Slow progress

‘Hastening slowly” would appear to the approach adopted by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan in the enforcement of EU regulations concerning wat(...)

Cllr Gerry Horkan:  also raised concerns about traffic implications

A high-rope adventure course is set to be built in Cabinteely Park, Dublin, after Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council last night voted in favour (...)

Households had “nothing to fear” from inspections if their systems were operating correctly, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan said.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Inspectors from the Environmental Protection Agency will be calling to homes across the country within weeks to assess the condition of Ireland’s sept(...)

Cork-based WiseTek has signed a contract with computer security group McAfee to handle the entire group’s redundant hard ware. Wisetek specialises in (...)

The EU will join the US and China in backing proposals to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – a “super greenhouse gas” used for air-conditioning and(...)

Dr Ewen Mullins working on last year’s potato crop in the GM study at Teagasc’s Oakpark facility in Co Carlow. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Teagasc hopes to begin planting out more than 5,000 potato plants in the next two weeks, in the second phase of its study into the environmental impac(...)

The potentially deadly scene at Sandymount, Co. Dublin earlier this week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The current heat wave is highly dangerous and should be avoided by anyone who would rather not die.Such is the interpretation that might be taken from(...)

The potentially deadly scene at Sandymount, Co. Dublin earlier this week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The current heat wave is highly dangerous and should be avoided by anyone who would rather not die. Such is the interpretation that might be ta(...)

Engineers Ireland DG John Power: “A process of prioritisation to improve Ireland’s infrastructure is clearly necessary.”

Even within the context of tight fiscal constraints, investment in Ireland’s infrastructure networks must be prioritised, according to Engineers Irel(...)

Clare winner: the sun sets over Kilkee. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cillian Murphy sits at the bar of the Stella Maris Hotel in Kilkee. Outside, the curved strand is taking a pounding from the Atlantic Ocean, providing(...)

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