environment secretary Michael Gove has said the UK government is “committed to protecting our strong, historic ties with Ireland” , in spite o(...)

Medieval Mile Museum, Kilkenny. Designed by McCullough Mulvin Architects

Conversion of the 13th-century church of St Mary’s in Kilkenny to a history museum began underground – digging down into its past – and ascended from (...)

Barbara Delaney with her son Miley, who has cystic fibrosis, at the halting site. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Ten young Traveller families, including 23 children aged under 11, face homelessness as Galway City Council moves to evict them from a severely overcr(...)

All gas- and oil-fired boilers installed as replacements in existing dwellings must meet a minimum seasonal efficiency of 86 per cent, where practical

Q. In the breakfast room/kitchen in my house the gas boiler is situated in a press in the room away from the outside wall. For the past year the heati(...)

It is estimated that by 2040 Ireland’s population will have increased by about one million, leading to a need for more homes, services and infrastructure

More urban sprawl and longer commutes to work are on the cards for many of us unless politicians create a planning system fit for a growing population(...)

‘Fake news’ is shunned by mainstream media organisations for 364 days of the year but one day a year it graces the websites and pages of news media, A(...)

When waste is collected from households it is sorted and assessed by waste management companies

An investigation is under way after 160 containers of green bin waste from the Republic were stopped in Rotterdam en route to China due to contaminat(...)

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