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Inis Oírr on the Aran Islands. Photograph: Chris Hill

The results of an innovative project aimed at preserving the unique biodiversity and tourism appeal of the Aran Islands will be presented at a two-day(...)

Ryegrass grown under high carbon dioxide conditions, at UCD’s Programme for Experimental Atmospheres

Agricultural research in Ireland is increasingly seeking out new ways to deal with the environmental pressures of climate change. Met Éireann predicts(...)

A cow with methane-collection equipment on her back. Grass is a cheap way to feed cows, but as  methanogens break  down grass in the stomach they  produce methane,  a potent greenhouse gas Photograph:   Rachel Doyle

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted to the European Parliament in January what climate activists have long known: Ireland’s performance on climate change (...)

David Rodgers says dry weather has forced his potato plants into “shutting down”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

David Rodgers, the second generation of his family growing potatoes in Ballyboughal, and his father have never experienced anything like it. So parch(...)

 Saturday will see sunny spells and scattered showers.File Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The weekend will see a return to wetter, cooler weather as the heatwave gives way to a more typical Irish summer. Met Éireann says the entire country(...)

Lunchtime read on the banks of the Canal during the June heatwave. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The long glorious summer we have been having is due to come to an end this weekend. Met Éireann is forecasting a “noticeable change” in the weather w(...)

 At the end of November 2017, there were more than 1,300 research collaborations  across the system in Ireland, Knowledge Transfer Ireland  found.

Collaboration between publicly-funded research organisations and Irish companies is thriving. This is the key finding of the latest annual knowledge t(...)

Kilkenny Mart manager Michael Lynch: “We’ve had no growth and no grass.” Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Cattle farmers are facing an acute fodder crisis this winter due to a drought-induced absence of grass. They say sustained rain next month – much m(...)

Mount Lucas wind farm in Co Offaly. The new National Energy and Climate Plan is due to be submitted to the EU by the end of the year and implemented in 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new Oireachtas committee on climate change is to play a central role in the drafting of a new National Energy and Climate Plan which is due to be su(...)

Tom Halloran shearing sheep at Lettercraff in Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Co Galway farmer John Geoghegan was competing in a motorcycle rally recently in Greece, he took more than a passing interest in the cultivation o(...)

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