Migratory Whooper swans in North Wicklow in January 2015. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland will attempt to capture an accurate snapshot of thousands of individuals across the country in January as part of a major 2020 census – but th(...)

Emissions from cars have improved greatly since 2005, but more people are now driving to work, according to the CSO. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Ireland has been placed among the worst European performers in a range of environmental areas, according to detailed new statistical analysis. A bie(...)

“A telltale sign of a bubble is that second-rate developers suddenly are able to earn billions,” said former deputy governor of the Central Bank Stafan Gerlach. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Ireland could face another property crash if market regulations are relaxed, former deputy governor of the Central Bank Stafan Gerlach has warned. M(...)

The Laois Wind Energy Awareness Group staged a protest outside the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin, where the  Irish Wind Energy Association’s annual conference took place. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland will incur hundreds of millions of euro in penalties if it fails to meet renewable energy targets by 2020, prompting a major focus on d(...)