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People walking  near Luggala, Co Wicklow.  Photograph: Eric Luke

A peatland restoration project across extensive upland bog and heathland is to be undertaken at the famous Luggala estate in the Wicklow mountains. L(...)

US climate envoy John Kerry believes COP26 is ‘the last best chance to get real’ in avoiding climate catastrophe. File photograph: Stephane Mahe/AFP via Getty Images

Ahead of COP26 next November, the Dublin Climate Declaration will be issued. Delegates from the UN, international leaders in politics and(...)

Climate change activist, Saoi O’Connor (16): ‘No amount of COPs will change this, because the people who hold the power in those negotiations do not want it to change.’ Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Climate change experts and campaigners, including participants in the Dublin Climate Dialogues, were asked what their COP26 expectations are, and w(...)

Tyndall National Institute  researcher Dr Agnieszka Gocalinska. Tyndall has been at the forefront of quantum technology research in Ireland for 10 years. Photograph: Clare Keogh

The State is to scale up its capacity to exploit the rapidly emerging field of quantum computing by setting up its first dedicated quantum computer en(...)

John Kerry, US climate envoy. File photograph: Stefani Reynolds/EPA/Pool

US climate envoy John Kerry is to participate in the Dublin Climate Dialogues next week. The initiative is an attempt to scale-up global ambition in a(...)

Water quality should be monitored year-round at beaches where increasing numbers of people are regularly swimming outside the summer season, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Water quality should be monitored year-round at beaches where increasing numbers of people are regularly swimming outside the summer season, the Envir(...)

There are now 70 operational data centres in Ireland using 900 MW  with eight under construction with 250MW usage. Photograph: iStock

The number of operational data centres in Ireland increased by 25 per cent over the past year, a report by the data hosting industry has confirmed. (...)

Minister for the Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan said the OECD’s views would influence the Government’s national development and climate action and post-Covid recovery plans. Photograph: Julien Behal

The State should increase carbon taxes, introduce water charges and impose higher waste charges, according to a 10-yearly review of Ireland’s environm(...)

In spite of accommodating large volumes of renewable wind energy on the power grid, the OECD notes that energy from renewable sources covered just 12%  of the State’s gross energy consumption.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A review of Ireland’s environmental performance over the past 10 years by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) welcomes t(...)

Ireland stands alone among OECD countries in not having domestic water charges, according to a new review. Photograph: The Irish Times

Ireland needs to reconsider the introduction of domestic water charges, increase waste fees and implement congestion charging to meet its environmenta(...)

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