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Government 'disappointed' watchdog refuses to join group to monitor bin charges
# Waste Fees
# Waste Fees

Government 'disappointed' watchdog refuses to join group to monitor bin charges

Sep 9th 2017, 7:39 PM 12,100 Views 43 Comments

The government announced a price monitoring group would be set-up to ensure waste collectors do not hike up their prices.

Naughten prepared to bring in gender quotas for Irish radio
# On Air
# On Air

Naughten prepared to bring in gender quotas for Irish radio

Aug 26th 2017, 9:15 AM 9,588 Views 66 Comments

A report on gender and broadcasting is due in December or January – Naughten said that if it recommends quotas, he will support this.

Senior ladies football and camogie All-Ireland finals 'of major importance to society'
# Free-to-air
# Free-to-air

Senior ladies football and camogie All-Ireland finals 'of major importance to society'

Aug 23rd 2017, 4:14 PM 18,992 Views 42 Comments

This means that they will now be available on a free-to-air and live basis for TV viewers.

Got an email from Revenue today? Be careful as it could be a scam
# Phishing Scam
# Phishing Scam

Got an email from Revenue today? Be careful as it could be a scam

Aug 17th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,793 Views 6 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten said people must remain vigilant against cyber criminals.

'A blight on the countryside': Minister pledges money to clean up thousands of tyres dumped around Ireland
# Illegal Dumping
# Illegal Dumping

'A blight on the countryside': Minister pledges money to clean up thousands of tyres dumped around Ireland

Aug 9th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,551 Views 26 Comments

Latest estimates from local authorities suggest there are more than 750,000 tyres dumped around the country.

Explainer: Why hundreds of post offices may close, and what can save them
# Running Out Of Time
# Running Out Of Time

Explainer: Why hundreds of post offices may close, and what can save them

Jul 19th 2017, 9:30 PM 14,008 Views 46 Comments

The Irish Postmasters’ Union has said that talks with An Post have broken down, and is urging the government to take action.

Minister speaks to Insomnia and Supermacs about reducing use of disposable coffee cups
# Bin It
# Bin It

Minister speaks to Insomnia and Supermacs about reducing use of disposable coffee cups

Jul 12th 2017, 6:05 AM 18,452 Views 50 Comments

With cross-party support, the Green Party’s Waste Reduction Bill made its way through the Dáil.

Plans to encourage shoppers to remove food packaging and recycle at supermarket exits
# Bin It
# Bin It

Plans to encourage shoppers to remove food packaging and recycle at supermarket exits

Jul 3rd 2017, 6:20 AM 33,228 Views 72 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten is looking at introducing large-scale recycling bins outside supermarkets in a bid to tackle waste at source.

Irish people will soon be able to take a stake in local renewable energy projects
# Resource And Energy
# Resource And Energy

Irish people will soon be able to take a stake in local renewable energy projects

Jun 29th 2017, 3:19 PM 895 Views 0 Comments

The government is developing a new support scheme to enable community ownership.

Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999
# Location
# Location

Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999

Jun 13th 2017, 6:05 AM 17,292 Views 32 Comments

A pilot scheme is currently underway with three major mobile networks.

Video sharing platforms will have to place warnings on harmful content which might incite terrorism
# Warning
# Warning

Video sharing platforms will have to place warnings on harmful content which might incite terrorism

Jun 9th 2017, 6:01 AM 4,749 Views 8 Comments

Communications Minister Denis Naughten said his department will begin work on the new law next year

'Someone attempts to take their life every 9 minutes' claims Minister
# RESPONSIBLE
# RESPONSIBLE

'Someone attempts to take their life every 9 minutes' claims Minister

May 25th 2017, 8:55 PM 9,932 Views 33 Comments

Communications Minister Denis Naughten sounded a warning bell on responsible reporting at Press Council of Ireland report.

There have been lots of cyber attacks on State websites that the public aren't even aware of
# Think Before You Click
# Think Before You Click

There have been lots of cyber attacks on State websites that the public aren't even aware of

May 16th 2017, 6:15 AM 10,020 Views 21 Comments

There have been calls for the Garda cyber crime unit to be beefed up.

Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets
# Dog Mess
# Dog Mess

Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets

May 11th 2017, 6:03 AM 17,979 Views 29 Comments

Not picking up after your dog can land you with a fine of up to €150.

Private firm to be hired to chase TV licence evaders
# Bounty Hunters
# Bounty Hunters

Private firm to be hired to chase TV licence evaders

May 9th 2017, 5:22 PM 35,535 Views 156 Comments

Ireland’s evasion rate stands at 13.75% – much higher than the EU average.

There are serious plans to take TV licence inspections away from An Post
# Licence Fee Evasion
# Licence Fee Evasion

There are serious plans to take TV licence inspections away from An Post

May 9th 2017, 6:30 AM 18,879 Views 92 Comments

TV licence fee collectors have been criticised in the UK – but any new inspectors here will have to adhere to certain criteria.

You won't have to buy a TV licence for your laptop, PC or tablet
# Not So Pc
# Not So Pc

You won't have to buy a TV licence for your laptop, PC or tablet

May 4th 2017, 12:58 PM 36,611 Views 80 Comments

The idea to extend the TV licence fee to other devices has been scrapped by Denis Naughten.

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes
# Going Green
# Going Green

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes

Apr 27th 2017, 10:22 PM 14,243 Views 41 Comments

Renewable energy in Ireland is currently predominantly generated from the wind.

At just 128 miles from Dublin, Ireland needs assurances about Sellafield - TD
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

At just 128 miles from Dublin, Ireland needs assurances about Sellafield - TD

Apr 27th 2017, 6:07 AM 7,951 Views 42 Comments

The UK-Ireland Contact Group on Radiological Matters is meeting in Dublin today.

Ireland can't wait for EU ban on microbeads and is pressing on with its own
# Ban The Bead
# Ban The Bead

Ireland can't wait for EU ban on microbeads and is pressing on with its own

Apr 26th 2017, 8:00 PM 25,011 Views 23 Comments

The confusion around whether Ireland’s allowed to bring in its own microbead ban without permission from the EU seems to have been cleared up.

Irish broadband speed is going to be as fast as it is in South Korea - Naughten

Irish broadband speed is going to be as fast as it is in South Korea - Naughten

Apr 4th 2017, 7:31 PM 17,478 Views 77 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten said an additional 300,000 premises will get high speed broadband within 90 weeks.

You may soon have to input your TV licence number to watch RTÉ online
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

You may soon have to input your TV licence number to watch RTÉ online

Apr 4th 2017, 5:30 PM 23,187 Views 147 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten said he is looking to replicate the UK system.

Independent TD threatens to withdraw support for government over post office closures
# Passing The Parcel
# Passing The Parcel

Independent TD threatens to withdraw support for government over post office closures

Mar 29th 2017, 1:30 PM 14,124 Views 27 Comments

It is feared that post offices around the country are set to close in the near future.

Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping
# Fly My Pretties
# Fly My Pretties

Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping

Mar 11th 2017, 6:45 AM 9,329 Views 29 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten is to launch the new project in Galway on Monday

Do you waste food? This Dragons' Den investor wants supermarkets and shoppers to cut it out
# Waste Not To Want Not
# Waste Not To Want Not

Do you waste food? This Dragons' Den investor wants supermarkets and shoppers to cut it out

Mar 9th 2017, 6:03 AM 12,266 Views 25 Comments

Ireland generates over one million tonnes of food waste per year.

Asbestos and other toxic waste leaking into Irish Sea off Bray and Dublin coast
# Former Landfill
# Former Landfill

Asbestos and other toxic waste leaking into Irish Sea off Bray and Dublin coast

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:05 AM 13,689 Views 12 Comments

It has been warned that people’s health could be at risk.

'I was flat on my back, in a neck brace, head brace and spinal board. It was scary.'
# On The Mend
# On The Mend

'I was flat on my back, in a neck brace, head brace and spinal board. It was scary.'

Jan 19th 2017, 12:06 PM 19,416 Views 37 Comments

Minister Naughten was knocked off his bike at the start of the year.

Minister Denis Naughten out of hospital after treatment for cycling accident
# Back At Home
# Back At Home

Minister Denis Naughten out of hospital after treatment for cycling accident

Jan 5th 2017, 8:02 PM 12,905 Views 37 Comments

The Communications Minister had spent the last few days in hospital following a cycling collision.

Denis Naughten to be discharged from hospital today
# Galway
# Galway

Denis Naughten to be discharged from hospital today

Jan 4th 2017, 10:41 AM 11,072 Views 40 Comments

The Communications Minister was hospitalised following a cycling collision with a vehicle on Monday.

Minister Denis Naughten hit by a car while out cycling in Roscommon
# Roads
# Roads

Minister Denis Naughten hit by a car while out cycling in Roscommon

Jan 2nd 2017, 2:25 PM 33,510 Views 95 Comments

He has been brought to hospital.

7 ways the government says it will fix broadband access in Ireland
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

7 ways the government says it will fix broadband access in Ireland

Dec 20th 2016, 6:41 PM 12,145 Views 55 Comments

The government’s plan to speed up and deliver broadband services has been repeatedly delayed.

Loophole allows Eircode to run adverts which falsely imply codes save lives
# Denis Naughten
# Denis Naughten

Loophole allows Eircode to run adverts which falsely imply codes save lives

Dec 19th 2016, 11:47 PM 17,841 Views 55 Comments

The advert, which ran on both television and radio stations, claimed an Eircode would help emergency services “find you faster”.

How can we get apartment block residents recycling? The minister says there's no 'simple solution'
# Recycle
# Recycle

How can we get apartment block residents recycling? The minister says there's no 'simple solution'

Dec 11th 2016, 7:10 AM 10,346 Views 46 Comments

The minister said he is open to suggestions as to how apartment dwellers could be encouraged to recycle.

When should you be told you're at risk of a cyber attack?
# Privacy By Design
# Privacy By Design

When should you be told you're at risk of a cyber attack?

Dec 10th 2016, 7:00 AM 3,758 Views 2 Comments

A new EU regulation enshrines in law the reaction companies should take if a security risk is found – to be applied by 2018.

There will soon be no cap on the price An Post can charge you for a stamp
# No Limit
# No Limit

There will soon be no cap on the price An Post can charge you for a stamp

Dec 6th 2016, 3:09 PM 18,893 Views 84 Comments

Such a move is necessary to protect the daily postal service in operation nationwide, the minister responsible claimed today.

Pay-by-weight bin charge delayed, but it's not being scrapped - Minister
# Bin Charges
# Bin Charges

Pay-by-weight bin charge delayed, but it's not being scrapped - Minister

Dec 6th 2016, 2:28 PM 10,990 Views 41 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten said a pricing regime is yet to be agreed with the waste sector.

'Seize the moment': Minister tells businesses to make the most of Cyber Monday
# Sales
# Sales

'Seize the moment': Minister tells businesses to make the most of Cyber Monday

Nov 28th 2016, 10:30 AM 9,517 Views 12 Comments

Research suggests Irish consumers will spend €53 million online today.

FactCheck: Is Denis Naughten right about the deaths caused by air pollution in Ireland?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Denis Naughten right about the deaths caused by air pollution in Ireland?

Nov 16th 2016, 8:00 PM 16,282 Views 27 Comments

The Climate Action Minister says four people die every day due to air pollution. We put his claim to the test.

Melting climate change ice sculptures of Enda Kenny and Denis Naughten are on the move outside the Dáil
# Magnum Force
# Magnum Force

Melting climate change ice sculptures of Enda Kenny and Denis Naughten are on the move outside the Dáil

Nov 15th 2016, 12:18 PM 10,866 Views 60 Comments

The two sculptures have been produced to draw attention to climate change.

The Green Party reckons Ireland has "thrown in the towel" when it comes to emissions
# Gas Crowd
# Gas Crowd

The Green Party reckons Ireland has "thrown in the towel" when it comes to emissions

Nov 11th 2016, 3:07 PM 8,901 Views 123 Comments

Ireland is on course to miss its emissions targets for this year and the next according to the Environmental Protection Agency.