Wendy Tweed was initially denied permission for a 4ft high post-and-wire boundary fence and hedge around the former Hair O the Dog pub in Moville, Co Donegal. File photograph: Getty Images

A mother of two, who was prohibited by the planning authorities from planting a hedge around her Co Donegal home for the safety of her children, has w(...)

A Mayo community where a €600 million wind farm is to be located has expressed disappointment at an An Bord Pleanála decision to allow the project without insisting that the developers pay money into a community gain fund. File photograph: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

A Mayo community where a €600 million wind farm is to be located has expressed disappointment at an An Bord Pleanála decision to allow the project wit(...)

Oweninny Power Group says its turbines will be over 1km from the nearest dwellings, while Coillte says it has a buffer-zone of 700m, with one house within 537m of one turbine by agreement with the landowner

Plans by three semi-State companies to invest €825 million in two wind-farm projects in n(...)