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Ibec has called for an overhaul of the State’s planning rules to address capacity constraints in the economy. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Employers’ group Ibec has called for an overhaul of the State’s planning rules to address capacity constraints in the economy, suggesting the current (...)

Aerial View of the proposed site of the €850 million Apple Data Centre at Athenry, Co Galway, which will now not go ahead

In the latter part of 2014, two State agencies were beavering away to secure a piece of land for an important investor. Between them, IDA Ireland and (...)

The North-South electricity interconnector has been delayed for several years due to opposition to scores of pylons being erected. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters.

The creation of a 138km North-South electricity interconnector moved a step closeron Tuesday when the North’s Department of Infrastructure granted fu(...)

Astrid Gundersen  (3), from Swords, at the Friends of the Earth protest outside the Dáil on Wednesday as the joint Oireachtas environment committee began hearings on the Waste Reduction Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are strong indications that legislation for a mandatory “deposit return scheme” in Ireland for plastic bottles and a ban on single-use plastic m(...)

Wind energy: one of the biggest beneficiaries from the rise in the Public Service Obligation. Photograph: EPA/JENS BUETTNER

The Government is facing growing pressure to end a costly system of supports for the renewable energy industry that has drawn criticism from some majo(...)

The location of the new runway at Dublin Airport set to open in 2020. Photograph: DDA/PA Wire

Residents affected by Dublin Airport’s decision to proceed with a second runway are to seek guarantees on restrictions to the frequency and hours of f(...)

Works are carried out on a section of  gas line at Aughoose, Co Mayo. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Natural gas is flowing into the national supply grid from the Corrib gas field off Co Mayo for the first time since it was discovered in 1996. One of(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: “The next generation would not forgive us if this deal was not done.”  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said the Paris agreement on global climate change represented a “truly multilateral response to one of th(...)

Agriculture comprises an eighth of gross domestic product (GDP) in the State, but  emissions from the sector comprise a third of total emissions. The problem is methane emitted by ruminant animals. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

As a developed country with a quickly expanding economy, Ireland will experience significant repercussions during this century as a result of the Pari(...)

Louis Tomlinson tweeted: “We’re so so sorry for what happened tonight, it was out of our control ! Lots of love to Liam and thank you for being so understanding !” Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

There is good news for disappointed One Direction fans. Tuesday night’s cancelled concert is to be rescheduled for Friday night. Both Wednesday and T(...)

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