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Harold Kingston farming in Courtmacsherry, Cork: Irish farmers are playing a leading role   in addressing the climate challenge. Photograph: Donal O’Leary

Global methane emissions arising from agriculture are considerably larger than previously estimated, a US study on carbon emissions generated by lives(...)

The River Shannon at Athlone: With only half of all Irish rivers and lakes deemed to be in a healthy state, environmental groups have called for a more robust approach to stopping water pollution and to preventing deterioration in pristine waters.

With only half of all Irish rivers and lakes deemed to be in a healthy state, environmental groups have called for a more robust approach to stopping (...)

Lough Derg: Irish Water plans to build a 170km long pipe from Parteen basin on the river Shannon to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Offaly farmer James Casey is worried the proposed 170km pipeline to bring water from the river Shannon to Dublin could put him out of business. Cas(...)

An Irish Water pipeline is to be laid underneath lands belonging to local dairy farmers. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish Water’s final proposed route for its €1.2 billion Shannon to Dublin water pipe will affect over 500 landowners, many of them farmers. The 170km(...)

Peta: ‘By adopting meat-free eating habits, developed nations will save millions of animals’ lives and help the environment.’

Animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) has sent former president Mary Robinson a bouquet for suggesting people (...)

Calls by former president Mary Robinson for people to give up meat in the interests of climate justice have been criticised by farmers.  File photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Calls by former president Mary Robinson for people to give up meat in the interests of climate justice have been greeted with anger, even derision. (...)

Eir said it could  cover 300,000 of the affected properties. That undermined the plan put forward by Minister for Communications Alex White. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Doing business in certain parts of the State is almost impossible, so poor are the lines of communication. That has been the driving force behind an a(...)

The fire at  the ESB substation in Inchicore, Dublin,  on Sunday night. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

SORCHA POLLAK ESB Networks has said people are taking “their lives into their own hands” in their attempts to steal copper wire from locations such a(...)

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