Irish Water: the obvious solution to funding shortfalls is metering but this is unlikely to happen for quite some time

The Environmental Protection Agency’s assessment of the Irish water system last week found that 1.1 million people in the State are served by treatmen(...)

Irish Water’s hosepipe ban will be lifted later today. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish Water will later today lift the hosepipe ban put in place during recent drought conditions following heavy rainfall and improving ground water c(...)

Having almost a million electric vehicles on Irish roads by 2030 “will help achieve a projected decrease in emissions from the sector of 38 per cent over the period to 2030”, the EPA said. Photograph: David Parry/PA Wire

“Full and early implementation” of the 2019 climate action plan is needed if greenhouse gas reduction targets of 3 per cent per year up to 2030 are to(...)

Irish Water introduced a nationwide hosepipe ban flast month to combat the effects of widespread drought on the country’s water supply. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish Water is reviewing the need for a water conservation order, also known as a hosepipe ban, due to the heavy rainfall and improving groundwater co(...)

The Cabinet comes with many changes to departments and these may alter the traditional roles of secretary-generals. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

At last we have a government and progress in many areas, which had stalled, can restart. The detailed programme for government involves many planned i(...)

Animal manures produce about 99 per cent of ammonia emissions in agriculture. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish agriculture must immediately address a growing ammonia emissions problem, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned in its latest ana(...)

Dr David Styles’s modelling of different possibilities sees Irish beef’s ranking rise as high as third or fall as low as 11th. Equally, Irish dairy can rise to first or fall to 11th.

Published in 2010, using data from 2004, one of the most cited pieces of beef and dairy research is now well over a decade old. According to Bord Bia,(...)

Dublin during a normal rush hour. Each week the school run requires Irish parents to drive 7 million km. Photograph: Getty Images

Lower levels of traffic on roads, as a result of Covid-19 restrictions, have led to a halving of emissions of the pollutant nitrogen dioxide in Irelan(...)

First minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon attends the opening of The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre located in Aberdeen Bay on September 7th, 2018 off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Imagine a person who can only lose weight, not by going on a diet, but by accidentally running out of food. It is a grim fact that Ireland’s only real(...)

Depending on which group of experts you refer to for your calculations, 30 minutes of Netflix amounts to driving between .5 and 4 miles in terms of CO2 emissions. Photograph: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg

If someone told me a month ago that the name on everybody’s lips is going to be Joe Exotic, I would have been understandably confused. But it’s true: (...)

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