Waste experts have slammed reports in the national media suggesting that recycling adds to global warming.
Ireland has been sent a formal warning by the European Commission for failing to issue industrial installation permits on time.
Construction work is underway at a Scottish bioenergy plant that will convert waste from the whisky-making process into energy.
The Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey, has outlined key government targets for improving Ireland's public transport services.
Up to 300 people at Thames Water are set to lose their jobs as the company tightens its belt in the face of rising costs and falling income.
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