The white-clawed crayfish is a globally threatened species and Ireland holds one of the largest surviving populations. Photograph: Ragnar Schmuck

Water users are being urged to take extensive precautions to stop the spread of a highly infectious Crayfish Plague after confirmation of an outbreak (...)

The court also dismissed Mr Hennessy’s application for an order directing the council to continue issuing end-of-life vehicle certificates and orders restraining enforcement actions by the council

A dismantler and recycler of end-of-life vehicles has lost a High Court challenge against Tipperary County Council’s refusal to grant him a waste faci(...)

River walk by the Clashawley river at Fethard, Co. Tipperary, with Watergate Bridge and medieval town walls in the background

“A river,” says Terry Cunningham of Fethard Historical Society, “is not just a big drain.” How we manage our rivers depends to a considerable degree (...)

One fifth of the country’s population gets its drinking water from small private wells, the EPA has said.

Local authorities are not doing enough to enforce standards in small private drinking water schemes such as those used by schools, hotels and hospital(...)

Environmentalist Peter Sweetman has challenged Tipperary County Council’s decision extending planning permission for a wind farm development at Castlewaller, Newport, Co Tipperary

Two separate legal challenges to wind farm developments are to be fast-tracked by the Commercial Court. Environmentalist Peter Sweetman has challeng(...)

File photograph of the St Margaret’s traveller housing scheme in Ballymun, Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Just one-third of the funds provided for Traveller accommodation this year have been drawn down by local authorities. With less than two months left(...)

Dublin City Council had the highest number of local authority builds last year, at 19, followed by Waterford at 11 and Monaghan with nine. File photograph: Getty Images

Seven local authorities built no social housing in the three years from 2013 to 2015, according to figures released by the Department of Housing. The(...)

 There has been a sharp rise in the number of children living in emergency accommodation outside Dublin since Christmas, according to local authorities in Waterford, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Meath. File photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images

There has been a sharp rise in the number of children living in emergency accommodation outside Dublin since Christmas, according to local authoriti(...)

John Lynch with a framed photograph of his brother Willie who died in the Carrickmines fire. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Traveller family who lost 10 loved ones in a fire on a halting site in Carrickmines, Dublin, last year, is in a local authority home in Wicklow with(...)

The bioeconomy describes the part of the economy that relies on the use of biological resources, including agriculture, forestry and marine. Photograph: Thinkstock

After tomorrow’s general election we will have a clearer idea of the political landscape of Ireland over the coming period. What areas of the researc(...)

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