Environmental Protection Agency  figures show 60 water-supply schemes serving 551,078 customers around the Republic remain at risk of contamination

Supplies to more than 550,000 Irish Water customers are at risk of contamination by bacteria and other substances, it has emerged. The State water co(...)

Dr Trish Morgan: “Even the phrase ‘the environment’ makes it sound like it is a thing, and we are not part of it”

You recently captured underwater sounds from the river Shannon. Tell us more “I wanted to record the underwater sounds of life in the Shannon. I cast(...)

 Lifeguards Niall Finnegan and Aisling Carroll at Dollymount Strand. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The sun was shining and temperatures were climbing on Wednesday but Dollymount Strand in Dublin was virtually empty as the sea remained off limits to (...)

Burying asbestos, whether it’s in a garden, farm, or public land, is incredibly dangerous, not only for yourself, but for other people who may disturb the soil at a later date. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

My wife and I were digging in the garden of our home which we bought five years ago and we came across some asbestos that had been buried. It appears (...)

US president Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a rally in Orlando, Florida, US, on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019. For one night in a packed arena in Orlando, Trump tried to recapture the insurgent energy and anything-might-happen feel of the campaign that fueled his bid for the White House four years ago. Photographer: Marco Bello/Bloomberg

The Trump administration rolled back one of the signature climate change policies of the Obama era on Wednesday, giving individual states the right to(...)

Referring to air pollution breaches, Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton said: “There was one event in February and a more significant one over the Easter weekend.” File photograph: Tom Honan

Agricultural activity in continental Europe is understood to have contributed to air pollution breaches in the State this year. Minister for Environm(...)

Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton announced a delay to the long-awaited ban on bituminous – or ‘smoky’ – coal. Photograph: Tom Honan

An internal report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reveals that people dwelling in rural towns face concentrations of harmful air polluta(...)

 Seapoint is one of the beaches affected by the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Dublin City Council  warning to the public not to swim at a number of Dublin beaches because of a sewage leak at Ringsend wastewater treatment plant. Phototgraph:  Stephen Collins/Collins

Children under five should not play in sand at Dublin beaches where warnings not to swim are in place this weekend, a specialist in public health medi(...)

A ban on the fuel was first introduced in Dublin in 1990. Photograph: iStock

The Department of the Environment delayed a smoky coal ban despite being warned a day beforehand that emissions from the fuel regularly cause air qual(...)

File image of Dollymount beach in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The entire south Dublin coastline has been put off limits to bathers following a sewage overflow at a wastewater treatment plant. Local authorities (...)

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