Christmas maybe the season of goodwill but it's also a period when waste levels surge - with an extra 750,000 tonnes of rubbish being produced by British families.
In the first full calendar year since local authorities were granted powers to issue spot fines for littering, councils have used them to good effect according to Government.
Engineers and planners will be better able to plan major infrastructure and development projects after the Government revealed that it was making access to the National Geotechnical Borehole Database available online.
The Irish government should ban incandescent light bulbs, according to environmental group Greenpeace.
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