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Michael Ewing, Coordinator of the Environmental Pillar group: ‘There is a clear and urgent need for a sense of direction and understanding as to how Ireland will take action to aggressively respond to the imminent threat of climate change’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The progressive recommendations of the all-party climate committee must be used by the Government “to develop a real and lasting strategy to turn Irel(...)

Dr Sindy Joyce has been appointed to the Council of State. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A member of the Traveller community appointed by President Michael D Higgins as one of his advisers sees her new role as a rebuke to attacks on her co(...)

Matthieu Seguin of Coca-Cola is chair of Ibec’s Prepared Consumer Foods Council. “We want to partner with NGOs and our customers to reduce waste and increase recovery and recycling rates still further.”

Ireland’s prepared consumer foods (PCF) sector has put sustainability and packaging reduction at the top of its agenda for the year ahead. As well as (...)

 Kieran Downey  (right) helps carry the coffin   bearing the remains of his wife Marie Downey and   son Darragh as it  leaves St Michael’s Church, Ballyagran on Saturday afternoon.

The heartbroken family of Marie Downey (36) and her infant son Darragh, who both died at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) last week, have “tw(...)

The cross-party committee recommends scaling up adoption of renewable energy.

The Climate Action Committee report on addressing climate change has 40 recommendations, adding up to a fundamental redirection in how Ireland respond(...)

Hildegarde Naughton, chairwoman of committee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The all-party Committee on Climate Action have reached agreement on a far-reaching series of actions to scale up Ireland’s response to global warming.(...)

 Coca-Cola has launched its own brand of milk, Fairlife, in the US

Drinks giant Coca-Cola has described as “speculative” a report that it is considering setting up a dairy processing plant in Co Cork. According to a (...)

Agriculture is the largest contributor to Irish carbon emissions by sector; accounting for 33.3 per cent of national emissions in 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

The most profitable Irish farms are the most efficient in minimising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to Teagasc’s sustainability report for (...)

A dairy cow fixed with technology that collects and measures methane emissions grazes at Moorepark Teagasc food research centre in Fermoy, Co Cork. Photograph: Rachel Doyle

A fundamental redirection of Irish agriculture, including diversification away from heavy reliance on dairy and beef production, is among the recommen(...)

 In 2014, researchers from Cork and Dublin were the first to report that exercise is associated with gut microbial diversity in humans. Illustration: iStock/Getty Images

That darkness broods upon the deep is confirmed by some tummy-related facts: our gut hosts around 100 trillion bacteria; they comprise 200 to 1,000 sp(...)

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