Rowan Kelly (front) from Bray with other members of Climate Strike Fridays for Future, spending their thirteenth  consecutive Friday protesting about climate change outside the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

During a talk on climate change a few years ago, secondary school pupil Conal O’Boyle heard something which jolts him still. “We were told that kids (...)

Fairview Park Dublin: the park was established on a former landfill site.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Standing on the highest point of the former Kinsale Road landfill site in Cork, you can see right around the city – to the spires of St Mary’s Cathedr(...)

A float depicting Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg during the annual Rose Monday parade in Duesseldorf, Germany, on Monday. Photograph: Kirsten Neumann/EPA

Are we so far sunk into indolence and fatalism that we need our own children to save us? The schoolkids’ strikes to demand action on climate change ar(...)

Cllr Ted Tynan and local resident Noreen Murphy by site of Ellis’s Yard near Spring Lane, Cork City: Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Residents of a Cork suburb have welcomed the decision by Cork City Council to clean-up an illegal dump which they say was having an adverse effect on (...)

An aerial photograph taken at Poolbeg, Dublin,  shows  a large discharge was continuing at 5.45pm on Sunday  evening.  Photograph: Eoin O’Shaughnessy/ DublinCityShots

A failure at one of the large processing tanks at Ringsend wastewater treatment plant occurred at the weekend, and caused a discharge of sewage sludge(...)

 Luke “Ming” Flanagan: “While the council has occasionally made efforts to address this problem, most recently five years ago, they have failed utterly in their duties and responsibilities to the public, as have the Environmental Protection Agency”

A major clean-up is to begin within days at a controversial and long-standing illegal dump in Cork city after a contractor was appointed. A Cork City(...)

Irish Water managing director Eamon Gallen: ‘We want to avoid people paying these charges not to enforce them.’

Raw sewage from the equivalent of 86,000 people is flowing into Irish waterways every day, a health threat the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) s(...)

A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board was established by former minister for health Mary Harney in 2007 to oversee the building of nation(...)

A rescue crew works through the aftermath of the dam burst in Brumadinho, Brazil on January 25th Photograph:  Washington Alves/Reuters

Brazilian rescuers have found seven bodies of people swept away by a burst tailings dam and more are expected to be found, with about 200 people still(...)

 Friends of the Irish Environment are taking a legal action under the banner of ‘Climate Case Ireland’  against the  Government in which it has asked the court to quash the State’s existing plan to combat climate change.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times.

The State cannot claim the Government’s national mitigation plan (NMP) to reduce carbon emissions is immune to legal challenge if the rights of citize(...)

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