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Dublin Array: Likely view from Dún Laoghaire towards Sandycove and out towards the Kish Bank.

The developers of a large offshore wind farm costing €1.5 billion, proposed for outer Dublin Bay and stretching south beyond Bray Head, have taken the(...)

The legislation will change the way appeals lodged against felling licences are handled and allow the Forestry Appeals Committee to increase in size and to hear more than one appeal at a time. Photograph: iStock

The Cabinet has approved a series of forestry sector reforms aimed at reducing a logjam in the processing of appeals of tree felling licence applicati(...)

 Facebook said it would work to reduce emissions through efficient designs, supplier engagement and carbon-removal technology including nature-based solutions. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Social media giant Facebook has committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 in all its operations, including data centres that are intens(...)

An electron microscope image of Sars-CoV-2 (round blue objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. Photograph: National Institutes of Health/AFP via Getty Images

US biopharma company Regeneron, which employs more than 1,000 people in Limerick, has been awarded $450 million by the US government to develop a Covi(...)

An Irish forklift company have developed a new device called the Combi-Ventilate, to help ease ICU ventilator shortages during the coronavirus crisis. Screenshot: Combi-Ventilate

An Irish forklift manufacturer based in Monaghan has applied expertise in engineering and software design to develop a new “ventilator splitter” that (...)

Prof Neville Hogan has been awarded the 2020 Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) St Patrick’s Day Science Medal, one of the country’s most prestigious scientific honours.

An Irish pioneer of robotics used in healthcare, Prof Neville Hogan, has been awarded the 2020 Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) St Patrick’s Day Scien(...)

The Hydrolight testing water for E.coli bacteria in Crosshaven, Co Cork

A sensor system that can for the first time detect E.coli bacteria in contaminated water and enable remote monitoring of supplies has been developed b(...)

The European Investment Bank announcement it is to end funding for fossil fuel energy projects

The European Investment Bank announcement it is to end funding for fossil fuel energy projects, a move expected to support Europe’s plans to become th(...)

Shannonbridge power station. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A group of senior Government ministers is to visit the midlands on Monday to meet people affected by last week’s decision by the ESB to close two peat(...)

Eager to get going: Michael Quirk (left) at his farm near Cloyne, Co Cork, Joseph Hennessy from Enniscorthy and  IFA renewables committee chairman Tom Short. Photograph: Kevin O’Sullivan

Four pioneering farmers have cleared a series of planning and other hurdles to establish solar farms on their land. But delays in the introduction of (...)

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