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Conor Ryan and Sam Corcoran play football on Portmarnock beach, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

This bank holiday Monday is expected to be the hottest day of the year so far with a maximum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius forecast for Connacht a(...)

Paddlers and swimmers take to the water at Seapoint in Dublin during the fine weather. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gardaí were forced to disperse crowds at a number of beauty spots over the weekend as large numbers gathered in coastal areas to enjoyed the sunshine.(...)

Firefighters are tackling a blaze just 500 metres away from an explosives factory. Photograph: Maria Khlystunova/via AP

Firefighters are tackling a blaze just 500 metres away from an explosives factory in Co Kildare. Units from Kildare County Council fire services and (...)

Coillte harvests and sells timber and, through its Medite Smartply subsidiary, wood building products

Given that few of us have left home for almost three months, we could be forgiven for forgetting that the UK has left the the EU this year. Despite it(...)

Brexit means Coillte  faces ongoing uncertainty. If the UK ends the current transition period with no trade deal with the EU, timber could be hit with 6%  tariffs

Covid-19 and falling timber prices will hit State forestry company Coillte’s performance this year, according to its chief executive Imelda Hurley. (...)

The National Parks and Wildlife Service  said the drones ‘will help us establish outbreaks and keep wild fires from spreading’. File photograph: Getty

Drones are to be used by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Coillte to combat forest and wild fires at “hot spots” in Dublin, Wicklow (...)

It took five fire crews and a helicopter two days to put out the fire in a forest at Dun Mountain in Aughnasheelin near Ballinamore.  Photograph:   Chris Shield/Coillte Fire Fighting Team

Five hundred acres of forest in Co Leitrim have been destroyed in a fire that Coillte believe was the result of arson. It took five fire crews and a (...)

Pictured in March at the original launch of The Irish Times Business Awards 2020, in association with KPMG, were Séamus Hand, Managing Partner KPMG, Liam Kavanagh, The Irish Times Managing Director, and Breege O’Donoghue, winner of the Distinguished Leader in Business award in 2019. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The Irish Times Business Awards, in association with KPMG, will now be held in early September in the Mansion House in Dublin. The third annual award(...)

Seamus Hand, managing partner of KPMG; Liam Kavanagh, managing director of The Irish Times; and Breege O’Donoghue, who last year won the Top 1000 Distinguished Leader in Business award. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The Irish Times Business awards 2020 will be held on Wednesday, May 13th, in the Mansion House, Dublin. This year will mark the third year of the Busi(...)

Wind-blown sheep. Illustration: Michael Viney

Looking out at blackface ewes caught in the squalls, tails to the wind, hailstones sequinned on their fleeces, it has been hard to grudge them their s(...)

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