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#Richard Bruton

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.

From TheJournal.ie Homeowners to pay back cost of house retrofits through their energy bills over 10 to 20 years Climate Action Plan

Homeowners to pay back cost of house retrofits through their energy bills over 10 to 20 years

The initiative is contained in the new Climate Action Plan which will be published in a couple of weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers to order State bodies to decarbonise under new Climate Action Plan Recycling

Ministers to order State bodies to decarbonise under new Climate Action Plan

Public agencies will have to reduce food waste, promote water conservation, and roll out recycling practices.

From TheJournal.ie National Broadband system could be sold on in years to come, say TDs as it's confirmed bidder to invest initial €220m Granahan McCourt

National Broadband system could be sold on in years to come, say TDs as it's confirmed bidder to invest initial €220m

National Broadband Ireland – set up by investors Granahan McCourt – said this initial investment is “at risk first”.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet signs off on the €3 billion broadband plan - here's what we know so far Rural Broadband

Cabinet signs off on the €3 billion broadband plan - here's what we know so far

The first homes will be connected next year, but some will be waiting up to seven years for broadband.

From TheJournal.ie Smoky coal ban delayed by government amid legal threats from coal industry COAL BAN

Smoky coal ban delayed by government amid legal threats from coal industry

Minister Richard Bruton has not indicated when the ban is now likely to come into effect.

From TheJournal.ie €3 million in funding announced to help combat illegal dumping Dumping

€3 million in funding announced to help combat illegal dumping

This year’s funding represents a 50% increase.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton commits to having 70% of electricity generated from renewables by 2030 Renewable Energy

Bruton commits to having 70% of electricity generated from renewables by 2030

Bruton was speaking to reporters at the Fine Gael National Conference in Wexford over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie 'An issue of national importance': Public consultation opens on new national cyber security strategy Cyber Security

'An issue of national importance': Public consultation opens on new national cyber security strategy

Interested parties have 30 working days to make their submissions.

From TheJournal.ie Data Protection Commission says it was 'categorically' never lobbied by Enda Kenny Facebook

Data Protection Commission says it was 'categorically' never lobbied by Enda Kenny

An Observer article yesterday claimed Kenny offered to lobby on Facebook’s behalf.

From TheJournal.ie New law to crack down on cyberbullying and material that promotes self-harm Online Safety Act

New law to crack down on cyberbullying and material that promotes self-harm

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton is proposing the establishment of an Online Safety Commissioner.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters gather outside home of Minister for Communications Richard Bruton Protest

Protesters gather outside home of Minister for Communications Richard Bruton

Around 10 people demonstrated at the scene this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all' Industrial Unrest

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'

Three more strikes are due to take place next Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie What has the Taoiseach done to reduce his carbon footprint? He's eating less meat Don't Have A Cow Man

What has the Taoiseach done to reduce his carbon footprint? He's eating less meat

Varadkar says lessons must be learned from water charges stating that cross-party buy-in for carbon taxes is needed.

From TheJournal.ie Should affluent areas pay less property tax? Minister says councillors should decide the rate in their area Affluent Areas

Should affluent areas pay less property tax? Minister says councillors should decide the rate in their area

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan has said she wants lower rates of property tax in affluent areas.

From TheJournal.ie The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics) Microbeads

The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)

Unnecessary use of the plastics will be completely banned in the public sector.

From TheJournal.ie 15-year-old activist tells climate negotiators at UN summit they are 'not mature enough' COP24

15-year-old activist tells climate negotiators at UN summit they are 'not mature enough'

Over the weekend, nations struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty.

From TheJournal.ie UN climate summit: The three key outcomes you need to know Katowice

UN climate summit: The three key outcomes you need to know

Minister for Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, said Ireland is fully committed to implementing the Paris Agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton says tweets attributed to broadband plan director 'should not have happened' National Broadband Plan

Bruton says tweets attributed to broadband plan director 'should not have happened'

Former minister Denis Naughten also addressed the Dáil this evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are way off target': All-government plan to be drawn up on climate action Before It's Too Late

'We are way off target': All-government plan to be drawn up on climate action

Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton has recently purchased an e-car, and said a change of behaviour is needed to tackle climate change.

From TheJournal.ie 'Perhaps we are wrong': Government to examine bottle deposit scheme 'afresh' Recycling

'Perhaps we are wrong': Government to examine bottle deposit scheme 'afresh'

The Green Party said Ireland is sitting on its hands and waiting for the EU to legislate on plastics.

From TheJournal.ie Mini-reshuffle sees a change for Richard Bruton and two seats for the west at Cabinet Shake Up

Mini-reshuffle sees a change for Richard Bruton and two seats for the west at Cabinet

Donegal TD Joe McHugh is to replace Bruton as Minister for Education.

From TheJournal.ie Dentists left 'frustrated' after Minister tells constituents they could get free scale and polish Scale And Polish

Dentists left 'frustrated' after Minister tells constituents they could get free scale and polish

Richard Bruton corrected his leaflet after a letter from the Irish Dental Association.

From TheJournal.ie Religion to be formally removed as entry-requirement from most primary schools from today Baptism Barrier

Religion to be formally removed as entry-requirement from most primary schools from today

The so-called ‘baptism barrier’ is set to be removed by the Minister for Education today.

From TheJournal.ie New subject changes for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert get the go ahead Mixing It Up

New subject changes for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert get the go ahead

New specifications for Maths, Home Economics, History, Music and Geography are set to go live from this month for Junior Cert students.

From TheJournal.ie School inspectors will ensure students who opt-out of religion classes are taught another subject, says minister New Rules

School inspectors will ensure students who opt-out of religion classes are taught another subject, says minister

Minister Richard Burton said ETB schools must adhere to new departmental rules about religion classes.

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert results: Top marks drop across English, Irish and Maths Scores On The Doors

Leaving Cert results: Top marks drop across English, Irish and Maths

Here at the all important scores.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's an absolute relief': Contractor to be appointed to complete schools impacted by Carillion collapse Construction

'It's an absolute relief': Contractor to be appointed to complete schools impacted by Carillion collapse

In mid-January, it emerged that work had stalled on a number of schools after the UK-based firm went bust.

From TheJournal.ie Parents in four areas are being asked to express their preference about the patronage of new schools Patronage Determination

Parents in four areas are being asked to express their preference about the patronage of new schools

The process began today and it will wrap up at the end of July.

From TheJournal.ie 'There will be chaos': Locals object to plans for school on site of former Harold's Cross greyhound stadium Planning Issues

'There will be chaos': Locals object to plans for school on site of former Harold's Cross greyhound stadium

Dublin City Council granted permission but the decision has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.

From TheJournal.ie School says children 'may have to remain in their wheelchairs' due to SNA cuts Special Needs

School says children 'may have to remain in their wheelchairs' due to SNA cuts

The Dublin primary school has warned parents that there will be “a serious disruption of services” in September.

From TheJournal.ie The last Traveller secondary school in the country has been given another year to plan for closure St Thomas’ Clonshaugh

The last Traveller secondary school in the country has been given another year to plan for closure

The Department of Education says St Thomas’ Clonshaugh will close by June 2019 at the latest.

From TheJournal.ie Parents in these 16 areas to be surveyed over demand for non-denominational schools No Religion

Parents in these 16 areas to be surveyed over demand for non-denominational schools

The government wants 400 multi- and non-denominational schools in place by 2030.

From TheJournal.ie Government to provide more free condoms to tackle crisis pregnancies Free Contraception

Government to provide more free condoms to tackle crisis pregnancies

Consideration is also being given to the extension of the provision of the morning-after pill.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: 'Sex education isn't about religion. The State must ensure young people get the facts' Sexual Health

Coveney: 'Sex education isn't about religion. The State must ensure young people get the facts'

He said young people today are exposed to much more explicit forms of pornography and sexual content than any generation before them.

From TheJournal.ie Carillion construction fallout: Wexford principal fearful new school may not be able to open in time When September Comes

Carillion construction fallout: Wexford principal fearful new school may not be able to open in time

As the end of the term approaches, Loreto’s board of management and principal are getting increasingly worried.

From TheJournal.ie 42 new primary and secondary schools to be built by 2022 Loads More Spaces

42 new primary and secondary schools to be built by 2022

17 of the new schools are to be built by September 2019. The vast majority of the new institutions will be located in the Dublin area.