Clare County Council said it disagreed with Irish Business Against Litter’s finding that Doolin pier was a “litter black spot”. Photograph: Frank Miller

Tourism body Fáilte Ireland is to evaluate parts of the Wild Atlantic Way in light of litter at “pinch points” along the route which runs along the we(...)

The plan involves building a 38,000-tonne rock barrier to protect three holes at Doonbeg golf course. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An environmentalist’s High Court challenge against planning permission granted to build a sea wall at Donald Trump’s golf club at Doonbeg in Co Clare (...)

The Supreme Court has overturned planning permission for a Co Clare wind farm. File photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images.

The Supreme Court has overturned planning permission for a Co Clare wind farm due to An Bord Pleanála’s failure to make “complete, definitive and prec(...)

Dr Des Fitzgerald, president of University of Limerick, says his priority has been to deal with damaging revelations involving the college. Photograph: Alan Place

The walls of the University of Limerick (UL) president’s office are plastered with Post-It notes, maps, flow charts and lists of faculty members. Dr (...)

The beach is located a short distance from Doonbeg Golf Course, which is owned by the US President Donald Trump. File photograph: The Irish Times

Bathing restrictions at Whitestrand Doonbeg beach in Co Clare over high levels of E.coli bacteria have been lifted. On Wednesday people were warned (...)

The goats generated international headlines with one UK paper reporting that the goats were terrorising the town. Photograph: Getty

A 61-year old farmer from the Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth has come to the rescue of the herd of wild goats that have been roaming free and upsetting (...)

New figures released by Clare County Council (Ennis HQ above) in response to a Freedom of Information request show  the local authority has spent €13,099 on a 7m “bespoke” table featuring the council coat of arms, and €17,994 on  chairs. FIle photograph: Google Street View

A €51,562 spend by a local authority on revamping its main meeting room – including an outlay of €31,093 on a “bespoke” table and 22 chairs – has been(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks to the media outside St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Opposition politicians have criticised Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for showing poor judgment in passing on Donald Trump’s concerns about a proposed wind fa(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar walks down a street in the Hell’s Kitchen district of New York, the latest stop on his visit to the US.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fáilte Ireland raised concerns about a wind farm opposed by Donald Trump six months after the then minister for tourism Leo Varadkar passed on the bil(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is greeted by US vice-president Mike Pence and wife Karen at a breakfast event in Washington. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gate fever had broken out by the time the Tour de Taoiseach hit New York. This was nothing to do with the end being in sight for the travelling part(...)

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