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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Eamon Ryan

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# 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.
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.
# Positive
Eamon Ryan tests positive for Covid-19 for second time
He tested positive this afternoon.
# Ukraine
Eight sites identified for modular homes to house Ukrainian refugees
Student accommodation will no longer be available for refugees at the end of the summer.
# Cost of Living
Govt won't be dropping motorway tolls as part of its plan to tackle the cost-of-living surge
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says he is not a fan of tolls but they do help pay for road infrastructure.
A spokesperson for Minister Eamon Ryan has confirmed that there are no plans to reduce toll charges despite commuters facing crippling price hikes in fuel, reports Christina Finn.
Some in Govt circles say they are open to looking at reducing toll charges, but fear that such a proposal would not get past the Greens.
One Fine Gael TD says he is in favour of a toll reduction, saying it would help motorists that are under pressure.
No 'magic money tree' to help with fuel costs, says minister as pump prices jump above €2 a litre
Telling people to tighten their belts shows Govt is 'out of touch' on cost of living, says SF
# Richard O'Donoghue
Eamon Ryan rejects TD's claim that he had his bike driven to Limerick just for a photo op
In his response, the minister said that he doesn’t have a state car or a state driver.
# nights out
'We're in the midst of a crisis': Dublin revellers warned of taxi shortage over bank holiday
Taxi driver representatives have said they feel as though they are being blamed for a crisis that is the government’s responsibility.
# not my hometown
Cheaper to fly to Rome and see Springsteen than to go to Dublin gigs, Dáil told
Tickets for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Dublin’s RDS cost up to €156.
# budget 2023
Ryan signals need for social welfare and tax changes to get country through 'very difficult period'
Taoiseach has said there will be “a challenging number of months ahead with the cost of living”.
# postmasters
'Social value' of local post offices must be protected, communications committee hears
The committee heard today that local post offices were a fundamental part of smaller towns and villages, but were at risk of being subsumed by provision of services online.
# Final Call
DAA given until tomorrow morning to find solutions to airport chaos, ministers say
Around 1,000 people missed a flight yesterday because of lengthy queues.
# Dublin
Business owners divided over Capel Street pedestrianisation today
Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland, addressed some of the fears business owners on the street may have.
# dail arithmetic
Explainer: Has last night's controversial NMH vote brought an election closer?
Absolutely not, according to Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.
Eamon Ryan says his party 'showed real strength' in suspending two Green TDs
The party leader said there was “consensus” within his parliamentary party to suspend Neasa Hourigan and Patrick Costello.
# smoky fuels
'People might be reading too much into it': Eamon Ryan suggests peat briquettes won't be banned
The smoky fuel ban is due to come into being later this year.
# factfind
FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?
Turf and other solid fuels contribute to air pollution – which can have damaging health effects.
'How many deaths should we tolerate?': Eamon Ryan compares turf plans to the smoking ban
Govt told to 'go back to the bog' as Taoiseach pledges 'no ban on use of turf this year'
# turf wars
Govt won't oppose fresh Dáil motion challenging turf sale restrictions
Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice’s motion calls on the Dáil to recognise that turf is a fuel many people are dependent on.
# Bai
€10.5 million allocated to BAI for climate action, live music and Irish language broadcasting
The funding was announced by Culture Minister Catherine Martin today.
Concerns raised by Ukrainians and Eamon Ryan over planned Russian rally in Phoenix Park
Climate Minister Eamon Ryan raised concerns that it would “antagonise” people and that it should be called off.
# turf wars burn on
'How many deaths should we tolerate?': Eamon Ryan compares turf plans to the smoking ban
Leaders Questions saw the third day of intense political debate over the turf issue.
Salads and cycling aren't weird: Taoiseach comes to Eamon Ryan's defence amid Dáil criticism
Independent TD Mattie McGrath said Martin was drinking too much green tea and that it had gone to his head.
# Turfed Out
Ryan's response to Dáil question on turf ban omitted the word 'draft'
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.
# ukrainian refugees
Ukrainians allowed to exchange driving licence for an Irish one, Minister announces
The new licence will be valid for 12 months and will apply to cars only.
# Drugs
'It's made criminals out of decent people': People Before Profit to introduce Bill to legalise cannabis
Four years ago the Green Party favoured the establishment of Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland.
# turf wars
Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar
Concerns were raised about turf not being available for sale in shops, particularly given the energy crisis and rising inflation.
# not yet
Dublin Bus fares can't be cut before May as on-board machines need to be manually recalibrated
Every ticket machine in every bus has to be manually tweaked to deal with the technical upgrade.
# Cabinet
Further package of measures to help ease the cost of living to be approved next week
Environment Minister Eamon Ryan and his officials are finalising measures that will help tackle the rising costs of fuel, energy and food.
# Energy prices
Govt to consider time-of-day-pricing for electricity in bid to tackle cost of living
On Wednesday, Electric Ireland became the latest energy firm to announce a price increase.
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.
Online interest in electric vehicles peaked in Ireland as fuel costs soared
EU might not give the green light on VAT reduction on fuel until May
# road and greenway
N20 Cork-Limerick road seen as important step in linking two of Ireland’s biggest city regions
The 80 kilometre new dual carriageway will stretch between Cork City and Limerick.
# Price hike
Energy prices: Government moving to ease financial pressure but 'won't be able to do it all'
Martin said he expects the European Commission to suggest alternative cost-cutting measures by the end of the month.
# refugees in ireland
Taoiseach: Officials vetting accommodation for refugees amid report of 'sex for housing' offer
Taoiseach says Ireland will take in a further 500 Ukrainian refugees that are currently in Moldova.
# Sanctions
Government rules out turning away Russian oil from Dublin Port
The tanker is landing in Dublin Port today.
# fuel crisis
Expert says Ryan 'spot on' to advise slowing down, warns Govt may have to lower speed limits
Eamon Ryan has encouraged people to keep their bills down by driving slower.
# Public Transport
Cost of taxsaver tickets to be reduced by 20% in April as part of cost of living measures
A full 20% reduction in public transport costs is set to be implemented in May.
# stay in your lane
€80 fines for drivers who park on paths, cycle lanes and bus lanes from today
Parked cars in cycle and bus lanes can cause road users to swerve unexpectedly to avoid them, which posed a danger.
# crunch talks
Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow
NPHET is to meet this afternoon to discuss possible easing of Covid restrictions.
# Measures
Publicans will 'make every effort' to provide later opening this weekend if given go-ahead
The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to issue its latest guidance to government tomorrow.
# close contacts
No change to hospitality restrictions until February at the earliest, Taoiseach confirms
Micheál Martin said that Cabinet would discuss the restrictions on hospitality again at the end of January.
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# three leaders
Coalition leaders’ personal relationship ‘very good’ – but no festive pints this year
The Taoiseach said the three leaders trust each other, so far.