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Macho face-off thankfully replaced by policy as Eoin Ó Broin and Richard Bruton debate housing
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Macho face-off thankfully replaced by policy as Eoin Ó Broin and Richard Bruton debate housing

Jan 28th 2021, 7:16 PM 32,906 Views 73 Comments

The pair got into it on Twitter but kept their shirts on in a radio debate.

Bord Na Mona to end peat harvesting, with €5 million going towards bog rehabilitation
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Bord Na Mona to end peat harvesting, with €5 million going towards bog rehabilitation

Jun 16th 2020, 6:39 PM 24,307 Views 42 Comments

No compulsory redundancies are expected, as workers will be retrained to work in bog rehabilitation

Retrain workers and a climate change centre: Proposals to help Midlands cope with move away from peat
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Retrain workers and a climate change centre: Proposals to help Midlands cope with move away from peat

May 22nd 2020, 10:25 PM 14,898 Views 30 Comments

The first progress report on Just Transition by Kieran Mulvey was published today.

Three Ireland boss sought minister's support in dispelling 'dangerous misinformation' on 5G
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Three Ireland boss sought minister's support in dispelling 'dangerous misinformation' on 5G

May 13th 2020, 6:00 AM 14,670 Views 31 Comments

Three said that the actions of a “small minority” around “completely baseless” fears must be addressed by the State.

No plans for TV licence payment moratorium during Covid-19 crisis
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No plans for TV licence payment moratorium during Covid-19 crisis

Apr 23rd 2020, 6:30 AM 24,920 Views 119 Comments

RTÉ announced yesterday that it will be availing of the wage subsidy scheme.

Greenhouse gas emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies fell by 8.7% last year
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Greenhouse gas emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies fell by 8.7% last year

Apr 22nd 2020, 1:52 PM 10,000 Views 22 Comments

Aviation emissions from flights within the European Economic Area to Ireland rose by 2.8%.

Leo and Micheál agree to enter government with 'full and equal partnership' between two parties
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Leo and Micheál agree to enter government with 'full and equal partnership' between two parties

Apr 14th 2020, 4:00 PM 78,849 Views 211 Comments

Fine Gael has a task on its hands to convince grassroots members to sign up to coaltion government.

Mobile and broadband capacity ramps up to deal with sharp surge in voice and data traffic
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Mobile and broadband capacity ramps up to deal with sharp surge in voice and data traffic

Apr 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,119 Views 47 Comments

There has been increased pressure on the networks as more people work from home and connect with loved ones.

Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’
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Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’

Feb 3rd 2020, 9:12 PM 20,042 Views 75 Comments

Paschal Donohoe has called on voters not to vote for change “for change’s sake”.

Internet companies who break online safety rules could be blocked in Ireland under new law
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Internet companies who break online safety rules could be blocked in Ireland under new law

Jan 10th 2020, 7:48 AM 9,816 Views 16 Comments

The proposed online safety legislation is being launched by the Government today.

Mark Ruffalo wrote to Varadkar to ask him to 'protect the American people' and block imported US fracked gas
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Mark Ruffalo wrote to Varadkar to ask him to 'protect the American people' and block imported US fracked gas

Jan 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 33,195 Views 24 Comments

In an email sent to the Taoiseach, the actor said Varadkar had ‘moral’ reasons to not support the import of fracked gas from the US.

117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric
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117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric

Jan 2nd 2020, 2:41 PM 35,486 Views 124 Comments

The government is expected to soon publish draft legislation banning the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.

Motorists 'should reassess electric' when buying new cars as laws banning petrol, diesel cars being drafted
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Motorists 'should reassess electric' when buying new cars as laws banning petrol, diesel cars being drafted

Dec 30th 2019, 1:13 PM 70,517 Views 420 Comments

The minister said grants and subsidies will be removed ‘in due course’ for motorists buying electric vehicles.

Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy
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Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy

Dec 30th 2019, 9:01 AM 46,807 Views 76 Comments

The government will also examine expanding the range of items allowed in the green bin and banning bulky waste from landfill.

Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar
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Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar

Dec 28th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,249 Views 88 Comments

The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources must rise from 30% to 70% by 2030.

Cyber attack plan aims to protect State hospitals, energy networks and security systems
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Cyber attack plan aims to protect State hospitals, energy networks and security systems

Dec 27th 2019, 6:30 AM 6,759 Views 12 Comments

The new strategy sets out how to ensure the State’s infrastructure and computer networks are “resilient, safe and secure”.

Turkey is still on the table, but climate minister Richard Bruton is planning a more sustainable Christmas
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Turkey is still on the table, but climate minister Richard Bruton is planning a more sustainable Christmas

Dec 25th 2019, 11:00 AM 11,975 Views 40 Comments

Richard Bruton says that he has become more environmentally conscious since becoming minister.

Smoky coal ban to be extended to 13 towns, but nationwide ban ruled out due to legal threats
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Smoky coal ban to be extended to 13 towns, but nationwide ban ruled out due to legal threats

Dec 17th 2019, 3:44 PM 33,795 Views 48 Comments

The smoky coal ban was first introduced to Dublin in 1990.

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change?
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Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change?

Dec 11th 2019, 9:06 AM 18,381 Views 112 Comments

Richard Bruton is set to tell a climate summit that Ireland will play its part in dealing with climate change.

Bruton says country determined to play its part on climate as Ireland ranked lowest on action
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Bruton says country determined to play its part on climate as Ireland ranked lowest on action

Dec 11th 2019, 7:54 AM 10,217 Views 79 Comments

Bruton’s is travelling to the COP25 climate summit in Madrid today.

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view
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Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view

Dec 6th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,659 Views 43 Comments

One of the options outlined in the consultation open from today is to encourage a wider use of green leases.

Richard Bruton told BAI the Communicorp ban was 'antithetical to a free and open press'
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Richard Bruton told BAI the Communicorp ban was 'antithetical to a free and open press'

Dec 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 16,289 Views 22 Comments

The Communications Minister said it was a matter of “grave concern” that some journalists had been banned from radio stations.

Map of legal waste collection companies launched in bid to tackle illegal dumping
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Map of legal waste collection companies launched in bid to tackle illegal dumping

Nov 28th 2019, 5:31 PM 11,070 Views 11 Comments

Illegal dumping is a major problem for communities across the country.

Grandmother launches hunger strike at Dáil gates in protest over Ireland's climate policies
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Grandmother launches hunger strike at Dáil gates in protest over Ireland's climate policies

Nov 20th 2019, 2:16 PM 16,193 Views 58 Comments

Patricia Devlin (73) is taking on the four-day strike in hopes of meeting Environment Minister Richard Bruton.

EU approves state aid for €3bn National Broadband Plan
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EU approves state aid for €3bn National Broadband Plan

Nov 15th 2019, 12:00 PM 15,106 Views 75 Comments

The decision means the contract for the €3 billion plan can be signed.

The security and sustainability of Ireland's energy is set to be reviewed
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The security and sustainability of Ireland's energy is set to be reviewed

Nov 15th 2019, 6:45 AM 9,011 Views 39 Comments

Ireland will be aiming to generate 70% of its electricity through renewable methods, Minister Bruton said.

Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures
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Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures

Nov 11th 2019, 7:46 AM 9,253 Views 19 Comments

The closure of the two plants was announced last Friday.

Coffee shops roast the Government for taking ‘easy way out’ with latte levy
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Coffee shops roast the Government for taking ‘easy way out’ with latte levy

Nov 10th 2019, 12:00 PM 34,941 Views 64 Comments

Single-use coffee cups are to be hit with a levy of up to 25 cent under new government plans.

Jobs losses for the midlands as ESB announces closure of two peat plants
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Jobs losses for the midlands as ESB announces closure of two peat plants

Nov 8th 2019, 11:51 AM 18,232 Views 43 Comments

It comes following the refusal of planning permission sought through An Bord Pleanála.

Coffee cups to be hit with levy of up to 25 cent under new plastic crackdown plans
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Coffee cups to be hit with levy of up to 25 cent under new plastic crackdown plans

Updated Nov 6th 2019, 9:02 AM 28,303 Views 130 Comments

A levy on fast-food takeaway containers is also on the way.

Poll: Will a levy increase make you give up plastic bags at the supermarket?
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Poll: Will a levy increase make you give up plastic bags at the supermarket?

Nov 4th 2019, 8:00 PM 19,876 Views 54 Comments

Minister Richard Bruton will bring a memo to Cabinet tomorrow outlining a number of options to increase environmental levies.

Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste
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Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste

Nov 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 9,623 Views 2 Comments

Minister Richard Bruton said he has met with all supermarket chains about reducing their waste.

Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'
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Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'

Oct 31st 2019, 3:06 PM 24,099 Views 69 Comments

Cabinet ministers launched the first progress report on the Climate Action Plan today.

Local councils will work under new 'carbon proofing' charter introduced by Government today
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Local councils will work under new 'carbon proofing' charter introduced by Government today

Oct 29th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,892 Views 25 Comments

It is part of a wider overhaul of climate action measures within the Climate Action Plan.

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves
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Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves

Oct 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,575 Views 18 Comments

This Bill would leapfrog over the government’s strategy, which Fianna Fáil has said is slow to materialise.

Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers
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Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers

Oct 16th 2019, 6:41 PM 14,311 Views 15 Comments

The State-owned company has agreed to embark on a programme of rehabilitation of bogs in the midlands.

Extinction Rebellion protesters have covered government climate department building with scientific papers
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Extinction Rebellion protesters have covered government climate department building with scientific papers

Oct 11th 2019, 1:50 PM 12,949 Views 80 Comments

The papers were stuck to the department’s walls with paint rollers.

What will the newly-announced 'Just Transition Commissioner’ for Bord na Móna do?
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What will the newly-announced 'Just Transition Commissioner’ for Bord na Móna do?

Oct 9th 2019, 9:40 AM 9,658 Views 15 Comments

Brexit and Climate Action were to the two overriding focuses in this year’s Budget.

'It's hypocrisy': TDs, senators and Hollywood actors round on the government over US fracked gas being used in Ireland
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'It's hypocrisy': TDs, senators and Hollywood actors round on the government over US fracked gas being used in Ireland

Oct 3rd 2019, 6:10 AM 22,058 Views 15 Comments

A terminal in the Shannon estuary earmarked to hold fracked gas is to be placed on an EU special projects list.

Government to plant 600,000 new native trees over next three years
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Government to plant 600,000 new native trees over next three years

Oct 2nd 2019, 3:47 PM 18,267 Views 70 Comments

The trees will be planted on Bord na Móna land.

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