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Stoat on dry stone wall. Illustration: Michael Viney

Once, in what proved to be a rite of passage, I followed writer and cartographer Tim Robinson as he led a tortuous way across the field walls on Aran (...)

Agriculture graduates  have a relatively high employment rate. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

Agriculture is moving centre stage. Consume less meat? Grow and eat more plants? Protect the environment? These are among the most discussed and urgen(...)

Draft proposal on climate disruption aims for   70 per cent of Irish electricity needs to  come from renewable sources by 2030. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The use of the term “climate disruption” in the title of the Government’s plan to respond to a rapidly warming world suggests there is finally a minds(...)

If you convert the meat on an average Irish cow carcass (about 210 kilos of meat) into hamburgers, it would equal about 1,825 quarter pounders

Food has not changed much in the past decade. A Sunday roast or mid-week dinner might have new takes or added exotica. But the expected meat and veg a(...)

The Irish baby born today: the First World problem of ‘where will I go on my holidays?’ may be replaced by ‘where is my next meal coming from?’ Photograph: Getty

A new report depicts an ever-depleting natural world, with huge implications for the coming generation. What will their lives be like? Life-supp(...)

Speaking in the Dáil chamber, Mr Bruton had warned ‘everyone will have to make changes’. He noted sharp differences over who should pay carbon tax. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Continued use of fossil fuels, notably gas, will be necessary in Ireland in spite of the declaration of a climate emergency by unanimous approval of t(...)

The Government is about to publish its major blueprint on how Ireland will respond to demands of the landmark Paris Agreement and scale up ambition with a view to becoming ‘a climate leader’. Photograph: Getty Images

The UK may dither over Brexit and have an endlessly fractious relationship with the EU, but it is now taking the lead on climate change. Can Ireland k(...)

Teagasc student Killian Faulkner; Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland; Gerry Boyle, director of Teagasc;  European Commissioner Phil Hogan; and Teagasc student Noel Prunty at Ballyhaise Agricultural College in Co Cavan on Saturday. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

European Commissioner Phil Hogan has said the Government should make an investment in broadband provision in rural Ireland “and the sooner the better”(...)

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(...)

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