President Higgins was speaking at the Summit of Conscience organised by French President Francois Hollande

Higgins calls for moral courage on climate change

21 Jul President Michael D Higgins has told a climate change summit in Paris that we are at a moment of truth in relation to climate and that we will require moral courage to effectively respond to the now urgent effects of climate change.

Police officers surround protesters on a runway at Heathrow

13 charged over protest at Heathrow

14 Jul Thirteen people have been charged in connection with a climate change protest which caused delays at London's Heathrow Airport yesterday.

Actor was accused of taking water illegally from a public water hydrant

Selleck in deal over California water complaint

10 Jul Actor Tom Selleck has tentatively settled a Southern California court complaint that accused him of illegally tapping the public hydrant of a nearby water district to supply his ranch in the midst of a crippling drought.

Pope Francis said the Amazon should have special protection

Pope says protecting the planet a 'duty'

08 Jul Pope Francis has said protecting the planet was no longer a choice but a duty and called for a new "social justice" where access to the earth's resources would be based on equality instead of economic interests.

A separate notice affecting 6,000 people in the Boyle area was lifted in May of this year

Boil water notices lifted in Co Roscommon

30 Jun Irish Water has confirmed that boil water notices affecting 11,300 customers in Co Roscommon have been lifted following inspections by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Nearly three quarters of the earth's surface is covered by ocean, but just one tenth of it is mapped

Team led by Marine Institute mapping sea bed

09 Jun A team of international scientists, led by the Marine Institute, has completed a transatlantic sea bed mapping exercise, which has revealed previously uncharted seabed features including mountains and ridges taller than Carrauntoohil.

There were ten options but those that included getting a supply from ground water in the east and using water from Lough Ree have been eliminated

Four options for Dublin water supply boost

09 Jun Irish Water has put forward four options to deal with inadequacies in the supply for Dublin and the eastern region, including three that would involve taking water from the River Shannon.