Ella Mcsweeney

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Irish winters are set to be wetter though the number of storms will decrease, say scientists. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Kevin O’Sullivan Environment & Science Editor Ireland is facing a temperature rise of at least 3 degrees this century, the National Biodiversity(...)

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(...)

A cow with methane-collection equipment on her back. Grass is a cheap way to feed cows, but as  methanogens break  down grass in the stomach they  produce methane,  a potent greenhouse gas Photograph:   Rachel Doyle

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted to the European Parliament in January what climate activists have long known: Ireland’s performance on climate change (...)

Pádraig Schäler with family and friends  visited Cape Cod,   where he was injured as a cyclist five years ago, to raise awareness of road safety. Photograph: Courtesy Reinhard Schäler.

A young Irish cyclist in the US on a J1 visa suffered a catastrophic brain injury when he was involved in a serious road accident in Cape Cod five yea(...)

The Great Yellow Bumblebee. Photograph: John Breen

In 2004, two scientists took on a mammoth task: to systematically survey every county in Ireland for bees. They figured it would take them two years, (...)

Zoë Wanamaker, Phyllis Logan and Miranda Richardson star as friends who come to rely on each other in 'Girlfriends'. Photograph: ITV

Alison Spittle’s Culchie Club Monday, RTÉ Two, 9.30pm Are you a culchie? Do you know any culchies? Are you perhaps married to a culchie? Or maybe you’(...)

Although cows at grass have better welfare than those housed indoors, Prof Daniel Weary warns against assuming that once cows are outside all welfare issues are resolved. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As marketing goes, having Beyonce and Jay Z on your side is the stuff of dreams. To the delight of vegans, the pair took to social media recently to p(...)

 Darina Allen said at the Grow Festival in Waterford that she would be willing to get involved in attempts to improve hospital food is she thought she could “make a difference”. File photograph: Eric Luke

Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School has said she would be willing to get involved in the HSE’s attempts to improve hospital food if she felt she(...)

Michael Kelly, founder of GIY, ahead of the Waterford Harvest Festival and the GIY Grow  next weekend.

Weekend of foodie festivities Thomas Haughton, who was the launch chef for Harvey Nichols when it came to Dublin and has also worked at the K Clu(...)

Power in the Blood: The Story of the Irish Thoroughbred: Ella McSweeney’s documentary is a good example of the type of production proposal RTÉ is seeking

Science Foundation Ireland, the statutory body that promotes science, technology, engineering and maths, has given RTÉ grant funding of €500,000 over (...)

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