Irish consumers have a distinct preference for beef from grass-fed cattle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland’s livestock sector shows little signs as yet of engaging with so-called “clean meat”, a new technology expected to cause significant food-sect(...)

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley said the take up of consumer electric vehicles was at “a snail’s pace” and that the issue of “range anxiety” was a major disincentive. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

“Green” buses will be tested on routes in Dublin and Cork from next month as part of plans to drastically cut carbon emissions in the public transport(...)

Kashimbo Musonda is facing allegations of poor professional performance and professional misconduct in connection to events that transpired at University Hospital Waterford. Image: Google Streetview

A radiographer allegedly mistook a knee for an elbow in an X-ray image and exposed a young patient’s mother to radiation, a fitness-to-practise inquir(...)

Construction Industry Federation director-general Tom Parlon warned that “myriad State agencies and regulatory bodies” did not match national commitments. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

State agencies, councils and regulators are slowing the construction of new homes in the Republic, builders say. In its pre-budget submission, the Co(...)

Minister for Climate Action and Environment  Denis  Naughten acknowledged  “very disappointing” Environmental Protection Agency figures showing Ireland was locked into a trend of rising CO2 emissions. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s plan to address climate change by reducing carbon emissions and adopting renewable energy is not working, the Minister for Climate Ac(...)

US president Donald Trump salutes supporters after speaking at a political rally in Charleston, West Virginia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

In June, US president Donald Trump claimed “an absolute right” to pardon himself. What was then a matter of scholarly conjecture is now a question of (...)

 The herbicide Roundup, which contains glyphosate. Roundup is manufactured by the Monsanto company, a unit of German pharmaceutical company Bayer, in St Louis in the US. Photograph: Steffen Schmidt/EPA

Bayer shares plunged as much as 14 per cent on Monday, losing about $14 billion in value, after newly acquired Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 millio(...)

Covanta exports bottom ash in 4,000 tonne shipments from the South Docks to the Netherlands. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

While the Poolbeg incinerator burns up 600,000 tonnes of waste a year, it does not completely eliminate it. Almost 20 per cent of waste, or 115,000 to(...)

The Poolbeg incinerator’s plume can appear red at night because of aviation warning lights on the chimney stacks. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

John Daly, managing director at Covanta Ireland, knows the Poolbeg incinerator, or waste-to-energy plant to give it its official title, is not the mos(...)

Poolbeg incinerator operator is to apply to An Bord Pleanála to take 15 per cent more waste than the plant’s current 600,000 tonne limit. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The operators of Dublin’s Poolbeg incinerator have confirmed they will seek permission this year to burn an additional 90,000 tonnes of waste annually(...)

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