“There’s no accountability”: Geraldine Ward, a Drumgossett resident affected by the Gyproc subsidence, outside her home. Photograph: Pat Byrne

When Damien Martin’s father moved into his modest, 1950s-style bungalow on the side of the old R179 Carrickmacross to Kingscourt road in Co Monaghan, (...)

Federal workers and contractors rally against the partial federal government shutdown. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Arriving back to Washington DC last weekend, the queues in Dulles Airport were longer than usual. The capital’s main international airport seemed to (...)

The Fiat Chrysler settlement includes $311 million in total civil penalties to US and California regulators.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has agreed to a settlement worth about $800 million to resolve claims from the US Justice Department and state of Califor(...)

A coal-burning power plant in Colstrip, Montana, October 15th, 2018. File photograph: Janie Osborne/The New York Times

The Trump administration has said limits on mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants were unnecessary as they were too costly. The statement f(...)

The Atlantic Ocean. The State’s first marine management strategy aims to mirror land-based planning in prioritising activities including  fish farms, fisheries, offshore energy projects and marine tourism. Photograph: Chris Furlong/Getty Images

Ireland’s first-ever marine spatial plan should avoid becoming a lever for “privatising” coastal resources and should prioritise climate change, accor(...)

Darlene Coker is shown with her thoracic surgeon David Sugarbaker

Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her(...)

A paper published by the ESRI found that those living closer to the coast had a lower risk of depression than people who lived farther away. Photograph: iStock

Older people lucky enough to have homes with extensive sea views have a significantly lower risk of depression than the those who are land-locked, new(...)

Irish Cement had previous convictions arising out of two previous prosecutions for similar breaches, at Limerick District Court, in June 2017, and July 2018, the court heard. File photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Irish Cement has been fined €4,000 for breaching terms of its industrial emissions licence, when thick “glue-like” dust spilled from its Co Limerick p(...)

The Environmental Protection Agency – which says it is “at the front line” of environmental policing – owns 32 vehicles. Of these, 26 – or 81.25 per cent – are solely run on diesel.

The State body responsible for the protecting the environment and regulating greenhouse gas emissions has revealed that the vast majority of its fleet(...)

Most cases brought by the EPA relate to the discharge of untreated waste water into rivers or groundwater

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforces licences issued to Irish Water for operating waste-water treatment plants and industrial/waste lice(...)

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