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The report examined efforts by member states to reduce emissions from three key sources: livestock, chemical fertilisers and manure, and land use.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ireland is one of just three EU member states to record an increase in greenhouse gas emissions from livestock over the past seven years and is one of(...)

Toto toilet in situ: is it the business?

Lockdown may have lifted, but for those who never want to revisit a time when toilet paper became more valuable than gold, you can now pandemic-proof (...)

A rush to quickly spend a €5 billion European Union fund aimed to counteract the economic impact of Brexit may sacrifice quality for speed, and Ireland could end up having to pay some money back, the European Court of Auditors has warned.

A rush to quickly spend a €5 billion European Union fund aimed to counteract the economic impact of Brexit may sacrifice quality for speed, and Irelan(...)

Aryzta has been struggling to turn itself around after a disastrous acquisition spree in the wake of the financial crash.

Takeover target Aryzta has announced the departure of another senior executive from the company. Gregory Sklikas, chief executive Europe, will leave w(...)

An Aryzta meeting in Duebendorf, Switzerland, 2018. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

US investment firm Elliott has provided further details of its latest bid to acquire Swiss-Irish food group Aryzta while denying it was trying to get (...)

Mistakes are ‘pervasive’ in the allocation of EU cash to projects across the bloc. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Mistakes are “pervasive” in the allocation of European Union cash to projects across the bloc, the European Court of Auditors has warned following a r(...)

South Dublin County Council relies on rates for approximately 52% of its income – some €132m a year.

As soon as the first wave of coronavirus restrictions hit back in mid-March there was an immediate clamour from businesses facing closure for a morato(...)

Darragh O’Brien should easily hold his seat and is likely to top the poll again as he did in the 2016 general election. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin Fingal (five seats) Current: 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 Lab, 1 SF, 1 GP Voters in Dublin Fingal only went to the polls on November 29th, 2019, in the byel(...)

Most people associate fasting with weight loss, but the benefits go far beyond, says nutritionist Maev Creaven. Photograph: Getty Images/IStock

It’s the latest hot topic. It seems every other person is doing some form of fasting these days. All sorts of acronyms get bandied about – there’s the(...)

The protection of the single market and the guaranteeing of animal-food health standards are simply too important to be left to the fantasies of a state that has dodgy form on customs. Photograph: Jorge Guerrero/Getty

It’s all about trust. Quite apart from their deleterious effect on the all-Ireland economy, member states simply do not trust the UK’s “customs-light”(...)

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