Ian Lumley

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Turf cutting in County Offaly. Photograph: Pat Sammon

Changes in planning rules will mean commercial peat operators will not have to seek planning permission and allow them to operate without comprehensiv(...)

Ireland is a member of the international Power Past Coal alliance, which pledges to stop burning coal for electricity. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

The Government should cancel a 10-year contract won by ESB International to run a new coal-fired electricity power station in the Philippines, environ(...)

Environmental activists hold letters “Save the climate, save the people” in front of a  church in Imielin near Katowice, Poland, during the COP24 climate  conference. Photograph:  Agencja Gazeta/Grzegorz Celejewski

The pace of negotiations at the UN climate talks has quickened in advance of politicians returning to Katowice in Poland this weekend. An attempt to f(...)

An Taisce’s Ian Lumley says he has no objection in principle to a documentary but questions the use of a drone for close camera work when puffins and other birdlife are nesting on the Skellig islands.   Photograph: David Sleator

An Taisce has expressed concern about the impact of drone use on Skellig Michael’s seasonal puffin population during filming of a documentary on the U(...)

Star Wars on  Skellig Micheal: visits on a permit system are meant to be capped at 11,100 annually  but  increased to 16,000 in 2017. Photographs: Lucasfilm

An Taisce has urged Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan to intervene over the “rebranding” of Kerry’s Skellig Michael as a “Disney-Lucasfilm fantasy (...)

Balnagowan House in Glasnevin is listed on Dublin city’s Record of Protected Structures. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Concern is growing for the future of one of Ireland’s first Art Deco houses, following a large fire which destroyed buildings on its grounds this week(...)

The building was split into two markets, a “dry” clothes market fronting on to Francis Street and a “wet market” to the rear. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Heritage body An Taisce is seeking urgent action from Dublin City Council to halt the dereliction of the historic Iveagh Markets, which were to have r(...)

According to An Taisce, the hotel was built about 1900 to designs by McCurdy & Mitchell after the railway reached Greystones. Photograph: Courtesy Paul Byrne video

Storms are being blamed for the partial collapse of a glass and wooden facade at the former La Touche Hotel in Greystones, Co Wicklow. The listed Vi(...)

The proposed extension to Liffey Valley shopping centre would have increased its size by 50 per cent, and would have included an Olympic-sized indoor ice arena

Plans for a €150 million extension to Liffey Valley shopping centre have been refused after it was ruled it would worsen traffic congestion on Dublin(...)

The new wall in front of Broadstone Depot building will be removed and replaced with something more appropriate. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fair play to the good burghers of Phibsborough who have stemmed – or at least temporarily delayed – the tide of progress in the interest of aesthetics(...)

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