‘Forests and wood-based products offer sustainable, long-term solutions to the climate-change problem,’ says Prof Pekka Kauppi of the University of Helsinki.

Given the urgent need to address “the climate emergency” and the role forestry could play in reducing carbon emissions, a new approach is needed, acco(...)

Green Party Ciaran Cuffe congratulates Hazel Chu  at the Dublin count centre in the RDS Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Election surges have happened before, but this time it is different. The Greens have more than quadrupled their number of council seats, have got back(...)

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(...)

The ICMSA said Government St Patrick’s Day trips are a significant contributor to the carbon footprint. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

The president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) has said that if the Government is serious about climate change then it should (...)

 A ‘shop and drop’ plastics protest in Rathmines,  Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Thousands of shoppers across the country left their unwanted plastic packaging behind them at their local supermarket on Saturday after removing it fr(...)

Pat Murray, of Knocknagapple, Monaseed, Co Wexford is one of the many farmers finding it difficult to feed their livestock. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

The fodder crisis affecting farmers has worsened in recent days, so much so there is insufficient fodder of the necessary quality in the country to re(...)

A certain level of plastic was needed for food safety purposes, but retailers did not use excess packaging because it was costly, Mr Burke said.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Supermarkets need to do more to halt “the rising tide of plastic”, according to the organisers of a day of action targeting excess packaging and plast(...)

Plastic water bottles will be phased out of DCU by 2020. Photograph:  Andrew Parsons/PA Wire

Dublin City University has announced it is to become “plastic-free” by 2020 beginning with the immediate withdrawal from use of plastic cups at all it(...)

Electric Ireland’s smarter home technology.

Electric Ireland is pushing a new range of smart home products to customers in an attempt to boost energy efficiency and reduce waste. The company is(...)

The State could face European Union fines of more than €450 million in 2020 for missing legally binding targets on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, (...)

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