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Sunday 2 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Eamon Ryan

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# reset
As Fine Gael think-in begins, Varadkar and ministers apologise to their party for 'bad summer'
The FG leader said it was time to “refresh, regroup and reset”.
# Climate Change
'Most polluting' solid fuels to be banned in Ireland within a year
Each year some 1,300 people die in Ireland due to air pollution from solid fuel burning.
# Brian Leddin
Eamon Ryan says there's no space for 'demeaning' private messages after Green TD apology
Limerick City TD Brian Leddin apologised at the weekend for messages posted in a WhatsApp group.
# Driven to action
‘No-one is listening’: Dublin Bus drivers ask minister to listen to concerns on work changes
Drivers say they may be forced to drive multiple different routes with a more unpredictable schedule.
# Guidelines
Eamon Ryan 'regrets' controversy caused by Zappone and Green Party events
“In hindsight, in terms of maintaining public confidence, I’d prefer had we not attended those events,” the minister said today.
# Climate Change
'All countries must play their part': Minister says climate report is 'stark reminder' of crisis
The important UN report found that the scale of recent climate changes is unprecedented.
# Cabinet approval
Eamon Ryan says despite process 'misgivings', Katherine Zappone will make 'excellent' envoy
The Taoiseach would not be drawn today on whether the job was Zappone’s idea.
# reopening
Offices likely to be in a position to begin reopening in September, minister says
Minister Eamon Ryan said the return to offices will be “done on a staged basis”.
Carbon neutral by 2050: President Higgins signs Climate Action Bill into law
“Today is a landmark day,” said Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.
# climate action
Concerns over 'last-minute' changes to how carbon emissions are calculated under Climate Action Bill
Campaigners worry about what the late changes will mean for Ireland’s carbon budgets.
# Cyber Security
Major investment and increase in staff at National Cyber Security Centre
An increase in the NCSC will see it rise by €2.5m for 2022.
# Climate Change
Ryan: 'No country serious about climate change can invest in gas terminals'
He made the statement when questioned on the use of liquified natural gas terminals in Ireland today.
# green cert
Government expects to 'stick with the plan' of opening up foreign travel on 19 July
Ireland is to sign up to the EU Green Cert a number of weeks after it is available.
# it's go time
BusConnects: H Spine towards Howth and Malahide to begin from Sunday
The landmark BusConnects plan involves investments in fleet and infrastructure as well as a redesign of Dublin’s bus network.
# Delta Variant
Tighter travel restrictions on arrivals from Britain into Ireland take immediate effect
The Irish Government is closely monitoring the spread of the Delta variant here.
Fully vaccinated people travelling from Great Britain will still need to self-quarantine for at least five days.
There are no self-quarantine requirements for those travelling from the North - unless a passenger is travelling from Britain via Northern Ireland.
In the week up to Monday, there were 2,270 new cases of Covid-19 - a drop of 21% on the previous week.
# Mica Scandal
Housing Minister to meet mica-affected homeowners as thousands to march on Dublin
Eamon Ryan said people affected do need and will get government support.
# outdoor summer
Eamon Ryan says public order incidents need to be managed in 'more thought-through manner'
The minister said the council, with support from the government, should put in place “event control teams”.
# Metropolitan Railway Lines
Taoiseach says new metropolitan rail network for Cork can be completed 'quickly'
The Minister for Environment announced today that €184 million will fund this new investment in a metropolitan rail network between Cork towns.
# outdoor summer
DCC pledges 'more facilities' for bank holiday weekend as Eamon Ryan urges councils to 'get the message'
Ryan said that funding is available for waste services.
# Eamon Ryan
Independent 'fact-finding' probe launched into Belarus diverting Ryanair flight
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan, Lithuania and Poland had called for the ICAO to investigate the incident.
# Eamon Ryan
Transport Minister calls for independent and thorough investigation into flight diverted to Belarus
Eamon Ryan told the International Transport Forum (ITF) that a thorough investigation into the incident is needed.
# international travel
'Unreasonable' to ask fully vaccinated people to wait for Green Cert to become operational, says transport minister
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan says fully vaccinated people should be exempt from testing and quarantine.
Fracking not compatible with human rights law, says Irish study
A new report from NUIG’s Centre for Human Rights calls on the State to use its weight at the UN to push for a global ban on fracking.
# outdoor cinema
'They're as safe as you can get': Eamon Ryan says he'll find out why drive-in cinemas have been shut down
Fine Gael’s Neale Richmond said in the Dáil today that it is “absolutely ludicrous” that Retro Drive-in movies was told to close down by gardaí.
# Housing
Dublin city is a 'free for all' for vulture funds, Dáil told
Doherty read out some personal testimonies into the Dáil record from people who say they will never be able to save to buy their own home.
# Eamon Ryan
Patient receiving offer of medical procedure from abroad 'seems to align' with HSE hack, Dáil told
The Financial Times reported today that personal information belonging to HSE patients had been shared online.
# factcheck
Debunked: No, Eamon Ryan's nephew was not awarded a bike hire contract in Offaly
The misleading article was widely shared on social media before it was removed by Gript.
# Covid-19
NIAC to meet to discuss advice on Johnson & Johnson vaccine as hospital numbers remain stable
The single-shot vaccine is seen as crucial to Ireland’s rollout.
Minister hits out at rural TDs for heckling during Climate Action Bill speech
TDs from the Rural Independent Group have criticised the bill, accusing the government of ignoring the people of rural Ireland.
# Covid-19
Eamon Ryan: People vaccinated against Covid-19 may be able to skip hotel quarantine in future
All arrivals from ‘designated countries’ currently have to quarantine for two weeks.
# choo choo
All-island review of rail system to be carried out
The review will consider how trains could improve connectivity across the island of Ireland.
# Driving It Home
Essential workers should be allowed to finish driving lessons, Oireachtas committee tells minister
The committee says that stopping essential workers from continuing driving lessons is a “significant oversight”.
# Explainer
Not so rosy in the garden: Why are the Greens arguing amongst themselves again and why does it matter?
A row about a Seanad by-election has stolen attention away from a big political win – here’s why.
# mandatory quarantine
'If it has to be widened or extended, we'll do it': Cabinet signs off on quarantine for arrivals from 20 countries
Cabinet signed off on the measures last night.
# Environment
Government moves to introduce nationwide ban on smoky coal
The sale of other solid fuels like unseasoned wood or wet wood could also be banned.
# aaron forde
Appointment of new chair of Shannon Group cancelled as 'use of social media below standard expected'
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan had announced the appointment of Aaron Forde in a statement earlier today.
# international travel
20 countries to be on Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list
Primary legislation is required before people are mandated to quarantine in hotels.
# trade deal
Green Party Dáil split vote on CETA avoided (for now at least)
The controversial EU-Canada trade deal is to be examined by the EU Affairs Committee.
# Green Light
Eamon Ryan u-turns over Limerick road project, says it will be delivered 'without delay'
Minister Eamon Ryan was accused of acting “in clear breach” of the Programme for Government last week by FF Willie O’Dea.
# travelling abroad
Government plans to increase fines for non-essential international travel from €500 to €2,000
The €500 fine was not seen as enough of a deterrent to stop people travelling abroad.