Singapore's Prime Minister has warned that a haze blanketing Singapore from fires in Indonesia could persist for weeks or even longer.
A protest near a bog designated as a Special Area of Conservation in Co Galway has ended without incident.
Two people have been confirmed dead as fire crews fight to contain a destructive wildfire in the US state of Colorado.
The Cabinet has announced it will not go ahead with the sale of Coillte harvesting rights as part of its plan to sell State assets.
The Government is seeking funds from the European Investment Bank for the refurbishment of 2,000 flats around the country.
The managing director of Irish Water has said he is confident that water charges will be paid by householders using the public supply when metering is introduced.
Clonshaugh has been chosen as the site for a large sewage treatment plant in north Dublin.
Irish Water Chief Executive John Tierney has said it is planned that people will receive their first bill for water charges in January 2015.
Rising waters from the Danube and Vltava rivers have inundated parts of Austria and the Czech Republic after days of heavy rainfall.
There was a 34% increase in bovine deaths on Irish farms in April 2013 compared the same month last year.
The case against four Galway men who are facing trial for allegedly cutting turf on a Special Area of Conservation has been adjourned until 2 July.
The Department of the Environment has approved emergency funding of over €300,000 to help deal with a cryptosporidium outbreak.
US President Barack Obama has visited tornado-devastated Moore, Oklahoma, promising that the government will be behind them "every step of the way".
A dam has broken on the flood-swollen River Elbe in eastern Germany, forcing thousands of people to leave their homes around the city of Magdeburg.
A proposal to build a wind farm near Glenties in Co Donegal consisting of 22 turbines, each with a hub height of 64 metres and a rotor diameter of 71 metres, has been refused by An Bord Pleanála.
United Nations' heritage agency UNESCO has called for a halt to plans to build a controversial £100 million golf resort near the Giant's Causeway.
Co Mayo has the fewest drivers with penalty points, while Co Kildare has the highest, according to a new report looking at life in Ireland today.
Tougher testing procedures are being blamed for the net loss of 13 Blue Flag awards for Ireland's beaches this year.
Emergency workers are searching for survivors in an Oklahoma City suburb devastated by a massive tornado, with 24 deaths confirmed and over 230 people reported injured.
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