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Digital kiosks to offer free access to Government services in post offices
Government funding of €80,000 has been provided to help with rolling out the digital assist pilot scheme.
'Consumers have little or no power': CCPC expresses concerns over unregulated Irish waste market
The average home now pays €230-€280 a year in waste collection charges.
Mandatory security requirements introduced to protect companies against cyber attacks
The requirements will apply to service providers in sectors such as digital communications, transport, drinking water supply and healthcare.
Hotels and businesses may have to pay more for TV licences
Leinster House, which has around 1,000 TVs is only required to pay for one TV licence.
Minister tells Facebook he is 'appalled and disgusted' over harmful content
Naughten said that the company needed a “step change” in their practices.
Naughten to meet Facebook management to discuss 'deep concerns' about harmful content
A Dispatches documentary revealed that inappropriate content remained on the social media platform despite being reported.
Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook
The Taoiseach made the comment as he launched the government’s new online safety strategy, which will see Facebook and Google on an advisory panel.
Ireland set to ban plastic microbeads as Cabinet approves drafting of new law
Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs to exfoliate your skin.
Supermacs to introduce recyclable cups, paper straws and biodegradable burger wraps in all restaurants
The changes are part of the restaurant’s green initiative which is being rolled out across all 110 outlets.
Ireland plans to ban sale of new cars with tailpipes by 2030
The government are also exploring ways of reducing cigarette butt litter.
Minister says bin charges will rise by up to €1 per lift if bottle deposit scheme introduced
The Environment Committee voted to ensure the set up of a bottle deposit scheme is compulsory.
TV inspectors carrying out more weekend and evening inspections for unpaid fees
Additional temporary inspectors have also been appointed to improve the compliance rate.
What did Denis Naughten do and what happened next?
Confused by the controversy surrounding the Communications Minister? Catch up here.
'This is not on' - Mary Lou calls for Naughten to either stand aside - or be sacked
The Sinn Féin president has no truck with Minister for Communications Denis Naughten’s speech to the Dáil yesterday.
'I did nothing wrong': Minister defends phone call about INM merger
Pressure has been mounting on the minister today to clarify the situation, with the opposition claiming that the minister misled the Dáil.
Minister Denis, billionaire Denis and a media merger: Dáil seeks clarity over who knew what when
Minister Denis Naughten is to make a speech on what he told INM about the media merger being referred to the BAI.
Taoiseach and Communications Minister both say alleged data breach at INM is 'concerning'
“For a democracy to function, we need an independent press,” the Taoiseach said in Galway today.
All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash
eCall is a new life-saving technology which will be fitted to all new cars from today.
The government is going to use drones to crack down on illegal dumping
Local authorities and community groups can now apply for funding under the initiative.
'It's full steam ahead' - Naughten pours cold water on Fianna Fáil calls for review of National Broadband Plan
Fianna Fáil’s communications spokesman Timmy Dooley had suggested that the procurement process should be halted in order to ‘review’ the tender.
With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools
Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.
Salvaging the broadband plan: 'State stepping in to provide rural internet should be considered'
Fianna Fáil will tonight ask the government to stall the procurement process and review what has gone wrong in the roll-out of broadband.
Rural broadband: Compensation for homeowners as new law to give access to private land
The new legislation will provide for compensation for homeowners in Mayo and Galway.
Denis Naughten says banning children from the internet 'isn't practical'
The government is moving towards appointing a Digital Safety Commissioner.
There has been a jump in the number of people buying a TV licence in the last year
The jump in the figures over the last year is largely attributed to the public awareness campaign rolled out by the Department of Communications.
More air quality monitoring stations on the way that will give real-time information to the public
Environment Minister Denis Naughten said the importance of air quality and the impacts it has on our health cannot be underestimated.
China took 95% of Ireland's plastic waste - but now it's changed its mind and we're in trouble
Ireland is the top producer of plastic waste in the European Union.
'I'm actually embarrassed': It'll be 2023 before all rural homes are connected to high-speed broadband
Rural TDs have hit out against Minister Denis Naughten who admitted it could be up to five years before all connections are done.
Taoiseach wants to up spending on climate change to avoid hefty EU fines
Ireland is facing a fine of €75 million each year if 16% of its energy doesn’t come from renewable-energy sources by 2020.
From today, you can now get a bit of cash to install an electric car charger in your home
This is the latest initiative from the government to boost electric car sales in Ireland.
Clarity sought from BAI after reports Zappone pulled from show over referendum fears
The Sunday Independent reported today that an invitation for Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone to appear on Tv3 show The Restaurant next year had been withdrawn.
'It doesn't fly': Macron rejects Trump offer to renegotiate Paris climate agreement
World leaders are meeting in Paris today – two years to the day since the deal was agreed.
Ban on sale of smoky coal to extend countrywide in Autumn 2018
A ban on the sale of smoky coal was first introduced in Dublin in 1990.
What can be recycled? Government publishes first national list to help you out
The list includes plastic bottles and egg cartons – and excludes coffee cups and tissues.
An Post receives €30m loan to save rural post offices and continue five-day service
The funding has been provided to An Post with immediate effect.
All new cars sold in Ireland from next April will 'call' emergency service if you crash
Once the car senses a severe impact the eCall device automatically initiates an emergency call.
Poll: Will your next car be an electric one?
Is it time to finally go electric?
The Environment Minister took for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next
The minister talks electric cars and why Michael Healy Rae is wrong to say they’re total rubbish.
Senior ladies football and camogie finals made protected sporting events
The ladies football final drew record audience figures this year.
Minister calls for ban on sulky racing on public roads
Communications Minister Denis Naughten also wants a ban on animals being used in circuses.