Ireland has been referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union for persistent failure to designate special areas of conservation (SACs). It h(...)

Ireland has been referred to the European Court of Justice over its persistent failure to designate special areas of conservation. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Ireland has been referred to the European Court of Justice over its persistent failure to designate special areas of conservation (SACs), more than f(...)

Green Party members Malcolm Noonan,  Eamon Ryan and Roderick O’Gorman  at Leinster House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government’s decision to move responsibility for nature and biodiversity to the Department of Housing has been strongly objected to by a broad ran(...)

Ivan Yates  suffuses a discussion on Irritable Bowel Syndrome with a disarming sense of humour. Photograph: Newstalk

The news that Ivan Yates is planning to retire from broadcasting later this year may come as a blow to his fans – and a fillip to his rivals – but per(...)

Coastwatch director Karin Dubsky with guest speakers Sophie Mjati, of France Nature Environnement, Marc-Philip Buckhout, Seas at Risk policy officer, and  Tatiana Luján, of Client Earth, attending the conference at Trinity College. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has designated just 2.3 per cent of its vast marine area for special protection, and yet most of its important sea habitats are “in inadequate(...)

Kerry’s Jack Savage was in fine scoring form for IT Tralee on Sunday. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Ulster University (UUJ) overcame IT Tralee on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-8 in their opening game of the 2019 Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup, played out i(...)

Ger Egan scored six points for Westmeath in the O’Byrne Cup victory over Kildare. Photograph:   Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Westmeath 1-13 Kildare 1-7 A fine second-half performance against a Kildare side reduced to 14 players was the key to Westmeath’s surprise victory in(...)

Pictured at the launch of Coalition 2030’s report on the Sustainable Development Goals  was Dr Susan Murphy, Assistant Professor in Development Practice, TCD.  Photograph: Photocall Ireland

There is “a concerning lack of progress” in ensuring sustainable development is at the heart of Government policy, according to a report by Coalition (...)

 Paul Cribbin  during a Collingwood AFL training session  in Melbourne, Australia, in 2012: he was  approached by AFL scouts at the end of the Hogan Cup final in 2009. Photograph:  Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

They would have been a lot to go without. Kevin Feely, Paddy Brophy, Daniel Flynn and Paul Cribbin. It wouldn’t have taken much, either. If the wind h(...)

Alan Smith goes past Brian O’Driscoll during Kildare’s victory over Cork in the final round of the football qualifiers. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

“You weren’t expecting that, were yiz?” Alan Smith said to those gathered outside the Kildare changing room on Saturday night. Not many saw it coming(...)

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