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Recycling expert says those who carry their own cup should get 20c off their coffee
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
Despite calls from the Green Party to introduce such a plan, the minister is not budging.
Government 'disappointed' watchdog refuses to join group to monitor bin charges
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Renewable energy in Ireland is currently predominantly generated from the wind.
At just 128 miles from Dublin, Ireland needs assurances about Sellafield - TD
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
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
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
Minister Denis Naughten said he is looking to replicate the UK system.
Independent TD threatens to withdraw support for government over post office closures
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
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
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
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.'
Minister Naughten was knocked off his bike at the start of the year.
Minister Denis Naughten out of hospital after treatment for cycling accident
The Communications Minister had spent the last few days in hospital following a cycling collision.
Denis Naughten to be discharged from hospital today
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
He has been brought to hospital.
7 ways the government says it will fix broadband access in Ireland
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
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'
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?
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
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
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
Research suggests Irish consumers will spend €53 million online today.
FactCheck: Is Denis Naughten right about the deaths caused by air pollution in Ireland?
The Climate Action Minister says four people die every day due to air pollution. We put his claim to the test.