Friends of the Irish Environment director Tony Lowes (front) and colleagues pictured on Friday morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A High Court judge has ordered the developers of a €500 million liquefied natural gas processing terminal in the Shannon estuary not to begin construc(...)

RTÉ has been criticised repeatedly for its coverage of climate change, notably on flagship programmes. Photograph:  Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

RTÉ is to increase coverage of climate change in response to growing audience demand, according to its director general, Dee Forbes. The expanded con(...)

  Paul Caulfield (left) who was driving the truck involved in the accident attended the inquest on Thursday. Photograph: Patrick Browne

The only surviving member of a family of five, four of whom were killed in a crash in Co Wexford, said the truck driver the family car was in collisio(...)

Steve Alexander (left) his brother Doug jnr and their parents Doug and Lily died in a collision on the N25 Rosslare to Cork road near New Ross on December 4th, 2017.

There was nothing a lorry driver could have done to avoid a road traffic collision in which four members of an Irish-American family were killed while(...)

Participants and guests at the UN climate summit  in Katowice, Poland.  Photograph: EPA/Andrzej Grygiel

The message from UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland, this week was stark, so much so that governments had to be more ambitious in responding to clim(...)

A file image of Lough Hyne in Skibbereen, Co Cork which a residents’ group is concerned could be impacted by plans to build a plastics factory in the area

Opponents of a plastics factory proposed for Skibbereen, Co Cork are to apply to the High Court for leave to bring judicial review proceedings over An(...)

Green Party: Pippa Hackett, Eamon Ryan and Grace O’Sullivan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Bill proposing the setting up of a “just transition” process to support workers and communities forced to make the transition from a fossil-fuel eco(...)

Senator Grace O’Sullivan (Green Party), who introduced a Bill in Seanad two years ago proposing a ban on microplastics in Ireland, said the study illustrated the scale of the plastics problem. Photograph: Getty Images

Microplastics have been found in human stools for the first time, suggesting the tiny particles may be widespread in food. Responding to the findings(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan speaks to the crowd outside Leinster House during a demonstration demanding action to tackle climate change. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Climate change is “a challenge unlike any other” facing the world because it is happening much quicker than anticipated, a protest rally outside Leins(...)

The harbour at Dun Laoghaire. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The people of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown are getting “a gift and a jewel” in the transfer of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour company to the county council, Mini(...)

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