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Mandatory security requirements introduced to protect companies against cyber attacks
# Online Threats
# Online Threats

Mandatory security requirements introduced to protect companies against cyber attacks

Sep 19th 2018, 7:04 PM 9,034 Views 21 Comments

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
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Hotels and businesses may have to pay more for TV licences

Jul 25th 2018, 12:15 AM 14,957 Views 46 Comments

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
# Content Warning
# Content Warning

Minister tells Facebook he is 'appalled and disgusted' over harmful content

Jul 20th 2018, 9:22 AM 10,768 Views 26 Comments

Naughten said that the company needed a “step change” in their practices.

Naughten to meet Facebook management to discuss 'deep concerns' about harmful content
# New York
# New York

Naughten to meet Facebook management to discuss 'deep concerns' about harmful content

Jul 18th 2018, 9:27 PM 8,094 Views 21 Comments

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
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook

Jul 11th 2018, 5:29 PM 51,173 Views 70 Comments

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
# Green And Clean
# Green And Clean

Ireland set to ban plastic microbeads as Cabinet approves drafting of new law

Jul 11th 2018, 8:55 AM 48,436 Views 34 Comments

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
# Going Green
# Going Green

Supermacs to introduce recyclable cups, paper straws and biodegradable burger wraps in all restaurants

Jul 5th 2018, 5:00 PM 13,487 Views 45 Comments

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
# Exhaust Fumes
# Exhaust Fumes

Ireland plans to ban sale of new cars with tailpipes by 2030

Jun 30th 2018, 7:30 AM 29,372 Views 74 Comments

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
# Recycling
# Recycling

Minister says bin charges will rise by up to €1 per lift if bottle deposit scheme introduced

May 24th 2018, 6:10 AM 21,547 Views 42 Comments

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
# TV Licence
# TV Licence

TV inspectors carrying out more weekend and evening inspections for unpaid fees

Apr 28th 2018, 6:00 AM 19,339 Views 63 Comments

Additional temporary inspectors have also been appointed to improve the compliance rate.

What did Denis Naughten do and what happened next?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What did Denis Naughten do and what happened next?

Apr 19th 2018, 8:01 PM 12,507 Views 0 Comments

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
# Upping The Ante
# Upping The Ante

'This is not on' - Mary Lou calls for Naughten to either stand aside - or be sacked

Apr 19th 2018, 3:25 PM 23,022 Views 0 Comments

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
# Media Merger
# Media Merger

'I did nothing wrong': Minister defends phone call about INM merger

Apr 18th 2018, 6:47 PM 12,645 Views 0 Comments

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
# Media Merger
# Media Merger

Minister Denis, billionaire Denis and a media merger: Dáil seeks clarity over who knew what when

Apr 18th 2018, 2:30 PM 13,525 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Taoiseach and Communications Minister both say alleged data breach at INM is 'concerning'

Apr 12th 2018, 5:32 PM 6,130 Views 0 Comments

“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
# Driver Safety
# Driver Safety

All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash

Mar 31st 2018, 6:01 AM 16,601 Views 36 Comments

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
# Eye In The Sky
# Eye In The Sky

The government is going to use drones to crack down on illegal dumping

Feb 15th 2018, 6:04 PM 10,368 Views 48 Comments

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
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

'It's full steam ahead' - Naughten pours cold water on Fianna Fáil calls for review of National Broadband Plan

Feb 7th 2018, 8:09 AM 10,749 Views 53 Comments

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
# Be In Ctrl
# Be In Ctrl

With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools

Feb 6th 2018, 2:09 PM 13,279 Views 31 Comments

Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.

Salvaging the broadband plan: 'State stepping in to provide rural internet should be considered'
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

Salvaging the broadband plan: 'State stepping in to provide rural internet should be considered'

Feb 6th 2018, 1:19 PM 8,057 Views 46 Comments

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
# Compulsory Purchase
# Compulsory Purchase

Rural broadband: Compensation for homeowners as new law to give access to private land

Feb 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 25,129 Views 23 Comments

The new legislation will provide for compensation for homeowners in Mayo and Galway.

Denis Naughten says banning children from the internet 'isn't practical'
# Internet Safety
# Internet Safety

Denis Naughten says banning children from the internet 'isn't practical'

Jan 25th 2018, 3:11 PM 7,868 Views 49 Comments

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
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

There has been a jump in the number of people buying a TV licence in the last year

Jan 14th 2018, 9:45 AM 20,908 Views 88 Comments

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
# Clean Air
# Clean Air

More air quality monitoring stations on the way that will give real-time information to the public

Jan 10th 2018, 6:10 AM 5,909 Views 7 Comments

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
# Crisis Levels
# Crisis Levels

China took 95% of Ireland's plastic waste - but now it's changed its mind and we're in trouble

Jan 9th 2018, 6:00 AM 128,520 Views 100 Comments

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
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

'I'm actually embarrassed': It'll be 2023 before all rural homes are connected to high-speed broadband

Jan 6th 2018, 6:15 AM 19,248 Views 69 Comments

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
# Pay Now Or Pay Later
# Pay Now Or Pay Later

Taoiseach wants to up spending on climate change to avoid hefty EU fines

Jan 4th 2018, 6:01 AM 9,801 Views 78 Comments

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
# Charge It Up
# Charge It Up

From today, you can now get a bit of cash to install an electric car charger in your home

Jan 1st 2018, 4:45 PM 31,568 Views 60 Comments

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 RESTAURANT
# THE RESTAURANT

Clarity sought from BAI after reports Zappone pulled from show over referendum fears

Dec 17th 2017, 4:12 PM 22,795 Views 115 Comments

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
# Make Earth Great
# Make Earth Great

'It doesn't fly': Macron rejects Trump offer to renegotiate Paris climate agreement

Dec 12th 2017, 11:09 AM 15,598 Views 59 Comments

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
# Burning Coal
# Burning Coal

Ban on sale of smoky coal to extend countrywide in Autumn 2018

Dec 5th 2017, 11:51 AM 17,900 Views 61 Comments

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
# Recycle This
# Recycle This

What can be recycled? Government publishes first national list to help you out

Nov 29th 2017, 7:02 PM 52,104 Views 50 Comments

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
# Survival
# Survival

An Post receives €30m loan to save rural post offices and continue five-day service

Nov 21st 2017, 4:30 PM 16,041 Views 49 Comments

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
# New Technology
# New Technology

All new cars sold in Ireland from next April will 'call' emergency service if you crash

Nov 9th 2017, 12:01 AM 46,630 Views 103 Comments

Once the car senses a severe impact the eCall device automatically initiates an emergency call.

Poll: Will your next car be an electric one?
# Electric Dreams
# Electric Dreams

Poll: Will your next car be an electric one?

Oct 30th 2017, 10:29 AM 29,042 Views 132 Comments

Is it time to finally go electric?

The Environment Minister took TheJournal.ie for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next
# Driving Mr Naughten
# Driving Mr Naughten

The Environment Minister took TheJournal.ie for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next

Oct 30th 2017, 6:30 AM 22,485 Views 73 Comments

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
# Free-to-air
# Free-to-air

Senior ladies football and camogie finals made protected sporting events

Oct 17th 2017, 8:00 PM 22,337 Views 24 Comments

The ladies football final drew record audience figures this year.

Minister calls for ban on sulky racing on public roads
# Banned
# Banned

Minister calls for ban on sulky racing on public roads

Oct 4th 2017, 6:20 AM 12,708 Views 48 Comments

Communications Minister Denis Naughten also wants a ban on animals being used in circuses.

Recycling expert says those who carry their own cup should get 20c off their coffee
# Waste Reduction
# Waste Reduction

Recycling expert says those who carry their own cup should get 20c off their coffee

Sep 17th 2017, 11:45 AM 20,872 Views 69 Comments

Dr Tara Shine said lessons were learned from the plastic bag levy and people should be rewarded for recycling.

Bottle deposit scheme on the way for Scotland, but Irish government says it's still too expensive
# Recycling
# Recycling

Bottle deposit scheme on the way for Scotland, but Irish government says it's still too expensive

Sep 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 16,616 Views 61 Comments

Despite calls from the Green Party to introduce such a plan, the minister is not budging.