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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Eamon Ryan

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2022
# Energy Crisis
As winter approaches, not all energy bill 'hardship funds' are created equal
The Journal asked a number of energy companies if like Electric Ireland, they too had set up hardship funds for customers in need.
# Energy
1,000 disconnections in first half of this year as minister promises action plan in weeks
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says 450,000 PAYG customers are being abandoned by Government.
# energy costs
More financial supports for struggling householders may be announced soon, Ryan indicates
The financial aid is set to be part of the upcoming Energy Poverty Strategy Review.
# Electricity
Govt will not oppose SF motion on protections for PAYG customers and banning of disconnections
Minister Eamon Ryan is understood to be working on a new action plan.
# Pathfinder Programme
New 'ambitious' transport projects 'will be delivered at speed' within the next three years
Making College Green car-free is among the proposals.
# emergency power
Government formally submits application for second emergency power station in Dublin
The proposed Huntstown facility is expected to provide approximately 50 megawatts to the Irish grid.
The proposed Huntstown facility is expected to provide approximately 50 megawatts to the Irish grid.
EirGrid has predicted that Ireland will face electricity shortages over the next ten years.
Electricity demand is expected to rise, particularly with the increase in number of data centres in Ireland.
Bríd Smith: Expansion of data centres is not going to help our serious energy woes
EirGrid raises concern over 'significant' electricity supply issues
# GDPR
RSA says GDPR limited the level of road crash data it could publish, as questions raised in Dáil
The RSA says this is due to the fact that ‘the data must be treated as personal data in order to comply with GDPR demands’.
# budget 2023
Cabinet signs off on plan for three €200 energy credits
The credits are due to be paid in November, January and March.
# energy costs
Electric Ireland, SSE Airtricity and Bord Gáis price hikes kick in this weekend
Increases for Electric Ireland and SSE Airtricity customers comes into effect today.
# Metrolink
Planning application submitted for 'ambitious' Dublin Metrolink
While the ‘precise’ cost of the project is not yet known, the ‘central’ estimate is €9.5 billion.
# Windfall levy
EU agrees to windfall levy on energy companies which could generate €2 billion for Ireland
Speaking prior to the agreement, Enegery Minister Eamon RyanIreland can expect up to €2 billion from the deal.
# sun power
All schools to get funding for solar panels to fight rising cost of energy
The strategy is part of a climate focused shift in the school Summer Works Scheme.
# Leaders' Questions
Green Party leader accuses Sinn Féin of 'following Tory approach' with energy price cap plan
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty responded by saying that Minister Ryan is ‘in bed with the Irish Tories’.
# safe public transport
Taoiseach to engage with ministers on the issue of police on public transport
Micheál Martin says public transport must be safe and affordable.
# windfall tax
Government to consider EU’s windfall tax plans as part of budget
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is to set out detailed plans.
# Electricity
Customers to receive electricity credit before Christmas, says minister
Energy Minister Eamon Ryan said households will get another energy credit to help with their skyrocketing bills before Christmas.
Householders will receive an increased energy credit before the end of the year.
Cabinet has approved a renewed public advice campaign on energy consumption.
The EU has proposed to cap the huge revenues earned power companies.
# Energy
Using household appliances outside peak hours will help shore up energy security, says Ryan
The three coalition leaders met last night to discuss the rising cost in energy and supports needed.
# Energy Crisis
Use of street Christmas lights being considered by local councils amidst energy crisis, says Ryan
The energy minister said there’s no guarantees that power blackouts can be avoided this winter.
# back to college
Students that use private bus companies to have fares cut by 50%
The Young Adult Card and Student Leap Card fare initiative is being extended to the commercial bus sector.
# Budget supports
'Significant intervention is needed': Coalition leaders to meet to discuss rising energy costs
Minister for Energy Eamon Ryan will bring a memo to Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting setting out a series of options.
# Energy prices
Eamon Ryan warns that this winter will be a 'dramatic and difficult period in energy'
The first Cabinet meeting since the recess took place this morning.
# Energy Crisis
Risk of electricity blackouts in Ireland ‘slightly worse’ than last winter, committee hears
Eamon Ryan is appearing before the Committee this afternoon alongside Eirgrid and the Commission for Regulation of Utilities.
# Energy Crisis
'Enough is enough': Cowen says those responsible for energy crisis must be held accountable
The Department, EirGrid and CRU are ‘all asleep at the wheel’, the Fianna Fáil TD told The Journal.
# winter blackouts
Eamon Ryan warns Ireland needs to be 'very careful' over energy supplies this winter
There are fears over the country’s energy supplies.
# mary ryan
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan's mother has died
The Green Party said Mary Ryan “died suddenly in the early hours of Wednesday morning”.
# Public Transport
Govt plans fare reductions on commercial buses for 19 to 23-year-olds before return to college
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said that it was difficult to implement the changes due to different ticketing systems on commercial buses.
# Public Transport
More 24-hour Dublin buses to be rolled out in autumn
Increase in late-night services across the public transport network is being kept under review, Dept of Transport tells The Journal.
# late-night public transport
Late-night Luas service ruled out, as hours needed for maintenance
The Luas will not operate a 24-hour service as the NTA says it carries out maintenance when the trams are out of service.
# Protest
Retired An Post employees protest 'lousy' 2% pension hike at Department of Communications
The pensioners staged the demonstration outside the Department of Environment and Communications over Minister Eamon Ryan’s “failure” to sign off on the increase.
# climate action
Government leaders fail to reach agreement on agriculture emissions reduction targets
Negotiations are set to continue tonight and tomorrow morning.
# EPA
Eamon Ryan says 'we have to do more' as greenhouse gas emissions top pre-pandemic levels
The figures show an increase in emissions of 4.7% in 2021 compared to 2020, when Covid restrictions had led to a significant decrease in emissions.
The Environmental Protection Agency report shows an increase in emissions of 4.7% in 2021 compared to 2020, when Covid-19 restrictions were in place.
There was a 17.6% increase in emissions from the energy industries sector, attributable to a tripling of coal and oil use in electricity generation last year.
Agriculture emissions increased by 3% last year, the third year in a row that emissions have risen in the sector.
'Impossible' targets would undermine agri-sector's 'green image', McConalogue told Ryan
Ireland 'urgently' needs to do more to protect coasts and adapt to climate change impacts
# CLIMATE CRISIS
'Impossible' targets would undermine agri-sector's 'green image', McConalogue told Ryan
As the debate on farming’s emissions persists, officials from the departments of agriculture and climate came before an Oireachtas committee today.
# Climate Change
'It ain't just agriculture': Minister says other sectors must 'step up' to meet carbon emission targets
The sectoral carbon emission targets were due to be published before the summer recess.
# Dublin Airport
Overflowing toilets and long queues: Passenger complaints about Dublin Airport at start of summer
Details of passengers’ experiences were released under FOI.
Correspondence sent to the Department of Transport shows the frustrations of those who used the airport in late May.
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has said the Government will not cut passenger numbers at the airport.
# baggage and flights
Aer Lingus refusing to appear before Oireachtas Committee is 'unacceptable', says chairperson
Eamon Ryan said that he would be meeting with Ryanair and Aer Lingus this week.
# Metrolink
Eamon Ryan: 'Utmost commitment' to deliver MetroLink following 8,000 submissions from public
Construction on the project is forecasted to begin in 2025, with it set to be completed in the early 2030s.
# Cost of Living
Eamon Ryan 'wouldn't object' to bringing Budget forward to September
The Minister for Transport said the matter will be discussed at Cabinet next week.
# airport chaos
Members of Defence Forces concerned about Cabinet approval of army standby for Dublin Airport
The president of PDForra pointed out that the Defence Forces are already short-staffed and this will increase pressure on members at barracks.
# late night luas
Luas could run past 1am as NTA examines extending operational hours, says minister
Increased public transport capacity could help address the taxi shortage in Dublin, the transport minister indicated.
# DAA
Officials seek meeting with US airlines group amid concerns over Dublin Airport delays
Taoiseach says the delays at Dublin Airport has not caused damage to Irish tourism.