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Fergus McCabe was from Marino in Dublin’s northside. File photograph: Peter Thursfield

Veteran community activist Fergus McCabe, who died during the week, aged 71, was part of the “beating heart” of inner city Dublin, President Michael D(...)

“There are around 250 wind farms now onshore in Ireland, and we probably need about another 80 by 2030, with maybe four, five or six more offshore wind farms.” Photograph: Getty Images

Imagine the scene, it is a bright, crisp October morning in 2030, yet the house, insulated heavily with the help of a State grant in 2027, is still re(...)

 Cardboard, mattresses, electronics, and metal at a waste processing facility in Dublin. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

“A whole new waste plan for the country” is how Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Eamon Ryan describes the newly launch(...)

Fines for householders who do not segregate their rubbish properly are being considered. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A ban on ‘buy one, get one free’ food deals in supermarkets, levies on cheap clothes and fines for families who don’t separate their rubbish are among(...)

Emmet Lynch’s pub has started serving food to stay afloat. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“This is a time to be as open minded as possible, to try anything and to be ready to try again,” says second-generation publican Emmet Lynch, who beli(...)

“You are hounding everybody, so no comment and goodbye,” said guest Loman Dempsey when contacted. Illustration: iStock

More than 80 guests attended an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in the Station House Hotel, Clifden, Co Galway, last Wednesday at a time when Governmen(...)

“You are hounding everybody, so no comment and goodbye,” said guest Loman Dempsey when contacted. Illustration: iStock

More than 80 guests attended an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in the Station House Hotel, Clifden, Co Galway, last Wednesday at a time when Governmen(...)

An O’Brien Fine Foods employee at the processing facility in Timahoe, Co Kildare. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

It was 6am on Monday July 27th when ‘A’, the man who would become the third confirmed Covid-positive case at O’Brien Fine Foods in Timahoe, Co Kildare(...)

The Kildare Chilling Company Meat Plant on the outskirts of Kildare Town, where there has been a significant outbreak of Covid-19 among employees. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Three of the four meat plants in the midlands where significant clusters of Covid-19 were found among the workforces have decided not to reopen tomorr(...)

The O’Brien Fine Foods factory in Timahoe, Co Kildare. Normal operations will  not resume before August 18th, until the 14-day incubation period for coronavirus has passed. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

More than a 1,000 jobs will be lost just in Co Kildare alone, causing “an economic meltdown”, following the Government’s decision to impose restrictio(...)

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