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The island of Ireland has gone a record length of time without using coal-fired electricity generation on its power system, Eirgrid has confirmed. File Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

The island of Ireland has gone a record length of time without using coal-fired electricity generation on its power system, Eirgrid has confirmed. T(...)

In 2011 alone, the EU imported beef and livestock feed associated with more than 1,000sq km of Brazilian deforestation – equivalent to more than 300 football fields a day

Evidence that Brazil’s rainforests are being pillaged to accommodate human over consumption is becoming more conclusive. What we eat, drink and use on(...)

Dark blue signifies an unemployment rates of less than 3.5%; light blue  – 3.5%-5.2%; lighter shades signify higher rates of unemployment, with orange equating to rates above 13.8%

The cohesion of the European Union is under severe strain. Apart from the imminent fracturing of the bloc from Brexit, nationalist-populist, anti-EU g(...)

Parental leave take-up rates among fathers  in Ireland have been put as low as 10-20 per cent.

Back in the 1980s, women who wanted to maintain their careers while raising their family had to contend with just 14 weeks of maternity leave – and th(...)

Deliveroo said its workers don’t fall under the scope of this new directive as genuinely self-employed workers are not covered. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Gig economy workers will benefit from greater protections after Brussels approved a new set of rules. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) appro(...)

People in Ireland and Belgium eat more vegetables on a daily basis than those in any other European Union country, data from the bloc’s statistics agency states.

People in Ireland and Belgium eat more vegetables on a daily basis than those in any other European Union country, data from the bloc’s statistics age(...)

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One in 10 households in the private rented sector is paying more that 60 per cent of its income on rent, with one in 20 spending three quarters on ren(...)

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Ireland sovereign debt management agency has raised €300 million through the placement of an inflation-linked bond. This is the second time the Nati(...)

Underlying inflation, closely watched by the ECB, failed to rise. Photograph: iStock

Euro zone inflation inched up last month, Eurostat said on Friday, mild comfort for the European Central Bank as it prepares fresh measures to mitigat(...)

Fr Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland, said there were several areas where Ireland was ‘seriously underperforming’ when it came to meeting the UN’s sustainable development goals. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Ireland is lagging behind other European countries when it come to meeting a series of United Nations’ targets, particularly when it comes to combatti(...)

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