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R is for the recycling “myth”. Only 6 per cent of new plastic material comes from recycling. Photograph: Getty Images

When Íde Mhic Gabhann set up her own organic food business last year, it was for practical rather than philanthropic reasons. She had been buying in b(...)

Fishmonger Stefan Griesbach with a golden redfish at his stall at the Saturday market in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Phenomenal” numbers of mauve stingers on the west coast and more frequent sightings of lion’s mane and Portuguese men-o-war in Irish waters made for (...)

The European Commission is taking action against Ireland for allegedly failing to comply with EU law on the mutual recognition of seafarers’ qualifica(...)

Migrants from Ethiopia on the streets of Calais, as one year on from the demolition of the camp dubbed ‘The Jungle’ migrants continue to stay in the town and attempt to cross the border to the UK. Photorgaph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

One year after demolition of “the Jungle” where several thousand migrants once camped and cooked and made night-time attempts to cross the English Cha(...)

A power cut in Lili Petrik’s  home in Innishannon, Co Cork, following Storm Ophelia. Lili’s mother warms herbal tea using  tealights. The house is also without heating. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

About 52,000 customers remained without electricity in Cork city and county on Wednesday with reconnection expected over the next two days. ESB Netw(...)

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten insisted: ‘This is a fair deal for Ireland and a good day for climate.’ File image: Reuters/Yves Herman

EU environment ministers have agreed national emissions-reduction targets in a push to show how the bloc is delivering on its climate goals ahead of U(...)

Winchman Paul Ormsby remains missing after the crash

North Mayo gardaí have confirmed that a helmet and lifejacket discovered on a beach on the Mullet peninsula belongs to one of the two missing crewmen (...)

Peter Tyndall with his grandson Ethan Walsh on his fishing boat ‘Shenandoah’ at Galway Docks. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Good news” and “marine research” may seem mutually contradictory, and rarely share the same hashtag on the Twitter machine. Ocean warming and acidif(...)

Joseph Gagnon and Brian Conville before they set off from Canada on a challenge to be the youngest pair to row west-east across the Atlantic.  Photograph: Claire Martin/PA Wire

Two rowers rescued by the Irish Coast Guard when they were just 170 nautical miles off setting world records have been released from hospital. Brian (...)

A map indicating the potential impact of Brexit on Irish fisheries. EEZ areas are exclusive economic zones  Image: Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation

British environment secretary Michael Gove has said the UK government is “committed to protecting our strong, historic ties with Ireland” , in spite o(...)

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