The CAP deal is the ‘first step’ in providing a stable framework for farmers to plan their business over the next few years, Minister Charlie McConalogue said. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ahead of a critical vote in the European Parliament on Friday, Irish environmental groups have claimed the EU common agriculture policy (CAP) reform p(...)

Doctors who gathered earlier this week to protest in support of Extinction Rebellion  in  London to highlight deaths caused by air pollution.  Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Europe’s air is getting cleaner but nine out of 10 Europeans living in cities still breathe air which is harmful for their health, according to a Euro(...)

Endangered: bird species such as the curlew (above) and hen harrier are seriously threatened, according to Oonagh Duggan of Environmental Pillar. Photograph: Andrew Howe/iStock/Getty

Ireland is failing in its duty to protect numerous threatened species and habitats of international importance, according to a European report. The (...)

Elizabeth O’Reilly of WEEE Ireland and KMK Metals Recycling’s commercial manager, Kai Meyer, at the company’s plant in Tullamore.

In a warehouse in the midlands, nestled among green fields and trees, there is a giant pile of old vacuum cleaners, radios, heaters and fans in the ce(...)

Drax power station in the UK, which was included in the emissions assessment by the European Environment Agency.

Air pollution from Europe’s large industrial plants and coal-fired power stations, including Moneypoint on the Shannon Estuary, cost society at least (...)