SLR Consulting has been appointed by WRAP, on behalf of Defra, to develop a long-term waste strategy for the Isles of Scilly.
A housing estate in Kilcock is set to be connected to the public water mains, ending the need for individuals to gain their water from an on-site well.
Building work is finally set to start on a sector of houses in the Cloughjordan Eco Village project as planning permission has been approved for a quarter of the environmentally-friendly homes.
Some €50m is set to be invested in a wind farm project that is hoped will be in operation in 2011 in the west of Ireland, reports the Irish Times.
In a bid to attract more low energy companies to Ireland, further tax breaks and grants are set to be recommended by a new government action group, reports the Sunday Business Post.
Moves are to be made to introduce a phased ban on the energy-inefficient lightbulbs currently available in Ireland.
Marine planning and terrestrial planning need to be more closely integrated than is proposed by upcoming laws, marine experts have said.
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