A massive tornado has torn through Oklahoma City, killing at least 51 people and destroying everything in its path.
The HSE has confirmed that 13 people have now been treated for stomach-related illnesses after two outbreaks of the cryptosporidiosis parasitic disease.
Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte has said he does not expect to see a dramatic decrease in energy prices in Europe, in the short-term, as a result of shale gas extraction.
Over 10,000 people have been advised to boil their domestic water supply in Co Roscommon in the latest outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis.
Dublin City Council's Assistant City Manager has said new by-laws will allow the local authority to identify those not using any type of waste collection service.
Cork City Council has confirmed that there is no immediate danger after concerns were raised about the safety of two buildings on South Main Street.
A proposal for a vacant land tax to encourage development is being considered by Dublin City council
Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has said an examination of tax rates for oil and gas exploration was being done to try to attract more investment offshore to increase the level of prospectivity.
Two men appeared before Listowel District Court today in relation to alleged illegal turf cutting on a bog in north Kerry last year.
The programme to re-introduce white-tailed eagles into Ireland after an absence of over 100 years has been given a huge boost with the birth of its first eaglets.
A man who had been living in a public toilet in Ennis in Co Clare has died.
National housing charity Threshold has urged the Government to introduce a statutory code of conduct outlining how tenants of buy-to-let properties that are repossessed should be treated.
Cork City Council is due to to survey 43,000 domestic water connections for the roll-out of domestic water metering.
Wildfires along the California coast northwest of Los Angeles are threatening thousands of homes and a military base.
Only two thirds of Ireland's bathing areas are deemed to have "good" water quality, according to the latest report from the Environmental Protection Agency.
An EU vote on a proposal to ban insecticides said to be harmful to the bee population has been inconclusive.
Dublin City Council officials have said they are not going ahead with a plan to leave illegally dumped rubbish on the streets.
Recommendations on how the Government will deal with the commercial harvesting of Coillte forests are expected shortly.
Post-mortem examinations carried out on the remains of five dolphins found along the Mayo coast in January show they died after getting tangled in fishing gear.
A Japanese court has rejected a petition to close down the country's only two operating nuclear reactors.
An Taisce has said poor air quality contributes to 3,400 premature deaths in Ireland annually, with pollution from diesel cars, buses and trucks largely to blame.
Iran has said that operations have begun at two uranium mines and a milling plant in Iran.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said water charges will not be introduced in January next year.
Dublin City Council has said there will be a phased return to normal water supplies starting today.
Strict new building control measures have been announced by the Department of the Environment.