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#Richard Bruton

From TheJournal.ie EU approves state aid for €3bn National Broadband Plan Approved

EU approves state aid for €3bn National Broadband Plan

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

From TheJournal.ie The security and sustainability of Ireland's energy is set to be reviewed Climate Action

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures Just Transition

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

The closure of the two plants was announced last Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Coffee shops roast the Government for taking ‘easy way out’ with latte levy Sustainability

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Jobs losses for the midlands as ESB announces closure of two peat plants ESB

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Coffee cups to be hit with levy of up to 25 cent under new plastic crackdown plans Recycling

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will a levy increase make you give up plastic bags at the supermarket? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste Name And Shame

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense' Climate Action

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Local councils will work under new 'carbon proofing' charter introduced by Government today Climate Action

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves Waste

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers Climate Change

Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers

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

From TheJournal.ie Extinction Rebellion protesters have covered government climate department building with scientific papers Climate Action

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

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

From TheJournal.ie What will the newly-announced 'Just Transition Commissioner’ for Bord na Móna do? Budget 2020

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'It's hypocrisy': TDs, senators and Hollywood actors round on the government over US fracked gas being used in Ireland Fossil Fuels

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Government to plant 600,000 new native trees over next three years Treemendous

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

The trees will be planted on Bord na Móna land.

From TheJournal.ie 'Radical' new government strategy to ban single-use plastic plates, cutlery, straws Cut Waste

'Radical' new government strategy to ban single-use plastic plates, cutlery, straws

The plans will see Ireland adhering to a direction from the European Council made in May.

From TheJournal.ie 'RTÉ has to work it out': Minister says salaries of highest paid stars should be looked at Money Woes

'RTÉ has to work it out': Minister says salaries of highest paid stars should be looked at

Reports have suggested that RTÉ may axe Lyric FM or sell off its Cork studio as part of an overall bid to cut costs.

From TheJournal.ie Government to put pressure on social media companies over online safety Richard Bruton

Government to put pressure on social media companies over online safety

Minister Richard Bruton said that new legislation will be introduced to regulate social media companies.

From TheJournal.ie Minister announces SEAI grants to deliver energy upgrades to nearly 700 homes Retrofitting

Minister announces SEAI grants to deliver energy upgrades to nearly 700 homes

The grants, which have been approved for a number of community projects, will also cover upgrades for commerical and community buildings.

From TheJournal.ie Local councils tasked with rolling out 1,000 on-street electric car charge points over the next 5 years Electric Cars

Local councils tasked with rolling out 1,000 on-street electric car charge points over the next 5 years

There are currently almost 1,100 public charge points available across the island of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Electric car drivers will have to pay for charging with ESB set to announce cost next month End Of Free Charging

Electric car drivers will have to pay for charging with ESB set to announce cost next month

Once the price structure is announced next month, there will be a lead-in time of a few weeks before charging kicks in.

From TheJournal.ie Retrofit scheme: Pre-deadline applications WILL be processed despite closure Deep Retrofit Scheme

Retrofit scheme: Pre-deadline applications WILL be processed despite closure

The minister has sought to assure homeowners worried about the end of the pilot programme.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in electric car take-up 'could pose a substantial risk to stability of the State’s finances' Fuel Tax

Increase in electric car take-up 'could pose a substantial risk to stability of the State’s finances'

A schedule of declining supports to buy electric cars should be considered, states department review.

From TheJournal.ie Minister told Dáil that home retrofit scheme had €6 million left. Seven weeks later, it closed down. Deep Retrofit Scheme

Minister told Dáil that home retrofit scheme had €6 million left. Seven weeks later, it closed down.

Contractors who worked in providing them have said the pulling of the scheme is a “massive slap in the face”.

From TheJournal.ie From 2024, the government wants to include phones and laptops in your TV licence fee One Sixty

From 2024, the government wants to include phones and laptops in your TV licence fee

The government said that the TV licence fee should be replaced by a new charging system.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the TV licence fee be extended to include watching content on phones and laptops? Sign O' The Times This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the TV licence fee be extended to include watching content on phones and laptops?

The government plans to pivot to a “device independent broadcasting charge” by 2024.

From TheJournal.ie Minister in favour of 'naming and shaming' supermarkets that fail to reduce plastic packaging Climate Action

Minister in favour of 'naming and shaming' supermarkets that fail to reduce plastic packaging

Minister Richard Bruton says he is willing to take a tougher stance on supermarkets who fail to pull their weight when it comes to reducing plastics.

From TheJournal.ie 16-year-old tells minister Fine Gael is 'passing the buck' when it comes to climate action Climate Change

16-year-old tells minister Fine Gael is 'passing the buck' when it comes to climate action

Conal O’Boyle said government is trying to hide the fact that they still grant oil licenses while telling people to buy an electric car.

From TheJournal.ie Government: Eir proposal to complete National Broadband Plan for €1 billion 'not feasible' Broadband Row

Government: Eir proposal to complete National Broadband Plan for €1 billion 'not feasible'

The company’s CEO raised the alternative cost at an Oireachtas committee last month.

From TheJournal.ie Littering could literally be halved if cigarette butts weren't thrown on the ground Kick The Habit

Littering could literally be halved if cigarette butts weren't thrown on the ground

The 2018 National Litter Pollution Monitoring System Report has highlighted the extent of the problem

From TheJournal.ie Decision to halt Climate Emergency Bill described as 'utter hypocrisy' on side of the Government Climate Action

Decision to halt Climate Emergency Bill described as 'utter hypocrisy' on side of the Government

Organisations including Ibec and the Irish Offshore Operators’ Association (IOOA) have welcomed the Government’s decision.

From TheJournal.ie Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal Mercosur Deal

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal

The biggest ever trade agreement between the EU and South American countries was announced last week.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook urges against 'punitive' fines for firms who breach Government's new online safety laws Online Safety Act

Facebook urges against 'punitive' fines for firms who breach Government's new online safety laws

The government published submissions on the proposed laws today.

From TheJournal.ie The perks, the costs and the end of free charging?: Here's what you need to know about switching to an electric car Petrol Versus Ev

The perks, the costs and the end of free charging?: Here's what you need to know about switching to an electric car

By 2030, it wants one million electric cars on Irish roads. It’s a big ask.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says government will review UK's new 'porn block' law to see if it could work in Ireland Age Verification

Taoiseach says government will review UK's new 'porn block' law to see if it could work in Ireland

Leo Varadkar confirmed that legislation to set up the office of a Digital Safety Commissioner is on the way.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be' Insurance Fraud

Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be'

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said customers are being ‘fleeced’ by insurance providers.

From TheJournal.ie Consumers with solar panels could be able to sell excess electricity back to the grid in future Climate Plan

Consumers with solar panels could be able to sell excess electricity back to the grid in future

The government plans to have a micro generation scheme in place by the end of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton: 'When the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine, we need a back-up - and it remains oil and gas' Energy

Bruton: 'When the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine, we need a back-up - and it remains oil and gas'

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said Fine Gael can’t be taken seriously on climate action if they support oil and gas drilling.

From TheJournal.ie Bord na Móna could take up responsibility for growing Ireland's medicinal cannabis supply Growing Our Own

Bord na Móna could take up responsibility for growing Ireland's medicinal cannabis supply Exclusive

Junior Minister Sean Canney has discussed the prospect with the company’s management.

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