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(...)

Workers attend an emergency meeting at the Mountdillon plant in Co Longford, on Thursday.  Photograph: Shelley Corcoran

Unions representing staff at Bord na Móna have warned that plans by the company to lay off nearly 150 workers at its at the plant in Mountdillon, Co L(...)

James Boland in the Brother Hubbard café on Capel Street

James Boland in the Brother Hubbard cafe on Capel Street in Dublin’s city centre is not surprised by the Environmental Protection Agency’s warning tha(...)

An Environmental Protection Agency report shows that EU air pollution limits are being repeatedly breached in Pearse Street as well as at the entrance to and exit from the Dublin Port Tunnel, along the M50 and in the vicinity of Heuston Station. Photograph: Alan Betson

It will come as no surprise to Dubliners that air pollution in the city is much worse than previously thought. Anyone who walks down heavily-trafficke(...)

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