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The Government is currently considering numerous schemes to ensure the overall tax take from motoring does not drop significantly as a result of moves to lower emission vehicles. File photograph: Bloomberg

Rural drivers could be forced to pay higher levies than urban motorists if the proposed plan to tax the distance travelled by cars is introduced, an A(...)

Green Party leader in Northern Ireland Steven Agnew said: “It’s not easy being Green.”  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland is to quit, blaming in part the powersharing impasse at Stormont for sapping his drive for the job. (...)

MacGill Summer School’s founder and director Joe Mulholland plans to recruit a young researcher to help him recruit a wider variety of speakers. Photograph: Eric Luke

A joke has been doing the rounds in recent weeks that across the country prominent women were afraid to answer the phone in case it was the organiser (...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: “What took place during the Brexit referendum and the last US presidential election cannot be ignored or allowed happen again.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Facebook has agreed to share most of the data it has relating to advertisements during the abortion referendum campaign. The social media firm had pr(...)

In Germany 31 per cent of renewable energy production is owned by its citizens. Photograph: iStock

The vineyards at Weingut Huster were converted to organic production 25 years ago and produce a fine Riesling. Here on the hills between the Rhine and(...)

Dr Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland: “Much of what Ireland is doing is damaging people, the economy or the environment.” Photograph: David Sleator

As one of the richest countries in the world, Ireland must do better and move faster than most to meet the UN sustainable development goals it has si(...)

Low water level at Blessington Lake. The effect of this extended dry spell are already being felt, particularly in Dublin where supply in some areas has been restricted to little more than a trickle from 10pm to 5am. Photograph: Tom Honan

It has taken a parched country for politicians in Leinster House to wake up to the precarious state of Ireland’s water resources. After one of the lon(...)

Low water levels at Blessington Lake. Photograph: Tom Honan

The days when water charges and the management of Ireland’s deteriorating water infrastructure were the most lethally combustible political issue for (...)

Mount Lucas wind farm in Co Offaly. The new National Energy and Climate Plan is due to be submitted to the EU by the end of the year and implemented in 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new Oireachtas committee on climate change is to play a central role in the drafting of a new National Energy and Climate Plan which is due to be su(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Government has decided that the referendum on a woman’s place in the home will involve a straight deletion of the wording because it is too compli(...)

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