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The French government is expected to introduce a mandatory Covid-19 requirement for all hauliers carrying goods on direct ferry routes to produce a negative test result on their arrival. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

The Department of Transport is preparing contingency plans to carry out Covid-19 tests on lorry drivers heading to France on direct ferries in anticip(...)

Eamon Ryan said that the policy statement on prohibiting the importation of fracked gas is currently being developed by officials in his department. File photograph: Getty

The Green Party in Cork has welcomed confirmation that plans to import fracked gas into Ireland from the United States through the Port of Cork have b(...)

The new microgeneration support scheme will provide a route to market for citizens and communities which will allow them to generate their own renewable electricity, such as from solar panels on their roofs and sell it to the grid. Photograph: Construct Ireland

Thousands of individuals, farmers, businesses, sports organisations and community groups will be able to sell renewable electricity into the national(...)

Bleeper says it currently has more than 70,000 users. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Bleeper has raised close to €600,000 from investors as it prepares to roll out electric bikes and scooters on Irish roads. The bike rental operator h(...)

Rose Hynes

Former Shannon Group chairwoman Rose Hynes is taking the same role at the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) on an interim basis. Minister for Transport (...)

Cyclist on Strand Road, Sandymount: A two-way cycle route  is due to come into operation next month for a six-month trial. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The Sandymount coast would be without any cycling facilities until 2026 “at the earliest” if an alternative to Dublin City Council’s Strand Road cycle(...)

Cyclist on Strand Road, Sandymount: Dublin City Council says the proposed cycle path is exempt from requiring planning permission. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Residents of Sandymount in Dublin are urging An Bord Pleanála to intervene to halt the development of a two-way cycle path on Strand Road. The route,(...)

Over 80,000 registrants were locked out of their .eu accounts last week but Leave.EU wasn’t one of them

News that pro-Brexit campaign Leave.EU has relocated its offices to Waterford has, for the most part, been met with wry smiles. The hypocrisy of an o(...)

Embryonic Sphagnum-dominated vegetation developing on a Bord na Móna cutaway bog. Sphagnum-rich vegetation like this is a carbon sink for carbon dioxide and has potential to become more effective at absorbing this greenhouse gas from the atmosphere as it develops over time. Photograph courtesy of Bord na Móna.

“We used to be the pimple on the elephant,” says Mark McCorry, lead on the Bord na Móna (BnaM) ecology team. “Now we are the elephant. This is a massi(...)

All visitors from Britain and South Africa will have to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test to enter the State. File photograph: Getty

Visitors from Britain or South Africa from Saturday will face fines of €2,500 or six months’ imprisonment on prosecution if they fail to present a neg(...)

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