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#Eamon Ryan

# eamon-ryan - Sunday 19 December, 2021

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 19,991 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 16,533 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 32,896 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 43,065 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 26,770 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 21,612 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 37,358 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 13,989 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 14,255 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 39,417 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 11,850 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.

# eamon-ryan - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Eamon Ryan did not sanction €10m emergency power contract payment, says spokesperson
# Winter Power Supply
# Winter Power Supply

Eamon Ryan did not sanction €10m emergency power contract payment, says spokesperson

Nov 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 25,110 Views 0 Comments

The Dáil heard claims that EirGrid made a €10 million payment to ESB for a contract that was never completed.

# eamon-ryan - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Ryan announces €60m in funding for community climate projects
# Environment
# Environment

Ryan announces €60m in funding for community climate projects

Nov 10th 2021, 8:52 PM 12,676 Views 31 Comments

Ryan also announced the launch of a new National Dialogue on Climate Action

# eamon-ryan - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

'How did this happen?' Dáil hears further concerns about €10m emergency power contract payment
# Esb And Eirgrid
# Esb And Eirgrid

'How did this happen?' Dáil hears further concerns about €10m emergency power contract payment

Nov 9th 2021, 4:21 PM 17,881 Views 0 Comments

Last week, TD Barry Cowen alleged that the ESB may have “orchestrated” the current energy crisis for its own benefit.

Negotiations continue at COP26 as focus turns to women’s role in climate fight
# Climate
# Climate

Negotiations continue at COP26 as focus turns to women’s role in climate fight

Nov 9th 2021, 6:46 AM 5,016 Views 1 Comment

Ministers are also set to speak on their countries’ approach to tackling crisis.

# eamon-ryan - Monday 8 November, 2021

Eamon Ryan has said he took a second Covid-19 test because the first was 'inconclusive'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Eamon Ryan has said he took a second Covid-19 test because the first was 'inconclusive'

Nov 8th 2021, 6:52 PM 44,954 Views 60 Comments

A spokesperson said that the HSE had recommended a second test and that has returned a negative result.

# eamon-ryan - Sunday 7 November, 2021

Eamon Ryan will travel to Cop26 after second test gives negative Covid-19 result
# Eamon Ryan
# Eamon Ryan

Eamon Ryan will travel to Cop26 after second test gives negative Covid-19 result

Nov 7th 2021, 1:17 PM 52,597 Views 116 Comments

Minister Ryan had received news of a positive Covid-19 test on Saturday.

ESB assures staff it had no hand in 'orchestrated' energy crisis, following TD's Dáil claims
# Dáil Claims
# Dáil Claims

ESB assures staff it had no hand in 'orchestrated' energy crisis, following TD's Dáil claims

Nov 7th 2021, 12:09 PM 26,400 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen alleged in the Dáil that EirGrid made a €10 million initial payment to the semi-State firm on a €110 million contract.

# eamon-ryan - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Environment Minister Eamon Ryan tests positive for Covid-19
# Cop26
# Cop26

Environment Minister Eamon Ryan tests positive for Covid-19

Nov 6th 2021, 7:27 PM 50,517 Views 69 Comments

Minister Ryan was supposed to travel to Glasgow tomorrow for the COP26 climate summit.

# eamon-ryan - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Barry Cowen claims the ESB may have ‘orchestrated’ the current energy crisis
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Barry Cowen claims the ESB may have ‘orchestrated’ the current energy crisis

Nov 3rd 2021, 6:45 PM 45,405 Views 0 Comments

Cowen asked why the ESB is being rewarded “handsomely despite exacerbating the supply shortage”.

# eamon-ryan - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Debunked: No, Eamon Ryan isn't telling radio stations not to play ‘Driving home for Christmas’
# Satire
# Satire

Debunked: No, Eamon Ryan isn't telling radio stations not to play ‘Driving home for Christmas’

Nov 2nd 2021, 6:00 PM 24,389 Views 1 Comment

A satirical post claiming that the Green Party leader said the song “promotes car use” has duped people on social media.

# eamon-ryan - Friday 29 October, 2021

Gardaí against introduction of dedicated transport police, Transport Minister says
# Nrbu
# Nrbu

Gardaí against introduction of dedicated transport police, Transport Minister says

Oct 29th 2021, 9:20 PM 27,959 Views 58 Comments

The National Bus and Rail Union is to ballot its members on possible strike action in protest at a rise in anti-social behaviour on public transport.

Over 100 rural villages to have frequent public transport service for first time under new plan
# Connecting Ireland
# Connecting Ireland

Over 100 rural villages to have frequent public transport service for first time under new plan

Oct 29th 2021, 5:15 PM 38,549 Views 34 Comments

The plan was published today for public consultation.

# eamon-ryan - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Covid Cabinet sub committee discuss compliance, antigen tests and boosters
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Covid Cabinet sub committee discuss compliance, antigen tests and boosters

Oct 26th 2021, 8:01 PM 17,744 Views 55 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says there are concerns about the level of infection among healthcare workers and patients in hospital.

Energy crisis: Ireland among 11 countries that opposed plan for EU countries to jointly buy gas
# Price Crunch
# Price Crunch

Energy crisis: Ireland among 11 countries that opposed plan for EU countries to jointly buy gas

Oct 26th 2021, 10:57 AM 28,251 Views 37 Comments

Ireland, Germany, Austria and Denmark are among those that opposed an energy proposal submitted by France and Spain.

Eamon Ryan says carbon budget a 'significant milestone' in efforts to tackle climate change
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Eamon Ryan says carbon budget a 'significant milestone' in efforts to tackle climate change

Oct 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 17,709 Views 107 Comments

The first proposed carbon budget was sent to the minister yesterday after long deliberations.

# eamon-ryan - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Government to cover legal bill for families of R116 victims
# R116
# R116

Government to cover legal bill for families of R116 victims

Updated Oct 21st 2021, 7:33 PM 31,217 Views 19 Comments

Eamon Ryan has told families of the victims of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter R116 crash that the Government will cover their legal costs.

# eamon-ryan - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Government approves legislation to allow for e-scooters in public spaces
# E-scooters
# E-scooters

Government approves legislation to allow for e-scooters in public spaces

Oct 19th 2021, 5:18 PM 32,503 Views 45 Comments

At present, e-scooters are currently not regulated in Ireland.

# eamon-ryan - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Mediator appointed to oversee IAA dispute talks with Air Traffic controllers
# Air Traffic Controllers
# Air Traffic Controllers

Mediator appointed to oversee IAA dispute talks with Air Traffic controllers

Oct 14th 2021, 1:57 PM 7,808 Views 4 Comments

Kieran Mulvey will lead the talks to solve the industrial relations row between management and air traffic controllers.

# eamon-ryan - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Irish Aviation Authority accuses air traffic controllers of 'an act of sabotage'
# Irish Aviation Authority
# Irish Aviation Authority

Irish Aviation Authority accuses air traffic controllers of 'an act of sabotage'

Oct 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 48,786 Views 19 Comments

Senior managers claimed that air controllers were seeking to undermine the international reputation of the IAA.

# eamon-ryan - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered
# Metrolink
# Metrolink

Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered

Sep 28th 2021, 4:08 PM 11,352 Views 33 Comments

The Taoiseach says it is ‘wrong’ to say the project has not been delayed.

# eamon-ryan - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Supply and demand: What's behind the surge in Irish and European energy prices this year?
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Supply and demand: What's behind the surge in Irish and European energy prices this year?

Sep 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,227 Views 45 Comments
  • Demand for gas and electricity has surged this year as economies reopened and businesses ramped back up.
  • European benchmark gas prices have tripled as a result.
  • The problems have been exacerbated in Ireland by the temporary closure of two gas-fired power stations.

# eamon-ryan - Monday 20 September, 2021

Blackouts and power shortages 'not expected' this winter, says Eamon Ryan
# Electricity Bills
# Electricity Bills

Blackouts and power shortages 'not expected' this winter, says Eamon Ryan

Sep 20th 2021, 2:56 PM 17,650 Views 27 Comments

The minister’s remarks come after the UK government held emergency talks with energy companies over spiralling price increases.

# eamon-ryan - Friday 17 September, 2021

Here's how the new M50 variable speed limits will work
# Driving
# Driving

Here's how the new M50 variable speed limits will work

Updated Sep 17th 2021, 2:31 PM 73,516 Views 129 Comments

The new system is expected to take full effect on the motorway by early 2023.

# eamon-ryan - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Longer opening hours for pubs and nightclubs under new laws, as publicans call for 5am closing time
# Time Please
# Time Please

Longer opening hours for pubs and nightclubs under new laws, as publicans call for 5am closing time

Sep 15th 2021, 12:17 PM 92,869 Views 88 Comments

A memo gone to Cabinet today sets out that the country’s licensing laws need to be updated as some date back to the 19th century.

# eamon-ryan - Monday 13 September, 2021

As Fine Gael think-in begins, Varadkar and ministers apologise to their party for 'bad summer'
# Reset
# Reset

As Fine Gael think-in begins, Varadkar and ministers apologise to their party for 'bad summer'

Updated Sep 13th 2021, 3:30 PM 36,715 Views 86 Comments

The FG leader said it was time to “refresh, regroup and reset”.

# eamon-ryan - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

'Most polluting' solid fuels to be banned in Ireland within a year
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'Most polluting' solid fuels to be banned in Ireland within a year

Sep 7th 2021, 8:28 AM 51,782 Views 69 Comments

Each year some 1,300 people die in Ireland due to air pollution from solid fuel burning.

# eamon-ryan - Monday 30 August, 2021

Eamon Ryan says there's no space for 'demeaning' private messages after Green TD apology
# Brian Leddin
# Brian Leddin

Eamon Ryan says there's no space for 'demeaning' private messages after Green TD apology

Aug 30th 2021, 3:09 PM 32,532 Views 0 Comments

Limerick City TD Brian Leddin apologised at the weekend for messages posted in a WhatsApp group.

# eamon-ryan - Friday 20 August, 2021

‘No-one is listening’: Dublin Bus drivers ask minister to listen to concerns on work changes
# Driven To Action
# Driven To Action

‘No-one is listening’: Dublin Bus drivers ask minister to listen to concerns on work changes

Aug 20th 2021, 2:25 PM 38,865 Views 66 Comments

Drivers say they may be forced to drive multiple different routes with a more unpredictable schedule.

# eamon-ryan - Monday 9 August, 2021

Eamon Ryan 'regrets' controversy caused by Zappone and Green Party events
# Guidelines
# Guidelines

Eamon Ryan 'regrets' controversy caused by Zappone and Green Party events

Aug 9th 2021, 10:55 AM 31,532 Views 76 Comments

“In hindsight, in terms of maintaining public confidence, I’d prefer had we not attended those events,” the minister said today.