Laura Burke

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Ireland’s agricultural emissions are ‘uniquely high’ in Europe, a conference on climate change has heard. File photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Ireland’s agricultural emissions are “uniquely high” in Europe, while the State is one of the largest contributors to emissions from agriculture in th(...)

Now rated as the warmest year on record, 2016 was the best of times and the worst of times for our environment, both locally and globally. By far the (...)

Dereje Debele Tulu from Ethiopia crosses the line to win the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2016. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

When Dereje Debele Tulu won this year’s Dublin Marathon he ran through streets with an air quality superior to that of the 1980 inaugural race. In fa(...)

Solid fuels such as coal and turf for domestic heating remains the main cause of poor air quality in rural towns and villages, especially those not on the national gas grid. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A near-doubling of the number of cars on Ireland’s roads and the continued burning of solid fuels are the key drivers causing poor air quality in Irel(...)

Micheál O’Dwyer  and Laura Burke of the Environmental Protection Agency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost €2 million will be made available to Irish researchers to study innovative ways to sustain the environment, the Environmental Protection Agency(...)

Natural order: new borders cannot stop the Foyle from flowing from Donegal to Derry via Tyrone. Photograph courtesy of the European Space Agency

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, but new borders cannot stop swallows migrating from Africa to Malin Head, via Land’s End and Strabane, (...)

The national herd is expected to increase substantially by 2020, which many groups say will impact negatively on Ireland’s climate obligations. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Renewed doubt has been cast over Ireland’s ability to meet EU greenhouse gas targets for 2020 with emissions across the transport and agriculture sect(...)

EPA director general  Laura Burke:    “We must implement appropriate measures across all of society and the economy to break the link between prosperity and pollution.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A very mild winter was a significant factor in the slight decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in 2014, according to figures from the Environmental P(...)

At the recent launch of the Irish Soils Information System were (from left): Dr Rachel Creamer, Teagasc project man- ager; Prof Gerry Boyle, Teagasc director; Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin and Laura Burke, EPA director general. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Teagasc and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have come together to launch the new Irish Soil Information System. In what has been described a(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said a mandatory wage-setting body should set pay and working conditions in the waste industry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Domestic water meters are now being installed at a rate of one every 30 seconds, with more than 400,000 already in place, Minister for Environment Ala(...)

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