St James’s was given a free allowance of 2,895 carbon credits for 2017, but its actual emissions were almost three times that. Photograph: Alan Betson

One of the country’s biggest hospitals has been fined more than €200,000 for breaking EU rules on greenhouse gas emissions, in the first penalty of it(...)

Walkers along the banks of the river Dodder in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Environmentalists talk a lot about engaging local communities. But it’s refreshing when you find that the community is engaging the environmentalists.(...)

Paddy Power pointed to a 43% drop in fixed-odds betting terminal revenues in its latest results

European shares had their worst session in more than six weeks on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve dampened rate cut bets, while gains by Volkswa(...)

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(...)

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