Eamon Ryan: he said he believed the Bill was sufficiently robust so any future amendments would only come from the Government. Photograph: Getty Images

Controversy over the robustness of the Climate Action Bill has resurfaced after Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan indicated that only Government amendme(...)

Energy company EI-H2 founder Pearse Flynn. Photograph: Brian Lougheed

The energy company EI-H2 has announced plans to build Ireland’s first green hydrogen production facility at Aghada close to lower Cork harbour. The n(...)

The Government has announced a new policy statement that will prevent Ireland from importing fracked gas. File photograph: Getty.

The Government has announced a new policy statement that will prevent Ireland from importing fracked gas, which is likely to scupper moves to build a (...)

The offices of the Department of Health on Lower Baggot Street in Dubliny. File photograph: Bryan James Brophy/The Irish Times.

The Department of Health has been targeted in a cyberattack similar to that in recent days on the Health Service Executive (HSE), prompting the shutti(...)

‘The Government needs to take radical action so that people in Ireland can easily live in a way that’s good for their health and the health of the planet.’ File photograph: Getty

Public consultation by the Government on proposed climate actions must go beyond focussing on individual behaviour change and feature more systemic so(...)

Climate scientists, experts and industry have been asked to share their data-based technical proposals to support development of the plan. Photograph: iStock

Following publication of the Climate Bill by the Government, a series of actions have been triggered to enable the country’s first five-year carbon bu(...)

Solar panels at Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Alan Betson

There was a time solar energy was quickly put in the “will never happen in Ireland” category, but dozens of developments are set to come on stream in (...)

Community warden Alan Nolan examining illegal dumping near Clonee in Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Reports of illegal dumping have been on the rise since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and one council worker is blunt when he describes those res(...)

An Post’s parcel hub in Dublin 12. An interdepartmental group is to examine the feasibility of delivering more services through the post-office network. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A new interdepartmental group is to examine the feasibility of delivering more services, such as road-tax renewals, through the post-office network. (...)

Minister of State Malcolm Noonan at North Bull Island, in Dublin: ‘These habitats are the jewels in the crown of Ireland’s natural heritage.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A total of €1.38 billion will be required for habitat and species protection and restoration in Ireland up to 2027, according to a framework document (...)

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