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The legislation will change the way appeals lodged against felling licences are handled and allow the Forestry Appeals Committee to increase in size and to hear more than one appeal at a time. Photograph: iStock

The Cabinet has approved a series of forestry sector reforms aimed at reducing a logjam in the processing of appeals of tree felling licence applicati(...)

Oweninny Wind Farm in Co Mayo, which Bord na Móna is building as a joint venture with the ESB

Bord na Móna is to raise €1.6 billion to fund a series of major climate action projects across its 200,000-acre landholding. The company has appointe(...)

Protesters demonstrating outside the Economy Ministry in Berlin this week. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

The Mercosur trade deal between South American countries and the EU faces “a rocky ride” if there is a failure to honour climate commitments and to ad(...)

Ireland has the potential to deliver a world-class power system by 2030 with an electricity grid capable of operating with close to 100 per cent renewable energy, but it has to convince people of the benefits first, Eirgrid’s chief executive has said. File photograh: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Ireland has the potential to deliver a world-class power system by 2030 with an electricity grid capable of operating with close to 100 per cent renew(...)

According to the research, wind occurring at 120m – the height of a standard wind turbine – will decrease, notably in summer. Photograph: Mat Fascione/

The likely consequences of climate disruption on Ireland have been evident for many years – with some studies suggesting that apart from increased ext(...)

A woman walks through flood water in Cork city, February 2014. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland’s climate is likely to change dramatically by 2050, with the eastern region worst affected by higher temperatures, according to the most detai(...)

Former president Mary Robinson was speaking at the remote Global Ireland 2020 conference. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland needs to approach climate diplomacy on the global stage “with a deep sense of humility”, given its past failures to address the consequences o(...)

Eamon Ryan: ‘The Government welcomes the increasing impetus and focus at EU level on climate action.’ File photograph: Maxwells

The Government will be working in partnership with the EU to achieve the “radical transformation required across our economy and society to meet the c(...)

Plug-in hybrid vehicles run on a battery charged with electricity from the grid or through a conventionally-fuelled engine. Photograph: iStock

Carbon emissions from plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) are an average of two-and-a-half times higher than official tests indicate, environmental campai(...)

Ireland generated 14 million tonnes of waste in 2018. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ireland continues to be a throwaway society and depends heavily on incineration, while recycling of some waste categories has peaked, according to the(...)

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