The Environmental Protection Agency has warned that the new Irish Water State utility company has a lot of work to do to provide safe and secure drinking water to the public.
The horse breeding industry has said there are growing concerns in the sector over risks associated with several large scale wind farms that are proposed to be built in the midlands.
The chairman designate of EirGrid has "refuted emphatically" that he would have a conflict of interest in taking up the role with the company given that he was previously chairperson of An Bord Pleanala.
Fianna Fáil has tabled a motion requesting that the Government reject proposals by Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte to appoint Mr John O'Connor to the position of chairman of Eirgrid
Three insecticides that have a harmful effect on bees are to be partially banned from today by the European Union.
A senior NAMA official has said the agency was "disappointed" at the level of demand it received from local authorities to the 4,500 homes it has made available for social housing.
40 unfinished housing developments around the country have been earmarked for demolition in a new report.
A coalition of the country's main Traveller organisations has accused the State of failing to provide 60% of the accommodation it was advised was needed over a decade ago.
Minister of State for Public Reform Brian Hayes has said the funding model for Ireland's heritage sites has to change.
A major plan on how to manage the marine-related industrial development and growth along the Shannon Estuary is being launched today.
Almost 200 countries have kept alive hopes for a global deal in 2015 to fight climate change after overcoming disputes on greenhouse gas emissions cuts and aid for poor nations at talks in Poland.
New designated bin collection days have been agreed for Dublin city residents as part of new waste bylaws which come into force in the New Year.
Around 800 people from environmental groups walked out of UN climate talks in Warsaw in protest at what they see as a lack of progress towards a global deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Specialist radar equipment is being used to determine if there is a passage tomb located at the site of Millmount Fort in Drogheda, Co Louth.
Minister of State Jan O'Sullivan has said introducing a tenant deposit protection scheme is a priority for next year.
Rescue workers have called off the search for survivors at a collapsed South African building site, believing there are no more trapped construction workers trapped in the rubble.
A frog named after Charles Darwin is now extinct because of a deadly amphibian skin disease, scientists believe.
Demolition work is under way on land adjacent to an unfinished housing estate in Athlone where a two-year-old boy lost his life almost two years ago.
Dublin City Council has said it is continuing to honour a multi-million euro contract linked to the Poolbeg incinerator that the European Commission has called on the local authority to terminate.
Dozens of unfinished housing estates are to be demolished next year.
The US State Department in Washington is playing down the set back of Albania's refusal to destroy Syrian chemical weapons.
European funding for a bridge at the site of one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles has been withdrawn.
The Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications has invited community groups with concerns about proposed EirGrid projects to a meeting in Leinster House next week.
The largest lake in Britain and Ireland, Lough Neagh, has lost more than three quarters of the water birds-who would have spent winter in the area.
Greyhound Recycling has admitted that odours from its waste plant at Clondalkin in Dublin were in breach of environmental laws.