A circular economy aims to reduce waste by keeping products, components and materials in use for as long as possible, continually creating value. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

This summer marks a whole new departure for the VivaGreen Group. The Deansgrange business, which began in 1999, specialises in environmentally friendl(...)

Three of Thriftify’s founders, from left, Rahil Nazir, Rónán Ó Dálaigh and Timur Negru

Thriftify, an Irish start-up that allows charity shops to sell online and encourages ethical buying, has raised €500,000 to accelerate the rollout of (...)

Extinction Rebellion launches ‘Rebellion Week’ with a ‘climate walk’ in Dublin.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Extinction Rebellion Ireland is planning a series of unannounced “direct actions” aimed at disrupting day-to-day life this week. The first such actio(...)

Rahil Nazir, Rónán Ó Dálaigh and Timur Negru, co-founders of Thriftify: ‘We want to disrupt how and why people shop’

It was a trip to a charity shop that first sparked the idea for what has become Thriftify, an online shopping platform based around connecting chariti(...)