Campaigners and concerned citizens at Manorhamilton Castle,  Co Leitrim, who oppose plans to prospect for gold and silver locally. Photograph: James Connolly

Community leaders in Co Leitrim say they feel “under siege” after learning that the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Rya(...)

A vacant property tax is among one of the measures planned but the Government will take time to collect data on vacancy levels. File photograph

The Government’s housing plans will cost billions and promises much. But what exactly is it setting out to deliver? The headline numbers Minister Da(...)

The Government is promising to deliver 300,000 homes by the end of 2030. Photograph: iStock

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he wants to end homelessness within a decade, at the launch of the Government’s landmark Housing for All plan. Mr M(...)

Spring Lane, a 10-bay site open since 1989, is  home to 38 families including 66 children. Approximately 140 people share toilets and washing facilities designed for 40.

Cork City Council, one of the biggest local authorities in the State, is violating the human rights of Traveller children by leaving them in filthy, o(...)

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(...)

Local authorities want greater powers to use close circuit television to tackle offenders. File photograph: The Irish Times

Large wheelie bins are to be provided by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Council along Dublin’s southern coastline this weekend, and Blackrock and Dún Laoghair(...)

A firefighter from Dolphin’s Barn Fire station in Dublin puts out a car fire. File photograph: Tom Honan

Six new fire stations are set to be built across the country over the next five years, under a Government scheme announced on Tuesday. The new fire s(...)

Outdoor performance is the future of safe live arts for the foreseeable future. The artists pictured here are from TeaTime Company. Photograph: Tom Van Mele

They say there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes. Nevertheless, contemplating a winter aiming to enjoy ourselves outdoors can see(...)

Brendan Devlin: to the forefront in encouraging and promoting innovation in environmental matters

The death took place on July 9th, 2020, of CB (Brendan) Devlin, former Cork county engineer, after a short illness. A native of Coachford, Brendan li(...)

Former  European commissioner for trade Phil Hogan. File photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Phil Hogan has resigned as Ireland’s European Commissioner in the wake of the controversy over his breaches of public health restrictions in place due(...)

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