Some 269 waterways in Ireland, which include rivers, coastal areas, canals, estuaries and lakes, deteriorated in quality between 2015 and 2017, the EPA has found.

A deterioration of water quality in Irish fresh and sea waters has been described as “completely unacceptable” by the Environmental Protection Agency (...)

Sixteen per cent of the packaging waste produced in 2018 was plastic. Photograph: Getty Images/File photo

International online retailers have created more than 10,000 tonnes of waste within the Irish market this year but are not “paying a cent” towards the(...)

Lough Ree, one of 812 Irish lakes now being monitored from space.

The health of more than 800 Irish lakes is to be monitored from space for the first time using satellites, in a move that could help authorities detec(...)

Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme by Irish Water, in association with Kerry County Council, Nicholas O’Dwyer, TOBIN Consulting Engineers and Glan Agua, took the title of Engineering Project of the Year. Gavin Reilly, associate director at Nicholas O’Dwyer, holds the winning trophy on behalf of the project team on stage.

The Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme has taken Ireland’s premier engineering award, while Aoife Murphy won the highly prestigious Chartered (...)

The EPA contends the activity is ‘highly damaging to the environment’ and is causing ‘irreparable damage to the raised bog’

A peat extraction company has told the High Court its business faces closure if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gets injunctions aimed at ha(...)

A general view of the Kerry coastline. Ireland’s marine area is ten times its land mass. Photograph: David Sleator/THE IRISH TIMES

A former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) director has urged Ireland to follow Scotland’s example in designing the State’s first plan for its mar(...)

The Government “must take additional actions on an urgent basis on climate change. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment has called the Government’s failure to take more effective measures to address climate c(...)

Ireland has one of the richest marine eco-systems and some of the world’s roughest seas. Photograph: Getty Images

If one picture can still paint a thousand words, a postcard printed by a State agency 20 years ago is proof of that. Some say there are no books, docu(...)

Irish consumers have a distinct preference for beef from grass-fed cattle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland’s livestock sector shows little signs as yet of engaging with so-called “clean meat”, a new technology expected to cause significant food-sect(...)

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley said the take up of consumer electric vehicles was at “a snail’s pace” and that the issue of “range anxiety” was a major disincentive. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

“Green” buses will be tested on routes in Dublin and Cork from next month as part of plans to drastically cut carbon emissions in the public transport(...)

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