Climate crisis: people cool off by the Eiffel Tower in Paris in July. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

“An environmental crisis is also a health crisis” is the stark message from health professionals keen to draw sharp attention to the health impacts of(...)

An Taisce has also objected to terms of the new licence for the Lanesborough plant which employs 150 permanent and seasonal employees.

The likelihood of an ESB power station in Co Longford reopening has been further cast in doubt as it has been confirmed there has been a series of sub(...)

People in the water at White Rock beach in Killiney, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The swimming ban at south Dublin beaches has been lifted following the results of tests on the water quality. Beaches were shut down to swimmers on F(...)

The ESB shut down its Lough Ree power station in Lanesborough last month after falling foul of the EPA.

Plans to reopen a power station in Co Longford have suffered a setback after An Taisce lodged an objection to proposals to reissue the plant with a li(...)

A number of birds including other cormorants and cygnets were removed from the river. Photograph: Athlone Town Facebook page

An oil pollution incident on the river Shannon south of Athlone, which has killed cormorants and fish, is being investigated by Westmeath County Counc(...)

The council said the bathing prohibition at the Forty Foot in Sandycove had been lifted as water quality had returned to acceptable levels. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The ban on swimming at the Forty Foot has been lifted but Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has extended the bathing prohibition notices for four (...)

The exposed bed of the Grand Canal running parallel to  Suir Road in Dublin after it was drained by a  collapsed sewer pipe. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

More than 1,000 fish have had to be relocated from part of the Grand Canal in Dublin, after a collapsed sewer caused the waterway to drain dry at Inch(...)

Public complaints related to air quality fell dramatically in 2018, down from 20 to seven per cent.  Photograph:iStock

Three food processing plants were responsible for over a third of all complaints made by members of the public to the Environmental Protection Agency (...)

Activists from the Extinction Rebellion environmental action group block traffic on Tara Street in Dublin’s city centre.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Climate activists stopped traffic in Dublin city on Monday to protest rising air pollution levels in the capital. The protest comes following an Envi(...)

Siptu said that local discussions will take place next week with a view to maximising the number of workers who can remain in employment.

The proposed lay-off of some 70 permanent staff at Bord na Móna’s operation at Mountdillon in Co Longford has been suspended after discussions between(...)

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