'Hard' flood defenses can play their part but natural flood management solutions must also be considered when looking at how to protect ourselves from increasingly frequent and severe extreme weather events.
Annual checks to assess the energy efficiency of our homes could provide a wake-up call to encourage landlords and homeowners to take action on insulation and other easy-win measures to cut the bills.
Planners have given the go-ahead to a controversial housing development on a site that local people fear could be contaminated with beryllium.
Irish private equity firm Beltrae Partners has led a consortium to acquire British energy firm Invisible Heating Systems (IHS).
A construction manager has been appointed to watch over the development of Ireland's first ever eco village in Cloughjordan, reports the Nenagh Guardian.
Irish renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power has appointed a new global head of corporate affairs to support the company's plans in delivering large scale offshore wind power in the UK.
Further gas and electricity price rises in Ireland seem set to be avoided, as the energy minister prepares to respond to applications by the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) and Bord Gais today.
Government has been urged to reduce emissions of all greenhouse gases in the UK by at least 34% by 2020 compared to 1990 levels - and raise this target to 42% once a global deal to reduce emissions has been struck.
Minister for the Environment John Gormley has stated that a strategy on developing "green tech" energy is set to be published soon, reports the Irish Times.
Lead levels in the older areas of Galway have dropped and not spread across the city, it has been stated.
Irish headquartered renewable energy group Finavera has struck a deal to develop a new wind energy project in Canada.
Improvements have been noted in the latest round of testing by Waterford City Council into the amount of lead contamination in the public water supply.
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