Next-generation 5G technology uses higher-frequency waves that require more transmitter masts as they travel shorter distances. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

Business lobby group Ibec has urged the Government to address concerns over possible health risks associated with 5G mobile technology after motions w(...)

Danny McCoy of Ibec. Photograph: Alan Betson

At a time when rural Ireland is crying out for reliable, high-speed broadband, it seems counterintuitive that a number of county councils would be obj(...)

 Last month, a study was published in the journal Science assessing the potential of aiming for a trillion trees on the planet

The first wind in weeks sent waves of silver skimming across the trees. Millions of flickering summer leaves, on less than an acre, breathing in CO2, (...)

The unruly Atlantic. Illustration: Michael Viney

I would feel a great loss in having to live without a good view of the sea. My home town, Brighton, once Brighthelmstone, was England’s birthplace of (...)

Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten pointed to local authorities’ estimates that more than 750,000 tyres had been dumped in sites around the country. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 20,000 farms have been affected by illegal dumping, according to Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten. Old tyres, domestic rubbish,(...)

Cryptosporidium is a parasite that causes gastrointestinal illness.

The cause of contamination in water from a scheme in Mayo has not been found, an audit report from the Environmental Protection Authority has said. T(...)

Irish owners are rightly concerned about the impact of the VW scandal on their cars

Why should Irish motorists care about the Volkswagen scandal? Put simply, it may end up costing you more in motor tax and new car prices. While the f(...)

The models affected were built between 2009 and this year and involve Golfs, Passats, Beetles and Jettas along with Audi A3s. Photograph: EPA

Why should Irish motorists care about the Volkswagen scandal? Put simply, it may end up costing you more in motor tax and new car prices. While t(...)