The Electricity Supply Board notified the agency about the issue at the end of May, following a series of disclosures relating to safety. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the leakage of up to one million litres of insulating oil from underground electricity cables in (...)

A UCC professor has warned that Enniscorthy in Co Wexford is becoming the New Delhi of Ireland due to high levels of air pollution. File photograph: Getty Images.

Enniscorthy in Co Wexford is fast becoming the “New Delhi of Ireland” due to the high levels of pollution in the town’s air, a professor from Universi(...)

A total of 1,500 premature deaths in Ireland are directly attributable each year to poor air quality. Photograph: Alan Betson

The high volume of traffic on Irish roads combined with the spread of polluted European air masses is creating a “major environmental health issue” in(...)

Prof Wim Meijer: ‘The tools we have at our disposal now allow us to gain an unparalleled insight into whole ecosystems at a level of detail that was pure science fiction when I was a student’

What is your research about? “I am a microbiologist, and I work on a number of projects that look at animal health, infectious agents and water qualit(...)

RHODODENDRON, ONCE ALMOST ERADICATED FROM KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK’S FINEST OAK WOODS, HAS RETURNED. THIS VIGOROUS INVASIVE PLANT IS AGAIN THREATENI(...)

Shares in Bayer were down 6.8 per cent in early trade on Tuesday after a jury awarded more than $2 billion to a California couple in the largest US jury verdict against the company over allegations its Roundup weed killer causes cancer.  Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Shares in Bayer were down 6.8 per cent in early trade on Tuesday after a jury awarded more than $2 billion to a California couple in the largest US ju(...)

St James’s was given a free allowance of 2,895 carbon credits for 2017, but its actual emissions were almost three times that. Photograph: Alan Betson

One of the country’s biggest hospitals has been fined more than €200,000 for breaking EU rules on greenhouse gas emissions, in the first penalty of it(...)

Walkers along the banks of the river Dodder in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Environmentalists talk a lot about engaging local communities. But it’s refreshing when you find that the community is engaging the environmentalists.(...)

Paddy Power pointed to a 43% drop in fixed-odds betting terminal revenues in its latest results

European shares had their worst session in more than six weeks on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve dampened rate cut bets, while gains by Volkswa(...)

Friends of the Irish Environment say unregulated industrial peat bog extraction can affect climate change and human health. File photograph: Bord Na Mona

An environmental group has brought a High Court challenge against the State over new regulations that allow for industrial extraction of peat fro(...)

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