Taoiseach Garret FtizGerald and  British prime minister Margaret Thatcher signing  the Anglo-Irish agreement. “We will have to work with the British and they with us to get out of the present unfortunate situation.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Through years spent operating at the top of Anglo-Irish relations, Irish ex-diplomat Séan Ó hUigínn detected what he sees as a curious gap in British (...)

Eir has raised the prospect of an alternate proposal for the National Broadband Plan. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Eir has rejected suggestions that its mooted €1 billion plan to deliver the objectives of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) was a form of “tactical in(...)

The renewed interest in the Codling Bank project is said to be driven by the central place afforded to offshore wind farms in the State’s climate action plan

ESB is among the final bidders for a wind farm project off the Wicklow coast which could ultimately have a value of up to €2 billion, The Irish Times (...)

The coal and peat industries must be phased out, while oil imports are radically reduced. We also need to transition from beef farming to more sustainable uses of land.

We are hurtling towards a climate breakdown. Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere passed 415 parts per million for the first time in hum(...)

Minister for Climate Action  Richard Bruton. His plan takes on board  the recommendations of the all-party committee on climate action in its report earlier this year. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The Government plan to tackle climate disruption due to be published on Monday will set out how carbon pricing, including escalating carbon taxes, wil(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar greets US president Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, at Shannon Airport. Photograph: Arthur Ellis

Donald and Melania Trump departed Shannon Airport on Friday afternoon bringing to a close the first visit to Ireland by the 45th president of the Unit(...)

Enda Kenny speaking at the official opening of Facebook offices in Dublin in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Enda Kenny assured Facebook’s second in command, Sheryl Sandberg, in 2012 that the government would comply with EU copyright rules in “a minimalist ma(...)

Transport policy needs to be more adaptive and collaborative to overcome evident fragmentation, report finds. Photograph: Eric Luke

The extent to which climate policy will have to radically change in line with the Government’s declared intention to scale up ambition in tackling cli(...)

All of Government Plan to Tackle Climate Disruption will be published by Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton in the coming weeks.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Oireachtas will vote on new carbon budgets set out by successive governments, with any purchasing of carbon credits by departments who fail to hit(...)

The Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton: he is expected to publish the All of Government Plan to Tackle Climate Disruption in the coming weeks

The installation of new domestic oil and gas boilers could be banned in the next few years under a new Government policy on tackling climate change. (...)

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