The court said the project must be subject to a new environmental assessment under the EU Habitats Directive. File photograph: Getty

The European Court of Justice has advised the Irish High Court that An Bord Pleanála’s decision in 2018 to extend planning permission for a proposed €(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Supreme Court has made a decisive intervention into what many would argue is the most significant challenge facing the political establishment, an(...)

Choughs. Illustration: Michael Viney

At the far end of Dursey island, Co Cork, the choughs are gathering in new families to probe the ground for grubs, stabbing the wind-shorn grass with (...)

The claim was made by Friends of the Irish Environment in a case that opened on Tuesday before Mr Justice Garrett Simons.

An environmental group has claimed before the High Court that the European Commission invalidly approved the inclusion of the controversial €500 milli(...)

The large and admirable Lumbricus terrestris earthworm, key architect of the structure and fertility of soil.

To learn that mice, cats and frogs find foreign flatworms too distasteful to eat confirms a general disparagement of the creatures. One shrew, in a la(...)

Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) is fighting permission for development of a liquid natural gas terminal at Kilcolgan, near Tarbert in north Kerry.

An environmental group has got permission from the High Court to bring a significant challenge over how the controversial €500 million Shannon LNG ter(...)

If an island is lucky there’s a flock of choughs, the red-billed crows of Ireland’s western seaboard. Illustration: Michael Viney

The last of the November sun found the islands floating in what looked a lot like silence. There are sea-sounds always, sighing away even in a flat au(...)

Families of chough live on Dursey, and their numbers decline when tourist numbers increase near their habitat says FIE

Environmentalists have asked the Government to intervene over a proposal to build a €7 million interpretative centre and cable car system to Dursey Is(...)

Organisers and supporters of Friends of the Irish Environment gathered at the Four Courts ahead of the ruling on Thursday. Pictured are leading figures in the group, from left: Clodagh Daly, David Healy, Andrew Jackson, Sadhbh O’Neill and Tony Lowes. Photograph: Dave Meehan / The Irish Times

The High Court has found in favour of the Government after a group of climate activists challenged its 2017 National Mitigation Plan to tackle climate(...)

Mr Justice Garrett Simons granted an injunction suspending the coming into effect of regulations which exempt, for at least 18 months, large scale peat extraction projects from the provisions of domestic laws implementing two European environmental directives. File photograph: iStock

A “wholesale” legal ban preventing enforcement action over unlicensed large scale peat extraction activity has been lifted by the High Court. Mr Jus(...)

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