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Forthcoming legislation is expected to oblige water companies to monitor the levels of microplastics in drinking water. File photograph: iStock

The impact of plastic pollution in our oceans, on our coastlines, in our soils and ultimately in our food and water has become a hot topic for enviro(...)

Keep your heart healthy with these tips from the heart experts. Photograph: iStock

1 Dr Paddy Barrett Consultant cardiologist at Blackrock Clinic “Eighty per cent of early heart disease is preventable. Eighty per cent of the factors(...)

 Harrison Gardner and Erin McClure at work on an old house in Ennistymon. Photograph: Eamon Ward

The casting agent of Build Your Own, a new series set to air on RTÉ One television next year is looking for self-builders currently restoring an old p(...)

Students  take part in a ‘no idling’ campaign as part of Clean Air Week 2019

Dozens of schools are set to introduce “no idling” zones in the coming week as part of a campaign aimed at combating air pollution caused by cars left(...)

Two large surveying vessels, including the Celtic Explorer, bring scientists out to survey waters beyond 30 nautical miles off the Irish coastline. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

“If we don’t have the data, we can’t make sustainable management decisions,” says Thomas Fury from the Marine Institute. This is possibly the simplest(...)

The new children’s food pyramid. Illustration: Paul Scott/The Irish Times

On October 1st, the Department of Health and the Department of Children jointly launched the first healthy-eating guidelines specifically for children(...)

‘It’s important to communicate well with children and teenagers during this time of uncertainty.’

Our experience of living with uncertainty - caused by the global pandemic - can’t be solved by more information alone, according to a leading Irish me(...)

Eva Milka and Eoin Jenkinson of Gaelic Escargot, the snail farm and business they run in County Carlow. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

From hemp and medicinal herbs, a new generation of farmers are exploring new methods and new crops  Eva Milka first came to Ireland from Po(...)

English social geographer Danny Dorling says we are already experiencing a slowdown in terms of population, fertility and even GDP. Photograph:  Simone Padovani/ Awakening/Getty Images

You’d think that there couldn’t be a better time to write a book about the benefits of slowing down but the great irony of Danny Dorling’s new book, S(...)

 Clare Fehin, Speach and Language, Joe Keena, GP, Martina Nolan, Physiotherapist, Siobhan Harnett, GP Registrar, Premnath Margabandhu, Senior Physiotherapist, Phillip Sheeran Purcell, GP Lead, Catherine Whitty, Hub Clinical Coordinator, Oonagh Murphy Asst. Dir of Public Health Nursing, Geraldine Nolan, Public Health Nurse, Meadhbh Larkin, Speach and Language Therapist at the Wicklow Community Assessment Hub in Wicklow town.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Thomas, a healthcare worker in a Dublin long-stay hospital, tested positive for Covid-19 four weeks ago and stayed off work for two weeks. When he ret(...)

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