Michael Creed

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Moneypoint generating station. The plan confirms that the coal-fuelled power station is due to close by 2025. Photograph:  Neil Warner for ESB

The Government will “nudge people and businesses to change behaviour” in a bid to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions in an ambitious pr(...)

The partnership will build wind farms with the total capacity to generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity by 2030, which Coillte estimates is enough to power about half a million homes.

State companies Coillte and the ESB are close to agreeing a joint venture that could spark a €1 billion investment in green electricity. Forestry com(...)

Ruth Coppinger TD has urged the Government to follow the example of Italian fashion house Prada which has joined every other major international designer brand to go fur-free. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is being pressed to support legislation to ban fur farming as all major international fashion houses no longer use fur and half the EU (...)

The row erupted last week after Scotland threatened action if Irish vessels continue to fish in the 12-mile (19km) zone around Rockall, an outcrop in the North Atlantic. Photograph: Irish Air Corps

Irish and Scottish officials have stepped up contacts in a bid to “de-escalate” tensions in the row over fisheries at Rockall, the Taoiseach has told (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said the Irish Government was informed last September about Scotland’s intentions to enforce its claim to the territorial waters around Rockall.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said the Irish Government was informed last September about Scotland’s intentions to enforce its claim (...)

File photograph of Irish Naval Vessel L.É. Róisín on a routine maritime security operations patrol off Rockall. Photograph:Defence Forces

A warning from the Scottish government that it will take action against Irish fishing vessels that fish in the area around Rockall, a disputed island (...)

File photograph of Irish Naval Vessel L.É. Róisín on a routine maritime security operations patrol off Rockall. Photograph:Defence Forces

The Scottish government has warned Ireland it will send its fisheries patrol vessels to force Irish fishing boats to leave a 12-mile zone around Rocka(...)

Irish Farmers’ Association president Joe Healy said the fever could wipe out Ireland’s entire pig stock.

Pig farmers have been warned there is “no room whatsoever” for complacency in relation to the spread of African swine fever west across Europe, a cond(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Aga Khan officially open the new facilities and the Aga Khan Grandstand during day two of the Curragh Spring Festival. Photograph:  PA Wire

Horse Racing Ireland has clarified the final cost of redeveloping the Curragh racecourse, officially opened by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Sunday, a(...)

Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan, a campaigner against blood sports, raised issues about the reporting transparency of coursing events. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Questions have been raised about the monitoring of hare coursing after a Department of Agriculture veterinary surgeon and a National Parks and Wildlif(...)

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