Parteen Weir on Lough Derg: Irish Water plans to build a 170km pipe to carry supplies  to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The drought of last year may already be a distant memory, and summer 2019 may, until now, have been noted more for rainfall than sunshine, but Ireland(...)

A mural shows Australian prime minister Scott Morrison holding a lump of coal as it advertises a rally by students across the world to protest against climate change, in Melbourne. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Our climate Our climate has shaped life on Earth for thousands of years. A combination of “the atmosphere, oceans, lands, ice and the life on our pla(...)

One of the CCTV cameras installed in the village of Duleek, Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

In breaking news, it has emerged that KBC Bank Ireland set aside €54 million in the third quarter to cover refunds, compensation and other costs relat(...)

Nasa’s Cassini above Saturn’s northern hemisphere prior to making one of its last dives.  Photograph: Nasa/PA

The end of Cassini is here. One of the most ambitious and successful space missions ever undertaken by Nasa, the spacecraft will also be long remember(...)

Kathleen Harris and a chirpy cheesy Xmas Conor Pope. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

FROM CONOR POPE I’ve heard rumours you’re not the biggest Christmas fan. That seems weird because – as the song says – it’s the most wonderful time(...)

W e all know that covering up in the sun, whether with sunscreen, long sleeves or a floppy hat à la Brigitte Bardot, is essential for healthy skin,(...)