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British sustainability adviser Tony Juniper cited the use of the now-banned drug diclofenac, administered on buffalo and cattle in India, as an example of an untold negative impact on the environment. The drug’s use from 1993 to 2006 killed up to 99 per cent of the vulture population, which had been responsible for disposing of up to 12 million tonnes of the remains of dead animals annually.  File photograph: Zoological Society of London/PA Wire

Environmental science researchers need to create a “new narrative” to show that nature can nurture economic growth, British sustainability adviser Ton(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly at yesterday’s launch of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Ireland Trends Report 1998-2010 which was carried out by the Health Promotion Research Centre in NUI Galway. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The number of Irish teenagers and pre-teens who smoke has fallen significantly, according to a series of studies on the health behaviours of 10 to 17-(...)

A wind turbine base at Lettergunnet, Co Galway. Photograph: Ronan Browne

Mayo County Council has backed a demand by north Mayo residents for substantial “community gain” payments by the ESB and Bord na Móna if their planned(...)

The agony: John Lydon and his son John jnr, from Finny, watch the All-Ireland football final in The Larches pub in Finny, Co Mayo. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

In the shadow of Maamtrasna mountain, overlooking Lough Nafooey, murderous oaths were muttered as Dublin players put pressure on Mayo.It was just afte(...)

Mayo supporter John Dunne outside his home yeaterday at Hawthorn Place in Knocknacarra, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

It may be little known in Dublin, but is well-known in the west: Galway is the unofficial capital of Mayo. For decades Eyre Square has been first stop(...)

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Medtronics’ Gerry Kilcommins in Galway.  Photograph: Andrew Downes

EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has described the EU’s preliminary investigation into Ireland’s tax regime (...)

Medtronic: The centre is equipped with digital communication technology for “global networking”, along with three-dimensional printing for new ideas and space for training and education.

A €7.7 million brainstorming centre to devise new treatments for cardiovascular and cardiac rhythm disease is due to be opened by EU Commissioner for (...)

Andrew Lovern  and Brid McCarty in the Team Theatre Company production of  Mirad, a Boy from Bosnia. Photograph: Frank Miller
Chalk Talk

A blow for arts education Team Theatre Educational Company has exited stage left. The innovative company emerged from under the wing of the Abbey Thea(...)

Newcastle University researchers have demonstrated that sewage treatment plants have the power to run themselves while producing renewable energy.

Scientists have built a hydrogen fuel cell powered by sewage. The cell, the first of its kind, was used to transform sewage into useful hydrogen gas u(...)

Blob Fish was voted the world’s ugliest creature.

It may be no oil painting but that is precisely the reason the blobfish, a ball of slime that lives at the bottom of the ocean, has been crowned the w(...)

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