The C&AG report reveals that while €217 million was disbursed to various sporting and charitable programmes last year under the umbrella of lotto funding, only €178 million came directly from the fund

Almost 20 per cent of money given out to good causes under the auspices of the National Lottery came directly from the Government rather than ticket s(...)

 Star Wars is being filmed at Skellig Michael next week.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A Co Kerry boatman may seek an injunction against Disney, the Attorney General and the State if Skellig Michael is closed during the filming of scenes(...)

Ecopower  has been granted permission for a 22-turbine wind farm at Upperchurch, Co Tipperary. File photograph:  Ben Curtis/PA Wire

A High Court challenge has been brought to An Bord Pleanála’s grant of planning permission for a windfarm in Co Tipperary. Edward Buckley, Gurtnara, U(...)

Skellig Michael. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Archaeologist and art historian Dr Niamh Whitfield has said she is “astonished” the State has allowed filming for the latest Star Wars episode on Ske(...)

The incident represents a serious blow to the country’s eagle reintroduction programme which has already been blighted by a series of poisoning incidents.

One of the only two Irish-bred white-tailed eagles has been shot and killed in what Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deeniha(...)

Could told that the red deer in the Killarney herd are protected from shooting all year.

A man has agreed to pay €750 to the Department of Heritage for use in Killarney National Park and €2,500 to a court poor box as “an atonement to soc(...)

A 600-year-old stone carved window frame which was stolen from an abbey on a west of Ireland lake has been recovered.

A 600-year-old stone carved window frame which was stolen from an abbey on a west of Ireland lake has been recovered. The window frame was taken from (...)