Coillte forester John Connolly surveys a mass of industrial and domestic waste dumped illegaly in a managed forest outside Kingscourt, Co Cavan. Photograph: Barry Cronin

The scale of illegal dumping discovered this week in two adjoining forests owned by State company Coillte has shocked those who lead its efforts to cu(...)

 Minister for the  Environment Denis Naughten believes  Europe has an opportunity to be a global environmental leader. Photograph: Julien Behal

Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten believes that problems surrounding recycling and the cost of recycling are rapidly becoming a global probl(...)

Minister for Environment Denis Naughten: consumers “must have confidence” fees for disposal of waste tyres are standardised and used for intended purpose. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Details of a new regulatory system for disposal of “end-of-life” tyres have been announced by Minister for Environment Denis Naughten, who is to push (...)