A man wearing a face  walks past a mural in Dublin on October 21st. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Ireland has moved to a second national lockdown under a so-called “soft” Level 5 restrictions strategy for six weeks from Thursday October 22nd until (...)

The EPA says waste collectors have a critical role in ensuring their customers segregate correctly and use the appropriate bin.

Ireland’s packaging recycling rates are going in the wrong direction, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said. Recycling rates for packag(...)

Ireland scores last on the environment index, 11th on the economy and 7th on the social index, resulting in an overall ranking of 10th. Photograph: iStock

Ireland ranks tenth out of 15 EU countries in this year’s sustainable progress index, commissioned by Social Justice Ireland. The index ranks countri(...)

Conor, Amy, Cian, Rory and Derbhail Cassidy,  Ireland’s only quintuplets, returned to celebrate their milestone 18th birthday at the Rotunda Hospital with the staff who spent several months caring for them following their birth in 2001. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Ireland’s only set of quintuplets have turned 18 years of age. In August 2001 they arrived into the world weighing between 1lb 6oz and 1lb 11oz. Aft(...)

Ireland will have to be turned ‘entirely on its head’ over the next decade to tackle climate change, the secretary general at the Department for Communications, Climate Action, and the Environment has said.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters.

Ireland will have to be turned “entirely on its head” over the next decade to tackle climate change, the secretary general at the Department for Commu(...)

Finland and Ireland led the Good Country Index of 153 countries

Ireland is ranked in second place in the Good Country Index. The Index of 153 countries measures what each contributes to the “common good of humani(...)

A new OECD report  says “a relatively large share of the Irish population” has attained tertiary, or third-level education. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Ireland has one of the highest completion rates of upper second-level education, according to the latest OECD report. Ireland has the third highest (...)