Ireland ranked worst in Europe for tackling climate action for second year in a row
IRELAND has been ranked the worst country in Europe on taking action to tackle climate change for the second year in a row.
IRELAND has been ranked the worst country in Europe on taking action to tackle climate change for the second year in a row.
The removal of upper height limits will play a role in boosting housing output, but the measure is not - as Tom Phillips says - the final piece in the jigsaw.
Limits on the height of buildings have been abolished in all cities and large towns in a radical redrawing of our planning laws.
Restrictions on maximum building heights in towns and cities have been lifted.
The Department of the Taoiseach is among more than 90 public bodies and government departments not on track to meet a 2020 energy efficiency target.
Tackling climate change will save up to one million lives a year by 2050 by reducing air pollution, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.
ACADEMICS and the public will be able to access satellite data in near real time allowing them to examine the growth of urban areas, assess water quality and look at agricultural practices.
TACKLING climate change will save up to one million lives a year by 2050 through reductions in air pollution, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.
Greenhouse gas emissions fell by less than 1pc last year due to warmer weather, less fuel tourism with Northern Ireland and increased output of renewable energy.
Government departments and agencies have missed deadlines to analyse and develop almost half of all actions needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The gaping chasm opening up between the haves and have-nots in Irish society is exposed in a...
More than 40pc of groundwater sources that provide drinking water for two million people are contaminated with the dangerous bug E.coli,...
More than 40pc of groundwater sources that provide drinking water for two million people are contaminated with the dangerous bug E.coli, found in human and animal faeces.
The €77m allocated to seven flagship climate projects will reduce emissions by 200,000 tonnes a year. This represents a cut of 0.33pc, and is...
The owners of a luxury apartment complex - where homes will cost up to €3,300 per month to rent - have insisted no damage has been caused to the...
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to fund development of social housing, which will be leased to local authorities for up to 30 years.
A meeting between former communications minister Denis Naughten and bidder David McCourt may have breached procurement rules, but only "in the strictest sense".
THE Government needs to target Big Oil and tax profits on fossil fuel companies before any attempt is made to hike the carbon tax, People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith has said.
Support for wind farms is growing, an industry-funded survey of more than 1,000 people says.
Upgrading the national housing stock to make it more energy-efficient and help drive down emissions will cost up to €50bn, Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton has revealed.
The owners of almost 900 apartments found to pose a fire safety risk have dropped plans to pursue legal action against the developer.
Achieving consensus is difficult, never more so than when dealing with almost 200 different parties, all with different priorities.
To be clear: Nama is doing nothing wrong by selling properties to investors and for building homes which cost in excess of what many people can afford.
Almost one in five homes built using Nama funding has been sold to corporate investors - including property investment funds and private equity firms.
The 'Trump effect' is harming the planet as more countries signal they will not be taking action on climate change.
Hybrid trains and the roll-out of fast chargers for electric cars are among the flagship projects to be delivered using a €77m award from the Climate Action Fund.
A LUXURY apartment complex where homes will cost up to €3,300 per month to rent has suffered water damage following an internal leak.
DISTRICT heating systems for Dublin, hybrid trains, an electric car charging network and more efficient public lighting are among the flagship projects awarded €77m this morning in the first round of funding under the Climate Action Fund.
Greenhouse gas emissions from power generation, transport, agriculture and industry have risen for the first time in four years.
POOR air quality arising from burning wood, coal and peat on open fires is responsible for an estimated 1,100 premature deaths every year, according to a new report.
It's not the job of the IDA to tell the story of the Irish housing crisis, but State agencies should at least provide an accurate reflection of what's going on in our highly dysfunctional market.
Housing developments of 101 to 200 homes are taking almost seven months to get through the planning process - more than twice the time for much larger schemes.
Ireland and Malta will be the only two EU countries forced to buy their way out of their 2020 climate change obligations.
Our collective failure to act on climate change is coming home to roost.
Levels of dangerous greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, the UN's World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has revealed.
Leatherback turtles, beluga whales normally found in the Arctic, and white-tailed tropicbirds have all been recorded off the Irish coastline in what is among the biggest-ever nature surveys globally.
Caps on the maximum height of buildings in towns and cities will be lifted by the end of the month.
The State faces paying a €100m bill in just over two years' time for failing to meet legally binding climate change targets.
The carbon tax hikes which could be needed to avoid EU fines for missing our climate targets are jaw-dropping.
Two-thirds of people renting their home struggle to meet their monthly payments and are increasingly locked out of home ownership, a startling new survey shows.
Households face annual carbon tax bills of at least €3,000 unless the Government introduces a raft of measures to reduce emissions and tackle climate change.
Some drinking water supplies serving crèches, nursing homes and hotels are not routinely monitored and could pose a risk to public health.
FAMILIES face a minimum 15-fold hike in the carbon tax unless the Government introduces new policies to reduce emissions and tackle climate change.
More than 250,000 couples are competing to buy a handful of first-time buyer homes coming on to the Dublin market due to the lack of supply.
Homeowners forced to surrender part of their gardens to allow the development of high-capacity bus and cycle routes will receive average compensation payments of €25,000 each.
It's the households at risk of losing their gardens that might be expected to shout loudest in opposition to the Bus Connects plan.
More than 340 homeowners who face losing a portion of their gardens are in line for an average compensation payment of €25,000 each.
EIRGRID wants to build an offshore grid to accommodate a significant boost in renewable power generation.
Almost 350 homes stand to lose part of their gardens under a €2bn revamp of Dublin's bus network, which will also see the removal of more than 500 trees.
Fewer than 20 local authority loans aimed at helping first-time buyers get on the property ladder were drawn down in the cities during the first half of this year.
Most people like where they live. They enjoy their home, and generally get on with their neighbours.
Ireland risks losing inward investment from the tech sector unless it ramps-up ambition in tackling climate change.
High housing costs in the capital may be limiting the ability of companies to attract workers, a report from the four Dublin local authorities says.
Scientists have discovered a "very rare" shark nursery more than 300km off the west coast.
IRISH Rail plans to introduce more than 70 additional services every day on busy commuters routes into the capital.
European leaders will have serious reservations about the deal on offer to the United Kingdom, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned.
MARINE scientists have discovered a “very rare” shark nursery, 320km off the west coast.
WORKERS in traditionally-polluting industries such as turf production cannot be "abandoned" in the transition to a low-carbon future.
Dublin will become the European base of a UN fund aimed at financing the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Carbon taxes will have to rise to encourage a shift away from fossil fuels, the new Minister for Climate Action, Richard Bruton, has said.
Pat Kenny has banded with his neighbours to oppose plans to build 26 homes in south Dublin.
Carbon taxes will have to rise to encourage a shift away from fossil fuels, Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton said today.
It will stick in the craw to those on middle incomes that Nama developers who would be bankrupt but for the State are enjoying six-figure salaries as they 'work out' their loans.
Na Fianna GAA club will lose a station but will not be forced to surrender playing pitches for up to six years to accommodate construction of the €3bn MetroLink system.
Almost 130 sex offences and 34 homicides have been committed since 2013 while suspects were on bail, new figures show.
It seems astonishing that it is only last month that the Government bit the bullet and admitted that it needed to begin providing affordable homes.
The State is hoarding land which could be used to provide tens of thousands of family homes in the midst of the worst housing crisis in our history.
The Government's failure to take action on climate change is a "breach" of the State's human rights obligations, the UN special rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment has claimed.
THE Government’s failure to take action on climate change is a “breach” of the State’s human rights obligations, the UN special rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment has said.
There will be no space for additional passengers to travel on peak train services around Dublin in less than three years unless dozens of additional carriages are in service.
Irish Rail has experienced a remarkable turnaround in its fortunes. Passenger numbers are growing and its finances are stabilising.
A ‘urban curtain’ will be wrapped around Dublin Castle’s Printworks building to capture carbon emissions from the city generated during a major climate summit.
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said she is disappointed with the outcome of the election but does not regret running a candidate.
An agricultural college which self-generates electricity and heating using an on-site wind turbine, solar panels and a biomass boiler has won the top prize at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) awards.
Data from website AirDNA, which analyses usage of Airbnb, shows that lucrative returns can be made from renting on the short-term letting platform.
LANDLORDS who rent out their properties on Airbnb face being hit with extra water, insurance and commercial rates bills from summer.
It seems manifestly unfair that single people are living in four and five-bedroom homes as the State struggles to resolve a housing crisis.
Midlands communities have been dealt a devastating blow after Bord na Móna announced 430 job losses as it winds down its peat business.
More than 12,700 bedrooms in council-owned homes in Dublin are lying empty.
Landlords are facing a new Airbnb ban from next summer.
Anyone who operates a B&B, or who rents a room to a lodger, or who leases out their family home for no more that 90 days a year, has nothing to fear from these regulations.
THE number of vacant homes owned by the country’s biggest local authority has been over-stated, it says.
Wastewater from the country's two biggest cities is failing to meet treatment standards, damaging the environment and posing a health and safety risk.
Electricity generation will be key to Ireland reducing its carbon emissions and tackling climate change.
DEMAND for energy will rise by 57pc in less than a decade as more data centres come on-stream.
More than 3,600 council-owned homes are lying vacant, despite the housing crisis.
The first warning came on the morning of Friday the 4th, when Met Éireann told people living on the west coast to batten down the hatches and avoid unnecessary travel.
CHANGES will be made to the controversial Bus Connects programme after 30,000 submissions were made to transport bosses.
Monthly and annual transport tickets will rise from the beginning of December - but not for Dublin rail commuters.
THE water regulator is to examine plans to abstract more than 300 million litres of water a day from the River Shannon before the project is signed-off by the Government.
Dublin's plan for a landmark civic space in the heart of the capital has been rejected.
The Land Development Agency (LDA) will not purchase large tracts of land in the current market because it is over-priced.
At what point does the Government need to take action to reduce congestion in our capital city?
Dublin City Council’s plan to develop a pedestrian plaza at College Green have been shot down.
Disadvantaged areas of our main cities are suffering from increasing levels of litter.
It was a Budget which promised much, especially in light of a Government commitment that Ireland would step up and take meaningful action to address climate change.
One in four households which qualify for social housing is working, startling new figures show.
Climate Change Minister Denis Naughten did not seek a hike in the carbon tax in Budget 2019, he has confirmed.
A series of ministers scrambled to defend the 50pc hike in VAT on the tourism sector amid outrage in the industry at the budget measure that will raise €466m.
Some 10,000 social homes, an affordable housing scheme for middle-income earners, and additional money to provide emergency accommodation for homeless people are among the key planks of a €2.4bn housing package.
Forthcoming increases in the local property tax (LPT) will be 'affordable', the Government has claimed.
Landlords will be able to claim tax relief on interest paid on loans used to buy, improve or repair their properties.
There will be no increase in the cost of motoring and home heating fuels after the Government failed to hike the carbon tax.
This has not been a good Budget for the environment.
Renters and buyers got nary a mention in the Budget's big housing package.
Householders and car owners have escaped a hike in motoring and home heating costs as the Government failed to hike the carbon tax.
Funding for 6,000 affordable homes for couples earning up to €75,000 form a key plank of the Government’s housing budget.
World leaders have just over a decade to cut emissions and prevent catastrophic climate change.
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy's words are of "little comfort" to homeless teenagers living in hotels, a leading children's charity has said.
Was it the spectacular collapse of the economy which led to people losing faith?
Leaving families languishing in hotel bedrooms for more than two years is "not acceptable", Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said.
More than €7 will be added to the price of a bag of coal under long-term plans to phase out use of fossil fuels and tackle climate change.
Dublin City Council (DCC)has pledged there should be no need for anyone to sleep rough on the streets of the capital by Christmas as suitable homeless accommodation will be available.
The threat of strike action again hangs over bus and rail passengers, as one of the country's biggest transport unions kicks back at plans to privatise more services.
More than 530 social homes first announced three years ago will not be completed and ready for occupation until at least 2020.