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US pesident Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally  in Charleston, West Virginia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Mark Lyons/EPA

It was Robert Mueller’s best day so far, which meant it was Donald Trump’s worst. Minutes before his former campaign manager was convicted on multiple(...)

Covanta has now sought “pre-application consultations” for a 15% increase in capacity. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The operators of Dublin’s Poolbeg incinerator are seeking talks with An Bord Pleanála on the potential to burn an additional 90,000 tonnes of waste an(...)

Senator Robert F Kennedy shakes hands with the crowd on a street corner in Philadelphia on April 2nd, 1968, two months before his assassination. Photograph: Warren Winterbottom

As Donald Trump passed his 500th day in office this week, there was a whiff of nostalgia in the air. Fifty years after Robert Kennedy’s assassination(...)

The incinerator at Poolbeg, Ringsend, Dublin. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is carrying out a criminal investigation into a lime leak at the Poolbeg incinerator, in June, which resulted in(...)

The incinerator at Poolbeg.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

There were a number of environmental incidents at Dublin’s new municipal waste incinerator on the Poolbeg peninsula in the days after the facility beg(...)

Chief Gary Batton and a delegation of representatives from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will attend the unveiling of “Kindred Spirits” by Cork-based Alex Pentek

The generosity of a Native American tribe towards the people of Ireland at the height of the Great Famine will be recalled this weekend with the unve(...)

Italy and abortion

Sir, – I refer to the article “Italy offers taste of what may come over abortion” (May 29th) on the supposedly detrimental effects a right by doctors (...)

  Poolbeg incinerator, Dublin: The  building is the length of three football pitches and four metres taller than the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Twenty years after it was first proposed, and a decade since it was granted planning permission, the Poolbeg incinerator in Dublin will start burning (...)

 Hillary Clinton: she “has never lost the compassion that is part of her DNA as a woman, mother and grandmother”. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

American voters are less than a month away from the end of the most bizarre political slugfest any of us can remember. In the red Republican corner is(...)

A computer-generated image of the planned Poolbeg incinerator in Dublin.

Fresh concerns have been raised over the development of Dublin’s Poolbeg incinerator by US waste firm Covanta, following the failure of emissions test(...)

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