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(...)

In  the workplace, many people tend to leave these responsible behaviours at home and think that recycling in the workplace is somebody else’s responsibility.

There are a raft of regulations and laws at local, national and European levels that businesses of all types must comply with. Martin Tobin, chief ex(...)

Dust particles from the Sahara desert were swept into the upper part of the atmosphere by gales across North Africa before being transported to Ireland where the particles fell during heavy rain showers overnight. File photograph: Getty

A light shower of red dust fell on parts of Ireland overnight having blown in from the Sahara. The dust particles were swept into the upper part of (...)

Hundreds of people are taking part in a climate change protest by Exctinction Rebellion Ireland on O’Connell Street this Friday. Photograph: O’Carrolls Irish Gifts web cam.

As Dublin basked in warm Easter sunshine, Sue Breen climbed onto a makeshift stage in the shadow of the GPO, a stone’s throw from where Pádraig Pearse(...)

 Kate O’Connell: “I think in London the eels were behaving bizarrely in the Thames at some point.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The environmental watchdog has been asked what it is doing to monitor the presence of illicit drugs in Irish water following research in some European(...)

In a test at one property in Sutton, north Co Dublin, lead contamination was nearly 15 times over the legal limit considered safe to drink. File photograph: Getty

Only 71 households have availed of State grants to replace potentially harmful older lead pipes in their homes since the scheme was set up three years(...)

Announcing the Co-Cup Scheme: Fionnghuala Ryan, executive environmental scientific officer, Dublin City Council; Samantha Fahy, director of sustainability, DCU; Kevin Murphy, CEO and founder of 2GoCup; and Michele Hallahan, sustainability adviser, Trinity College Dublin. Photo Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Dublin City Council has unveiled a scheme it hopes will end the use of single-use coffee cups in the capital. The Co-Cup Scheme involves a deposit-a(...)

Phoenix Park in Dublin. ESRI researchers have  surveyed 1,050 adults between February and May last year on how often they visited green spaces. Photograph: Pat Langan

A trip to the local park twice a week could pay dividends in personal health terms, particularly mental wellbeing, new research has found. A detaile(...)

Food Justice Truck for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Melbourne

More than half the world’s population currently lives in cities and it is there where most food is wasted – in supermarkets, restaurants, office cante(...)

Dr Jenny Lawler at the Irish Laboratory Awards 2019 in Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin. “I was also shortlisted for Young Leader of the Year, but I reckoned because of the lab award I wouldn’t get another one. So I was really shocked and very happily surprised when I won that one too”

Congratulations, you were recently honoured at the Irish Laboratory Awards. What did you win? “I am a principal investigator at DCU Water Institute, (...)

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