Repairs carried out after leaks identified through use of meters

Repairs after water meters identify leaks

05 Oct About 3,500 Irish Water customers have had repairs carried out on leaky pipes in their properties in the past six months, after water meters identified possible wastage.

Volkswagen has admitted cheating on pollution tests

Germany gives VW deadline for compliance - report

27 Sep German authorities have given scandal-hit Volkswagen a 7 October deadline to set out a timeline for bringing all its diesel cars in line with national pollution guidelines, a newspaper said this morning.

The existing guidelines were published in 2006 and allow companies to build turbines within 500m of private dwellings

New wind farm guidelines 'imminent'

20 Sep New guidelines on the regulation of wind farms are "imminent", according to Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Ged Nash.

A state of emergency has been declared in two areas in California

Fire destroys hundreds of homes in California

14 Sep At least 400 homes and hundreds of other buildings have gone up in flames and one person has been killed in a northern California wildfire that ranks as the most destructive this summer in the US West, officials said this evening.