Site plan for Ringaskiddy, Co Cork: campaigners against a proposed €160 million waste incinerator for Cork Harbour seek an investigation into the absence of any record of notes from meetings in 2011 between Indaver executives and civil servants. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Campaigners against a proposed €160 million waste incinerator for Cork Harbour have called for an investigation into the absence of any record of note(...)

Post-boom ghost estate: Some 45,000 new homes must be built in Ireland’s five cities over the next three years.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Tom Parlon of the Construction Industry Federation is never slow to defend builders. In his world, more houses would be built if value added tax and p(...)

The development of Dun Laoghaire Baths will take nearly two years to complete and will include a small café, public toilets, an artist studio space, new lifeguard facilities, an up-grade to the existing maritime gardens and a new jetty.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The redevelopment of Dún Laoghaire’s old Victorian baths is set to begin in the coming weeks with the new public area due to open in the spring of 202(...)

Chief executive Terry Fox holding a re-cyclable and a compostible cup at Cup Print, Ballymaley Business Park, Ennis, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

For many, the disposable coffee cup is the poster image for the waste scourge, used once, not recyclable, ending their short lives in landfill dumps, (...)

When it comes to taking money off those who don’t really have it, the finger of blame can be pointed at companies big and small. Photograph: iStock

Being poor in Ireland is not cheap. One of the many inequities of our society is the fact that people who have the least are often expected to pay the(...)

Grace McDermott (26), had travelled to Limerick from her home in Dublin to take part in the Great Limerick Run on April 30th, 2017.

An inquest into the death of a DCU lecturer heard she died due to carbon monoxide poisoning during a house fire in Limerick, which she only stayed in(...)

Repak chief executive Séamus Clancy says waste wrapping from online deliveries has to be “collected, gathered and recycled” which leaves Repak members paying approximately €500,000. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Online shopping will create a 7,500 tonne waste mountain in Ireland this year, but Amazon and other online retail giants do not pay any of the recycli(...)

Jim Ferry, who for several years operated an illegal dump in an area of special conversation on the edge of Lough Swilly.

The High Court has ordered fugitive Donegal waste collector Jim Ferry to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to enter his land to investigate an(...)

Urge to recycle? A blackbird gets set to fly off with  an empty disposable coffee cup in its beak on the banks of the river Spree in Berlin, November 2nd, 2017. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Coffee lovers could be facing a price increase for takeaway coffees, the Department of the Environment says. A new “latte levy” is being considered w(...)

The  European Court of Justice  in Luxembourg ruled on a dispute involving the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland. Photograph: iStock

The Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) has been held to be liable for the compensation of a victim of a van crash 21 years ago who was entitled t(...)

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