A paper published by the ESRI found that those living closer to the coast had a lower risk of depression than people who lived farther away. Photograph: iStock

Older people lucky enough to have homes with extensive sea views have a significantly lower risk of depression than the those who are land-locked, new(...)

Irish Cement had previous convictions arising out of two previous prosecutions for similar breaches, at Limerick District Court, in June 2017, and July 2018, the court heard. File photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Irish Cement has been fined €4,000 for breaching terms of its industrial emissions licence, when thick “glue-like” dust spilled from its Co Limerick (...)

The Environmental Protection Agency – which says it is “at the front line” of environmental policing – owns 32 vehicles. Of these, 26 – or 81.25 per cent – are solely run on diesel.

The State body responsible for the protecting the environment and regulating greenhouse gas emissions has revealed that the vast majority of its fleet(...)

Most cases brought by the EPA relate to the discharge of untreated waste water into rivers or groundwater

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforces licences issued to Irish Water for operating waste-water treatment plants and industrial/waste lice(...)

Some 269 waterways in Ireland, which include rivers, coastal areas, canals, estuaries and lakes, deteriorated in quality between 2015 and 2017, the EPA has found.

A deterioration of water quality in Irish fresh and sea waters has been described as “completely unacceptable” by the Environmental Protection Agency (...)

Sixteen per cent of the packaging waste produced in 2018 was plastic. Photograph: Getty Images/File photo

International online retailers have created more than 10,000 tonnes of waste within the Irish market this year but are not “paying a cent” towards the(...)

Lough Ree, one of 812 Irish lakes now being monitored from space.

The health of more than 800 Irish lakes is to be monitored from space for the first time using satellites, in a move that could help authorities detec(...)

Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme by Irish Water, in association with Kerry County Council, Nicholas O’Dwyer, TOBIN Consulting Engineers and Glan Agua, took the title of Engineering Project of the Year. Gavin Reilly, associate director at Nicholas O’Dwyer, holds the winning trophy on behalf of the project team on stage.

The Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme has taken Ireland’s premier engineering award, while Aoife Murphy won the highly prestigious Chartered (...)

The EPA contends the activity is ‘highly damaging to the environment’ and is causing ‘irreparable damage to the raised bog’

A peat extraction company has told the High Court its business faces closure if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gets injunctions aimed at ha(...)

A general view of the Kerry coastline. Ireland’s marine area is ten times its land mass. Photograph: David Sleator/THE IRISH TIMES

A former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) director has urged Ireland to follow Scotland’s example in designing the State’s first plan for its mar(...)

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