Irish Water managing director Eamon Gallen: ‘We want to avoid people paying these charges not to enforce them.’

Raw sewage from the equivalent of 86,000 people is flowing into Irish waterways every day, a health threat the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) s(...)

A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board was established by former minister for health Mary Harney in 2007 to oversee the building of nation(...)

A rescue crew works through the aftermath of the dam burst in Brumadinho, Brazil on January 25th Photograph:  Washington Alves/Reuters

Brazilian rescuers have found seven bodies of people swept away by a burst tailings dam and more are expected to be found, with about 200 people still(...)

 Friends of the Irish Environment are taking a legal action under the banner of ‘Climate Case Ireland’  against the  Government in which it has asked the court to quash the State’s existing plan to combat climate change.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times.

The State cannot claim the Government’s national mitigation plan (NMP) to reduce carbon emissions is immune to legal challenge if the rights of citize(...)

“There’s no accountability”: Geraldine Ward, a Drumgossett resident affected by the Gyproc subsidence, outside her home. Photograph: Pat Byrne

When Damien Martin’s father moved into his modest, 1950s-style bungalow on the side of the old R179 Carrickmacross to Kingscourt road in Co Monaghan, (...)

Federal workers and contractors rally against the partial federal government shutdown. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Arriving back to Washington DC last weekend, the queues in Dulles Airport were longer than usual. The capital’s main international airport seemed to (...)

The Fiat Chrysler settlement includes $311 million in total civil penalties to US and California regulators.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has agreed to a settlement worth about $800 million to resolve claims from the US Justice Department and state of Califor(...)

A coal-burning power plant in Colstrip, Montana, October 15th, 2018. File photograph: Janie Osborne/The New York Times

The Trump administration has said limits on mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants were unnecessary as they were too costly. The statement f(...)

The Atlantic Ocean. The State’s first marine management strategy aims to mirror land-based planning in prioritising activities including  fish farms, fisheries, offshore energy projects and marine tourism. Photograph: Chris Furlong/Getty Images

Ireland’s first-ever marine spatial plan should avoid becoming a lever for “privatising” coastal resources and should prioritise climate change, accor(...)

Darlene Coker is shown with her thoracic surgeon David Sugarbaker

Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her(...)

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