Mr Donal Justice O’Donnell said wind farms were substantial developments. “Substantial enterprises should be expected to respect the adjudications of the court,” he said.

The Supreme Court has put a conditional stay on an order overturning permission for a wind farm development in Co Cork. The stay applies until An Bor(...)

Oh Mona, Robert Ballagh, print, (detail) €100-€150

The final 160 lots from the Patrick and Antoinette Murphy collection, along with a further 100 pieces of art, will be offered in an online sale by Ada(...)

Cork County Council had in 2016 granted permission on conditions for an 11 turbine development but that was quashed in earlier High Court proceedings. File photograph: Getty

The Supreme Court has overturned An Bord Pleanála’s approval for a planned Co Cork windfarm development after finding the board erred in failing to co(...)

Environmental campaigner Flossie Donnelly, up to her neck in single use plastic during a protest by Sick of Plastic campaigners at the Department of the Environment on Adelaide Road. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

New levies due to be introduced on disposable cups and plastic bags are not a “grab for money”, the Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richar(...)

Residents at Charleville Sheltered Housing. Photograph:  Michael MacSweeney/Provision

“They wouldn’t let me go home, but I was too well to stay in hospital,” says Margaret Sheehan, describing a dilemma that eventually comes to a lot of (...)

Assurances were given that sufficient funding was available for the retrofit housing scheme when it was known that all applicants could not be accommodated. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Confidence in public administration is a necessary lubricant in the relationship between citizens and government. And it has been damaged by the handl(...)

The Electricity Supply Board notified the agency about the issue at the end of May, following a series of disclosures relating to safety. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the leakage of up to one million litres of insulating oil from underground electricity cables in (...)

Mick Power of Coillte: “It’s 600 tonnes of a mish-mash of industrial and domestic waste which was hauled into two sites side by side outside Kingscourt in Cavan.”

The State’s forestry service Coillte will have to spend €100,000 clearing up 600 tonnes of industrial and domestic waste dumped on two sites in Kingsc(...)

Pauline McLynn lends her support to the Great Get Together fund-raising initiative for Focus Ireland. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

The Government must lay out a clear timescale on when and how it will deliver housing in response to the ongoing homelessness crisis, actor Pauline Mc(...)

Gabrielle Kavanagh  on a balcony  at Cathedral Court, Dublin 8. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

St James’s Wood, Kilmainham, Dublin 8. Built in 2000: News of fire-safety defects at this complex first came to light in The Irish Times in December 2(...)

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