Stewart Duncan

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A ban on smoky coal was first introduced in Dublin in 1990, and has been adopted by many towns and cities across the country. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish citizens’ lives are being endangered by Government inaction on smoky coal and must be put ahead of “vested commercial interests”, a group of sci(...)

In Ireland 32 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions  come from agriculture. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Irish farmers feel like they are being blamed for climate change but they will rise to the challenges of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a research(...)

Nos 86-89 Upper Leeson Street, which were threatened with demolition in the late 1960s. Photograph: Andy Sheridan

It was the tumbling of perfectly fine Victorian villas on Burlington Road in the late 1960s, to make way for office blocks, that spurred Carmencita He(...)

Plastic detritus is to be found in our parks and natural spaces. By 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish.

Environmentalist Duncan Stewart remembers when he encountered plastic for the first time. “My father brought it home to us when I was about seven, tel(...)

Darina Allen: “Let’s stop treating soil like dirt”.

Stop treating our soil like dirt is the message behind a campaign being supported by Darina Allen of the Ballymaloe Cookery School, TV presenter and e(...)

 Haydn Porteous of South Africa with his caddie after finishing his round on at the Tshwane Open at Pretoria Country Club. Photograph: Getty Images

South Africa’s Haydn Porteous believes he has emerged from “a dark place” after claiming a share of the lead after the opening round of the Tshwane Op(...)

 Brett Rumford of Australia plays his second shot during round three at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia’s Brett Rumford led the qualifiers into the match play stages of the inaugural ISPS Handa World Super Six as the experimental format deliver(...)

Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry during the third day of the World Cup of Golf on the Kingston Heath course in Melbourne. Photograph: Getty Images

Denmark remained on course for a first ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf title as Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen extended their lead to four shots on (...)

Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen roared to the top of the leaderboard in Malbourne after shooting 60 in the fourballs. Photograph: Afp/William West

Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell picked up three shots on the second day of the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, but the Friday fourballs belonged to De(...)

Donie Anderson herds sheep in Glenasmole, close to the 4,900 acres for sale by Nama . The price is expected to be €1-€2.5 million. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A decision is expected in the coming days over a proposal for the State to buy almost 5,000 acres in the Dublin mountains, currently for sale by the (...)

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