A computer-generated image of Apple’s planned data centre in Athenry. In May 2018 the company shelved its plans to proceed with the development

A High Court challenge has been brought against a decision to extend the life of a planning permission granted allowing tech giant Apple build a data(...)

Server cabinets on the data centre floor at the Telecity Data Storage Centre in the North West Business Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

News that both Apple and US group Fortress Energy are separately proceeding with controversial planning applications is a coincidence, but it highligh(...)

Water quality should be monitored year-round at beaches where increasing numbers of people are regularly swimming outside the summer season, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Water quality should be monitored year-round at beaches where increasing numbers of people are regularly swimming outside the summer season, the Envir(...)

Catherine Corless has expressed surprise that its report may not be published for sometime yet. File Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Catherine Corless, whose work in Tuam Co Galway led to the setting up of the Mother and Baby Home Commission, has expressed surprise that its report m(...)

Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, which was a mother-and-baby home operated by the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Prof Mary Daly of the Mother and Baby Home Commission recently attempted to explain why, in 20th-century Ireland, so many thousands of children were n(...)

Catherine Corles at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home burial ground on Tuesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Galway historian Catherine Corless said she was “shocked...pleasantly shocked” by the Government’s decision to initiate excavation and exhumation at t(...)

The Irish Cement facility in Castlemungret has returned to the national priority site list following an incident in December which resulted in the release of dust outside the site.

Eight industrial and waste companies have been named by the EPA on its latest list of worst offenders for breaching environmental regulations. Four o(...)

Sulky rider Des Gallagher at the Ballinasloe Horse Fair in 2006. Galway Co Council has since banned sulky racing at the fairair because of “health and safety issues allied to insurance liability concerns, and the views of animal rights groups”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

Legislation proposing a ban on “sulky” racing on Irish public roads is due to be introduced in the Dáil this week by Independent TD Mattie McGrath. (...)

Changes to the availability of the Eir Sport TV package will impact on the potential live viewership of the 2017 Allianz Leagues, with further implica(...)

Dublin’s Philip McMahon grapples with Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea in the drawn All-Ireland final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kerry Co Council is the latest to unanimously pass a motion calling on the GAA to end its contract with pay-per-view television channels to broadcast (...)

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