Glacier researchers walk to the accumulation zone of Gueshgue glacier in Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Photograph: Tomas Munita/New York Times

As conspiracy theories go, this must rank as one of the more absurd. According to the Irish Farmers’ Association, the reason why Ireland is careering (...)

The EU beef market is being sacrificed for the sake of the Mercosur trade deal, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has claimed. As EU negotiators b(...)

Data published by the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday showed that agriculture greenhouse gas emissions rose by 2.7 per cent in 2016. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government must introduce “a climate activation programme” across key sectors, including agriculture, or risk massive climate fines, according to (...)

The nature of the crime can be both opportunistic and targeted. Courtney says that of the crimes reported within the construction industry in the past year, 90 per cent involved the theft of tools.   Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

“People magpie them. We refer to them as magpies. It is fairly common,” says Billy Wall, the head of one of the trade unions representing workers in t(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s James McClean (right) and Daryl Murphy stand dejected after a 5-1 defeat to Denmark on Tuesday night ended their World Cup qualification hopes. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Eh, well, that didn’t exactly go to plan, did it? Denmark’s carpet bombing of Ireland’s World Cup dreams last night will dampen the nation’s mood con(...)

49% of domestic septic tanks failed the inspection in 2016. Photograph: Getty Images

Half of the septic tanks serving one-off houses across the State have failed their annual safety inspection, according to the Environmental Protection(...)

Billionaire and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg has since 2010 spent $164 million on a campaign to end coal-burning in the US. Photograph: Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

Last week war-torn Syria belatedly signed up to the Paris climate accord, leaving the United States as the only country not to support the framework (...)

Members of the Dublin Youth Dance Company perform a Dance for Climate Action to highlight the proceedings of the Citizens’ Assembly at Malahide. Photograph: Tom Honan.

Citizens’ Assembly members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a tax on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture despite the opposition of the Iri(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly in the Grand Hotel Malahide discussed climate change this weekend. Photograph: Tom Honan

Members of the Citizens’ Assembly have voted overwhelmingly for a comprehensive Government regime to tackle climate change. The 75 members of the as(...)

Tough choice? The IFA has proposed making breath-testing devices available to allow people test themselves the morning after a night of drinking, before they decide whether to  drive. File photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is examining the roll-out of community car schemes and assessing insurance costs for publicans to drive customers ho(...)

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