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# eamon-ryan - Friday 20 May, 2022

Business owners divided over Capel Street pedestrianisation today
# Dublin
# Dublin

Business owners divided over Capel Street pedestrianisation today

Updated Fri 11:45 AM 31,695 Views 52 Comments

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland, addressed some of the fears business owners on the street may have.

# eamon-ryan - Thursday 19 May, 2022

Explainer: Has last night's controversial NMH vote brought an election closer?
# Dail Arithmetic
# Dail Arithmetic

Explainer: Has last night's controversial NMH vote brought an election closer?

Thu 4:50 PM 14,959 Views 17 Comments

Absolutely not, according to Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.

Eamon Ryan says his party 'showed real strength' in suspending two Green TDs
# NMH VOTE
# NMH VOTE

Eamon Ryan says his party 'showed real strength' in suspending two Green TDs

Thu 12:52 PM 21,961 Views 61 Comments

The party leader said there was “consensus” within his parliamentary party to suspend Neasa Hourigan and Patrick Costello.

# eamon-ryan - Friday 6 May, 2022

'People might be reading too much into it': Eamon Ryan suggests peat briquettes won't be banned
# Smoky Fuels
# Smoky Fuels

'People might be reading too much into it': Eamon Ryan suggests peat briquettes won't be banned

May 6th 2022, 8:21 AM 22,219 Views 48 Comments

The smoky fuel ban is due to come into being later this year.

FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?

May 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 16,661 Views 52 Comments

# eamon-ryan - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Govt won't oppose fresh Dáil motion challenging turf sale restrictions
# Turf Wars
# Turf Wars

Govt won't oppose fresh Dáil motion challenging turf sale restrictions

Updated May 4th 2022, 9:42 PM 27,222 Views 28 Comments

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice’s motion calls on the Dáil to recognise that turf is a fuel many people are dependent on.

€10.5 million allocated to BAI for climate action, live music and Irish language broadcasting
# Bai
# Bai

€10.5 million allocated to BAI for climate action, live music and Irish language broadcasting

May 4th 2022, 2:58 PM 9,324 Views 13 Comments

The funding was announced by Culture Minister Catherine Martin today.

Concerns raised by Ukrainians and Eamon Ryan over planned Russian rally in Phoenix Park

Concerns raised by Ukrainians and Eamon Ryan over planned Russian rally in Phoenix Park

May 4th 2022, 2:45 PM 32,294 Views 79 Comments

Climate Minister Eamon Ryan raised concerns that it would “antagonise” people and that it should be called off.

# eamon-ryan - Thursday 28 April, 2022

'How many deaths should we tolerate?': Eamon Ryan compares turf plans to the smoking ban
# Turf Wars Burn On
# Turf Wars Burn On

'How many deaths should we tolerate?': Eamon Ryan compares turf plans to the smoking ban

Apr 28th 2022, 1:34 PM 28,715 Views 102 Comments

Leaders Questions saw the third day of intense political debate over the turf issue.

# eamon-ryan - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Salads and cycling aren't weird: Taoiseach comes to Eamon Ryan's defence amid Dáil criticism

Salads and cycling aren't weird: Taoiseach comes to Eamon Ryan's defence amid Dáil criticism

Apr 26th 2022, 5:58 PM 49,810 Views 48 Comments

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said Martin was drinking too much green tea and that it had gone to his head.

# eamon-ryan - Sunday 24 April, 2022

Ryan's response to Dáil question on turf ban omitted the word 'draft'
# Turfed Out
# Turfed Out

Ryan's response to Dáil question on turf ban omitted the word 'draft'

Apr 24th 2022, 2:07 PM 41,065 Views 45 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan confirmed that his response to the question was based on draft regulations and has yet to go to the government.

# eamon-ryan - Friday 22 April, 2022

Ukrainians allowed to exchange driving licence for an Irish one, Minister announces
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

Ukrainians allowed to exchange driving licence for an Irish one, Minister announces

Apr 22nd 2022, 8:34 PM 31,417 Views 65 Comments

The new licence will be valid for 12 months and will apply to cars only.

'It's made criminals out of decent people': People Before Profit to introduce Bill to legalise cannabis
# Drugs
# Drugs

'It's made criminals out of decent people': People Before Profit to introduce Bill to legalise cannabis

Apr 22nd 2022, 6:00 AM 29,398 Views 74 Comments

Four years ago the Green Party favoured the establishment of Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland.

# eamon-ryan - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar
# Turf Wars
# Turf Wars

Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar

Updated Apr 13th 2022, 6:45 PM 49,346 Views 112 Comments

Concerns were raised about turf not being available for sale in shops, particularly given the energy crisis and rising inflation.

# eamon-ryan - Friday 8 April, 2022

Dublin Bus fares can't be cut before May as on-board machines need to be manually recalibrated
# Not Yet
# Not Yet

Dublin Bus fares can't be cut before May as on-board machines need to be manually recalibrated

Apr 8th 2022, 6:16 PM 27,181 Views 41 Comments

Every ticket machine in every bus has to be manually tweaked to deal with the technical upgrade.

# eamon-ryan - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Further package of measures to help ease the cost of living to be approved next week
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Further package of measures to help ease the cost of living to be approved next week

Apr 7th 2022, 6:30 AM 60,691 Views 67 Comments

Environment Minister Eamon Ryan and his officials are finalising measures that will help tackle the rising costs of fuel, energy and food.

# eamon-ryan - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Govt to consider time-of-day-pricing for electricity in bid to tackle cost of living
# Energy Prices
# Energy Prices

Govt to consider time-of-day-pricing for electricity in bid to tackle cost of living

Updated Mar 31st 2022, 3:52 PM 29,839 Views 38 Comments
  • Time-of-day pricing is where the price of electricity is less expensive at night than during the daytime as there is less demand.
  • A package of measures to help with the rising cost of energy will be announced in the coming weeks.
  • Minister Eamon Ryan says we cannot rule out LNG as an option.

# eamon-ryan - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

N20 Cork-Limerick road seen as important step in linking two of Ireland’s biggest city regions
# Road And Greenway
# Road And Greenway

N20 Cork-Limerick road seen as important step in linking two of Ireland’s biggest city regions

Mar 30th 2022, 7:28 PM 19,993 Views 19 Comments

The 80 kilometre new dual carriageway will stretch between Cork City and Limerick.

# eamon-ryan - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

Energy prices: Government moving to ease financial pressure but 'won't be able to do it all'
# Price Hike
# Price Hike

Energy prices: Government moving to ease financial pressure but 'won't be able to do it all'

Mar 15th 2022, 5:02 PM 14,010 Views 10 Comments

Martin said he expects the European Commission to suggest alternative cost-cutting measures by the end of the month.

Taoiseach: Officials vetting accommodation for refugees amid report of 'sex for housing' offer
# Refugees In Ireland
# Refugees In Ireland

Taoiseach: Officials vetting accommodation for refugees amid report of 'sex for housing' offer

Mar 15th 2022, 4:28 PM 30,388 Views 16 Comments

Taoiseach says Ireland will take in a further 500 Ukrainian refugees that are currently in Moldova.

# eamon-ryan - Saturday 12 March, 2022

Government rules out turning away Russian oil from Dublin Port
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Government rules out turning away Russian oil from Dublin Port

Mar 12th 2022, 12:10 PM 47,789 Views 49 Comments

The tanker is landing in Dublin Port today.

# eamon-ryan - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Expert says Ryan 'spot on' to advise slowing down, warns Govt may have to lower speed limits
# Fuel Crisis
# Fuel Crisis

Expert says Ryan 'spot on' to advise slowing down, warns Govt may have to lower speed limits

Mar 10th 2022, 7:30 PM 45,871 Views 101 Comments

Eamon Ryan has encouraged people to keep their bills down by driving slower.

# eamon-ryan - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Cost of taxsaver tickets to be reduced by 20% in April as part of cost of living measures
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Cost of taxsaver tickets to be reduced by 20% in April as part of cost of living measures

Mar 9th 2022, 6:15 AM 10,699 Views 15 Comments

A full 20% reduction in public transport costs is set to be implemented in May.

# eamon-ryan - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

€80 fines for drivers who park on paths, cycle lanes and bus lanes from today
# Stay In Your Lane
# Stay In Your Lane

€80 fines for drivers who park on paths, cycle lanes and bus lanes from today

Updated Feb 1st 2022, 12:10 PM 32,929 Views 55 Comments

Parked cars in cycle and bus lanes can cause road users to swerve unexpectedly to avoid them, which posed a danger.

# eamon-ryan - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow
# Crunch Talks
# Crunch Talks

Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 1:00 PM 62,368 Views 89 Comments

NPHET is to meet this afternoon to discuss possible easing of Covid restrictions.

# eamon-ryan - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Publicans will 'make every effort' to provide later opening this weekend if given go-ahead
# Measures
# Measures

Publicans will 'make every effort' to provide later opening this weekend if given go-ahead

Updated Jan 19th 2022, 12:37 PM 46,984 Views 54 Comments

The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to issue its latest guidance to government tomorrow.

# eamon-ryan - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

No change to hospitality restrictions until February at the earliest, Taoiseach confirms
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

No change to hospitality restrictions until February at the earliest, Taoiseach confirms

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 12:32 PM 45,282 Views 92 Comments

Micheál Martin said that Cabinet would discuss the restrictions on hospitality again at the end of January.

# eamon-ryan - Friday 24 December, 2021

Coalition leaders’ personal relationship ‘very good’ – but no festive pints this year
# Three Leaders
# Three Leaders

Coalition leaders’ personal relationship ‘very good’ – but no festive pints this year

Dec 24th 2021, 7:05 AM 15,626 Views 28 Comments

The Taoiseach said the three leaders trust each other, so far.

# eamon-ryan - Sunday 19 December, 2021

Eamon Ryan tests positive for Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Eamon Ryan tests positive for Covid-19

Dec 19th 2021, 5:30 PM 94,637 Views 98 Comments

The Green leader is self-isolating at home.

Union asks Minister to consider reducing public transport capacity
# Eamon Ryan
# Eamon Ryan

Union asks Minister to consider reducing public transport capacity

Dec 19th 2021, 10:33 AM 19,973 Views 17 Comments

The capacity on public transport has been at 100% since 1 September.

# eamon-ryan - Friday 17 December, 2021

Asylum seekers can now apply for a driving licence in Ireland
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Asylum seekers can now apply for a driving licence in Ireland

Dec 17th 2021, 9:15 PM 16,474 Views 21 Comments

It follows a High Court ruling that asylum seekers in Ireland meet the residency requirements to apply for a licence.

# eamon-ryan - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

NPHET to brief coalition party leaders this evening
# Omicron
# Omicron

NPHET to brief coalition party leaders this evening

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 7:00 PM 32,894 Views 46 Comments

The meeting this evening takes place prior to NPHET’s meeting on Thursday.

# eamon-ryan - Monday 13 December, 2021

Government cannot rule out further restrictions in response to Omicron, Eamon Ryan says
# Omicron
# Omicron

Government cannot rule out further restrictions in response to Omicron, Eamon Ryan says

Dec 13th 2021, 7:14 PM 43,056 Views 36 Comments

The minister also said plans to further accelerate the vaccine booster programme would be considered this week.

# eamon-ryan - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Decision to approve controversial Galway City Ring Road 'bizarre', Green Party senator says
# Ring Road
# Ring Road

Decision to approve controversial Galway City Ring Road 'bizarre', Green Party senator says

Dec 8th 2021, 3:09 PM 26,708 Views 75 Comments
  • Chronic traffic congestion in Galway has been an issue for years.
  • For more than two decades, a bypass around the city centre has been a large part of the discussion around solutions.
  • An Bórd Pleanála last night approved plans for a Galway City Ring Road route around the north of the city.

# eamon-ryan - Monday 29 November, 2021

Public consultation launched on all-island strategic rail review
# Public Consultation
# Public Consultation

Public consultation launched on all-island strategic rail review

Nov 29th 2021, 5:28 PM 21,598 Views 33 Comments

The deadline for submissions as part of the public consultation is January 21, 2022.

# eamon-ryan - Sunday 28 November, 2021

It will take several weeks to see full impact of Omicron, says Eamon Ryan
# Omicron
# Omicron

It will take several weeks to see full impact of Omicron, says Eamon Ryan

Updated Nov 28th 2021, 4:27 PM 37,356 Views 81 Comments

The minister said government will heed public health advice, but added that “our people need a social life’” for their wellbeing.

# eamon-ryan - Saturday 27 November, 2021

Climate action benefits are not just environmental, says Ryan
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Climate action benefits are not just environmental, says Ryan

Nov 27th 2021, 6:13 PM 13,984 Views 51 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan spoke at the party’s national convention this evening.

# eamon-ryan - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

SIPTU is calling for reduced passenger numbers on public transport 'for safety'
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

SIPTU is calling for reduced passenger numbers on public transport 'for safety'

Nov 24th 2021, 7:16 PM 14,247 Views 25 Comments

The trade union said its representatives had written today to Transport Minister Eamon Ryan

# eamon-ryan - Friday 19 November, 2021

Regulations have been signed for a Deposit Return Scheme for plastic bottles and aluminium cans
# Deposit Return Scheme
# Deposit Return Scheme

Regulations have been signed for a Deposit Return Scheme for plastic bottles and aluminium cans

Nov 19th 2021, 9:18 PM 39,404 Views 40 Comments

The drinks industry is to fund and operate the scheme.

# eamon-ryan - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Appointments to climate advisory council followed ‘letter of the law’, Eamon Ryan says
# Independent Council
# Independent Council

Appointments to climate advisory council followed ‘letter of the law’, Eamon Ryan says

Nov 18th 2021, 5:45 PM 11,849 Views 23 Comments

Sinn Féin has accused Ryan of “cronyism” over the appointment of his former special adviser and an ex-Green Party candidate to the council.

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