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(...)

To make the attic space look and feel habitable, you need to factor in good sources of natural light and ventilation

An attic conversion is one of the most affordable ways to add space to a home, but before you invest you need to know all the facts. While you will f(...)

An example of a gas-powered bird scarer Photograph: Geography Photos/Universal Images Group/Getty

There is no legislation specifically to deal with bird scarers, also referred to as crow bangers, which are usually employed by farmers to dissuade bi(...)

Joe Healy IFA President: five actions the  Government can take to support farming to deliver on climate mitigation.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

It’s time to “move beyond climate blaming and into climate action” in addressing the issue of carbon emissions arising from agriculture, according to (...)

Most governments have not outlined how they intend to decarbonise their economies, OECD says. Photograph: iStock

The overwhelming majority of governments including Ireland have not taken necessary action to contain growing risks to the global climate, according t(...)

 A Viking Splash Tour enters the Grand Canal basin in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dublin’s Viking Splash Tours has said the “duck boat” which sank with the loss of 17 lives in the US on Thursday “may in essence” originally have bee(...)

In the past, with one-off houses, typically there were areas of non-compliance.

I recently received planning permission to demolish an old house and build what I call my "dream home". My husband and I have worked hard to be able t(...)

Johnny Clochartaigh harvesting seaweed near Carna, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Canadian-owned seaweed company Arramara intends to resubmit applications to harvest seaweed on the Irish west coast, following a Government ruling pro(...)

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