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Fred O’Sullivan (right), chairman of the Sliabh Luachra Wind Awareness Group, with Peter and Caroline Cooke at the wind farm at Barna, near Scartaglen in Co Kerry. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Two years ago, former president Mary Robinson narrated a video to mark the 25th anniversary of the Irish Wind Energy Association, pointing out that Ir(...)

Grace O’Malley includes a Captains and a Crews range

A new Irish whiskey brand developed by former Lir Chocolates managing director Stephen Cope is looking to achieve revenues of €6 million per annum wit(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May with Conservative MP James Brokenshire in the House of Commons. Amid the hysteria around her May has plodded on and remained ostensibly unflappable. File photograph:  UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/AFP/Getty Images

Wouldn’t you hate to be a politician? There’s the vote-for-me aspect, the annoyance of having to listen to other people’s opinions and take them serio(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: “There will be one count – one count in Dublin for the four seats and one count in Ireland South for the five seats.”  Photograph: Tom Honan

Candidates placed in reserve and who will not take up their seats in the European Parliament until Brexit takes effect are not expected to receive a s(...)

Edwards Lifesciences CEO Mike Mussallem. Photograph:  Diarmuid Greene

Miles Lowell Edwards was not the most obvious guy to start a medical technology business. A hydraulics engineer in the paper and pulp industry in the (...)

Companies giving rise to persistent odour, noise or dust emissions problems are highlighted on the EPA’s list, with updates every quarter. File photograph: George Clerk/iStock

Five industrial sites are cited on the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest so-called “name and shame” list for failing to meet necessary environm(...)

Swift populations are free falling; in the last 15 years, they’ve gone down by 46 per cent. ‘My notebook goes back 40 years,’ says bird expert Eric Dempsey. ‘Their decline has been very dramatic.’

Last summer, ornithologist Will Hayes of Birdwatch Ireland spent four months walking the streets of Tipperary’s towns and villages in search of swift (...)

Television presenter Marty Whelan in 2017. The biggest unclaimed win on the record was for a €4.3 million jackpot, dating back to June 2001. The ticket was sold in Coolock in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The attorney general has been dragged into a row between the Department of Public Expenditure and the National Lottery over €16 million in unclaimed p(...)

Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. File image: Reuters/Vincent Kessler

A total of 59 candidates have been declared for European Parliament elections across Ireland’s three constituencies. As of close of nominations at no(...)

Gus O’Reilly (aged 6), from Navan, Co Meath, with Dr Paddy Gargan and Dr Cathal Gallagher of Inland Fisheries Ireland, at the launch of new National Salmon Scale Project.  Photograph: Andres Poveda

The Minister of State with responsibility for inland fisheries, Seán Canney, is seeking assistance from anglers to become citizen scientists for the N(...)

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