Patrick Kenny

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Wayne Hurst of Hurst Heating and Plumbing Supplies in Castlebar, with some of the wood-burning stoves which have been selling well following the bituminous coal ban. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Six months after the burning of smoky coal was banned by the State in Castlebar, the Mayo town is showing slight, but encouraging signs of an improvem(...)

Initial studies of the impact of the coronavirus restrictions in March to May of 2020 indicate levels of NO2 dropped dramatically, especially in urban areas. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s biggest source of air pollution is the burning of solid fuel in residential properties, and this is also the main contributor to an estimate(...)

Fr Willie Doyle: was often to be found beyond the front line comforting those who they faced death or dragging them to safety if they could be saved

“If one of two has to suffer, why shouldn’t you be the one?” Hard words perhaps. But surely our families and our communities would be transformed if e(...)

Overall BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year 2017 Shane Curran from Terenure College. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The following projects at the 2016 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition have been described as highly commended. Biological and Ecological J(...)

Studies clearly show that exposure to alcohol marketing by young people is associated with drinking initiation and with increased consumption amongst those who already drink. Photograph: Jim Varney/Science Photo Library

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill is a welcome development and is the first attempt to place restrictions on children’s exposure to alcohol marketing o(...)

On foot of the research, Alcohol Action Ireland is calling for legislation to regulate the sector.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The majority of Irish children are regularly exposed to alcohol advertising and marketing by drinks companies, a new study has found. Alcohol Actio(...)

 CCPC chairwoman Isolde Goggin said cartels result in higher prices, poorer quality and less choice for consumers. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Illegal deals to rig bids for both public and private contracts are on the rise, according to the State’s competition watchdog, which is extending an(...)

The EPA has warned about the levels of nitrogen dioxide in the air in Irish cities which is mainly produced by engines and power plants. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Ireland falls below strict World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on air pollution for four potentially harmful emissions.As a report revealed 12 (...)