Séamus O’Loughlin: ‘I began to lose faith and trust in the process.’ Photograph: Keith Wiseman

An ESB whistleblower who made a series of protected disclosures alleging safety and management failings at the utility will tell an Oireachtas committ(...)

The ESB said it decided to suspend the operation of the Lough Ree Power Plant.

Operations at a power station in Co Longford have been suspended for the coming weeks following concerns over hot water discharges from it into the Ri(...)

Fracking extracts natural gas by drilling into rocks and injecting pressurised water, sand and various chemicals to force out the gas. Photograph: Getty Images

A fracking ban in the Republic introduced two years ago will effectively be rendered “null and void” if Northern Ireland authorities grant permission (...)

‘The EPA’s charging infrastructure and the availability of long-range electric vehicles is now making it possible to take these longer journeys.’ Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

The State’s environmental watchdog, most of whose vehicles are diesel-fuelled, it to buy its first electric car later this year. The Environmental Pr(...)

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(...)

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