The State could face European Union fines of more than €450 million in 2020 for missing legally binding targets on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, (...)

Healthy balance: Our gut flora, with its tens of trillions of micro-organisms, is the final interior, if not frontier, given the new links to many aspects of health. Photograph: Getty

Space may be the final frontier but back on Earth the human body is still yielding up secrets, some of which may help us to get more balance into our (...)

Ireland and Luxembourg are the only two EU countries projected to miss both their emissions and renewable energy targets in 2020

The fines hanging over Ireland for missing its EU climate targets in 2020 are likely to be significantly lower than previously thought. According to (...)

Swords coach Dave Baker said the Templeogue test “promises to be a great match up”. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s another action-packed weekend in the Basketball Ireland Super Leagues with some very big games in store in both the men’s and women’s divisions. (...)

Fomer garda John O’Halloran who appeared in Cork Circuit Criminal Court  on corruption and fraud charges. Photograph: Provision

A former member of An Garda Síochána has been remanded for sentence on corruption and other charges after his legal team confirmed he has now resigned(...)

John Cryan and Ted Dinan: their research has shown that people who are clinically depressed have less diversity in the microbiota in their gut.

Two UCC scientists who discovered a link between mood and bacteria in the gut are planning to develop a new “psychobiotic” to treat depression. Profe(...)

‘One in four children on the island of Ireland are overweight or obese’. Photograph: iStock

It is estimated that more that 85,000 children will die prematurely due to of childhood obesity and overweight, new research shows. The Safefood Irel(...)

Gillian Duffy and her sons, Joshua (11) and William (17), at home in Ballindangan, Mitchelstown, Co Cork. She   says she is worried a review of the SNA scheme could downgrade children’s entitlement to support. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Joshua Duffy is a ordinary 11-year-old school boy. He is obsessed with playing Mario Kart, loves YouTube and would happily devour countless episodes (...)

Griffith College Swords Thunder’s Isaac Westbrook’s performance against UCD Marian helped his side cause an upset. Photograph: Inpho/Tommy Dickson

This week’s men’s Super League top of the table clash at the ALSAA saw Griffith College Swords Thunder cause an upset against UCD Marian, running out (...)

Eimear Noonan (21) died after she fell while out for a jog in the southeast French town of Annonay earlier this month

An Irish teacher who died in France this month was “a gift taken too soon” mourners were told on Sunday. At Eimear Noonan’s funeral Mass on Sunday in(...)

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