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Data published by the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday showed that agriculture greenhouse gas emissions rose by 2.7 per cent in 2016. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government must introduce “a climate activation programme” across key sectors, including agriculture, or risk massive climate fines, according to (...)

Brian Lenihan, Eileen Lemass, Charles Haughey and Gerry Collins at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

It was not so much the reopening of Stepaside Garda station that suggested “stroke politics” – it was the unsubtle banners that festooned the constit(...)

What will Conor McGregor’s son think of his father when he looks this vile spectacle up on YouTube in a few years’ time? Photograph: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images

Back in 2010 there was a mini-controversy when Green Party TD Paul Gogarty brought his 18-month-old daughter Daisy to a press conference. There she wa(...)

A beach strewn with waste. One million plastic bottles are bought every minute around the world. Photograph: Getty

A deposit and return scheme for drinks containers could turn into a financial catastrophe because of the potential cost of implementation, Minister fo(...)

The incinerator at Poolbeg, Ringsend where 11 were hospitalised following an incident at the  incinerator. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Dublin City Council has asked for a full safety audit on the operation of the Poolbeg incinerator after 11 staff were hospitalised last week following(...)

There are reports that 11 people have been injured following an incident at the Poolbeg Incinerator this morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Eleven people were hospitalised after a small amount of lime was released inside the flue gas treatment area at the Poolbeg Incinerator in Dublin on W(...)

‘Steam blows’ at the new Poolbeg incinerator, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin’s Poolbeg incinerator will start full waste-burning operations from next week, 20 years after the facility was first proposed. From Friday the(...)

Austin Stack (c), son of Brian Stack, a prison officer murdered by the IRA in 1983, at a Sinn Féin press conference in Dublin, where he confronted Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Staging a disruption at a media conference or event - as Austin Stack, whose father was murdered by the IRA, did during a press conference featuring S(...)

Implacable opposition: water-charge protesters outside Leinster House in December 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/ Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

When Phil Hogan raised a half-empty glass of water to his lips in a Government Buildings briefing room one day in early May 2014 the photographers at(...)

A standalone water utility now exists and will most likely continue to exist, but it might get a new name. File photograph: Getty Images

How are the government formation talks going? Not so well. Water is a big stumbling block, despite reports that Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his Fine Gae(...)

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