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Future cities: smart buildings and drone commutes could be features of city life. Illustration: SOM/National Geographic

WE’LL COMMUTE BY AIR TAXI AND BUILD SPACE-ERA HOUSES, AND OUR HOMES WILL MONITOR OUR EATING AND RECYCLING HABITS Imagine a world where bacteria (...)

 People enjoying the sunshine in Dublin’s Stephen’s Green in June. Photograph: Alan Betson

An Indian summer is on its way with temperatures as high as 21 degrees on Saturday and the prospect of fine weather in the second half of next week. (...)

A closer look: ‘Science Week provides essential support to many fantastic events across the country that will inspire the next generation of scientists,’ says SFI’s Dr Ruth Freeman

If you want to learn how to save the planet in 45 minutes, why you can’t bake in space, or how tree-planting can tackle climate change, you need look (...)

Dublin Bay: its sea level  has risen by twice the global average in the past 20 years,  according to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Photograph: Getty Images

Dublin Bay’s sea level appears to be rising faster than initially forecast, and has risen by twice the global average in the past 20 years, underlinin(...)

Eye of the storm: the devastating Hurricane Dorian takes shape earlier in September. File photograph: EPA

The winds of change have blown through the latest storm name list with Irish-sounding storms such as Kitty, Róisín, Ciara and Brendan joined by some m(...)

Calum McGrath and Aaron Miller, from Sligo, shelter from the rain at Electric Picnic 2019 in Stradbally. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Met Éireann has linked above-average temperature and rainfall levels in the Republic last month to global warming. The statistics, contained in the A(...)

Minister with Responsibility for the Office of Public Works Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran visited the area  and said compensation would be made available to people whose houses were damaged. Photograph: Kevin Boxer Moran Twitter account

Five homes and a GAA pitch in Co Limerick have been extensively damaged following flooding over the weekend. The flooding was caused by a breach of a(...)

In response to a parliamentary question last year, Minster of State for the OPW Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran listed vacant properties and unused land under the control of his office. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Office of Public Works (OPW) spends almost €1,000 every day on security for State-owned buildings lying empty around the country, newly released f(...)

Late afternoon on Saturday at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

A rainbow glittering behind Olly Alexander as Years and Years brought their main stage set to a close was one of Saturday’s perfect Electric Picnic mo(...)

Delwyn Ledigan from Galway at the Electric Ireland Throwback Stage on Friday. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Weather conditions are set to improve as day two of Electric Picnic starts in Stradbally, Co Laois, on Saturday. Met Éireann said it will be bright in(...)

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