Brian Doyle

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Algae on a tree in Moninea Bog in Co Fermanagh, where lichen and sphagnum moss were killed by ammonia.
The trouble with ammonia

In 2007, Mark Sutton, an environmental physicist, decided to visit Moninea Bog in Co Fermanagh. This bouncy, wet, raised bog had always been packed wi(...)

Former Wicklow county manager Eddie Sheehy. Photograph: Collins

Two Wicklow County Council workers have described to the High Court how they were called to the council’s offices where, in the presence of the now re(...)

The Arklow/Rathnew Motorway the M11 looking north which was officially opened by Ministers Paschal Donohoe and Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

One of the most dangerous stretches of road in the country has been bypassed with the opening of a new section of the M11 in Co Wicklow. The Arklow/R(...)

Senator Marie-Louise O’Donnell: “It’s like saying someone who has a handicapped child should not alert the Senate to the plight of handicapped children.”

Senator Marie-Louise O’Donnell, who forced a Seanad vote this week on the financial plight faced by graduate medical students, has confirmed her so(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said she would raise the issue amid lobbying from affected students for a loan relief scheme. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Concern about the high cost of loan repayments for graduate- entry medical students will be discussed by ministers in advance of the budget. Minister(...)

The fire-damaged disused ink factory at Adelaide Villas in Bray, Co Wicklow, where firefighters Brian Murray and Mark O’Shaugnessy died in 2007. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

The chief fire officer of Co Wicklow carried out no investigation following the death on duty of two of his firefighters, an inquest heard today. The (...)

Leinster loosehead Jack McGrath drives forward during their Heineken Cup clash against Northampton at Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton last month. The St Mary’s player has started two cup games this season so far. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

These are trying times for Leinster. Their chief playmaker, Johnny Sexton, and their stellar overseas signing, Isa Nacewa, having moved on at the end (...)