Cork landlord Fachtna O’Reilly.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

A landlord has welcomed a High Court order quashing a ruling by a district court judge which held him responsible for noise pollution emanating from s(...)

Aughinish Alumina: An Bord Pleanála has ruled that a proposed extension of an extraction facility at Europe’s largest alumina plant can be considered a strategic infrastructure development.

Aughinish Alumina has secured approval for its plans for an extension of its large plant near Foynes, Co Limerick to be considered under the fast-trac(...)

‘People have been dragging out radios that have been lying in the barn for the past 40 years,’ says Vincent Macklin who began  offering radio repair services during lockdown. Photograph: Courtesy Vincent Macklin

Vincent Macklin has put The Chieftains, The Strypes and Paul Brady in the limelight during more than three decades running a stage sound and lighting (...)

IFA president Tim Cullinan said programmes like Smart Farming that work with farmers to deliver change at farm level had never been so important. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Farmers who participated in the Smart Farming initiative in 2020 identified average greenhouse gas emission reductions of 9 per cent and cost savings (...)

Mystery blue balls washed up on Dollymount Strand, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Bolger

The discovery of mysterious blue balls washed up along Dublin’s coastline has prompted questions over where they came from and whether they pose any t(...)

We focus on 16 transformative ideas with the potential to enhance Irish society – so that when we go back, we also move forward. Photograph: Getty

Experts from various fields offer 16 transformative ideas that have the potential to enhance society in a post-pandemic ireland The Covid-19 pan(...)

Isaac Jackman runs a shoe repair shop on Dublin’s 41 Charlemont Street, what’s keeping him going is a spike in trekking and outdoor shoewear repairs. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A surge in the number of people getting walking shoes and sports trainers repaired as hundreds of thousands get out for the evening walk during lockdo(...)

David Weitbrecht, founder of Returnr Ireland. ‘Given the right environment and choice, people tend to act positively,’ he says

Sustainability is not just about replacing non-environmentally friendly products with something greener. It’s also about changing behaviours and attit(...)

Pictured at one of e-denderry’s monitored bins is Paul Delaney, sales director of Cellnex Ireland; and Catriona Hilliard, broadband/digital officer with Offaly County Council.

Sensors and monitoring devices to enhance parking, litter collection, air quality and building management have been deployed in Edenderry, Co Offaly, (...)

“As nature is pushed to the fringes of our built-up world, it is these small pockets of wild resistance that can help.”

The tail-end of winter is frustrating, writes Dara McAnulty in his wonderful Diary of a Young Naturalist. “All this waiting to travel through a portal(...)

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