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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Eamon Ryan

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Coalition leaders’ personal relationship ‘very good’ – but no festive pints this year
The Taoiseach said the three leaders trust each other, so far.
Eamon Ryan tests positive for Covid-19
The Green leader is self-isolating at home.
Union asks Minister to consider reducing public transport capacity
The capacity on public transport has been at 100% since 1 September.
Asylum seekers can now apply for a driving licence in Ireland
It follows a High Court ruling that asylum seekers in Ireland meet the residency requirements to apply for a licence.
NPHET to brief coalition party leaders this evening
The meeting this evening takes place prior to NPHET’s meeting on Thursday.
Government cannot rule out further restrictions in response to Omicron, Eamon Ryan says
The minister also said plans to further accelerate the vaccine booster programme would be considered this week.
Decision to approve controversial Galway City Ring Road 'bizarre', Green Party senator says
An Bord Pleanála has approved plans for the 18km ring road around the north of Galway city.
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.
Public consultation launched on all-island strategic rail review
The deadline for submissions as part of the public consultation is January 21, 2022.
It will take several weeks to see full impact of Omicron, says Eamon Ryan
The minister said government will heed public health advice, but added that “our people need a social life’” for their wellbeing.
Climate action benefits are not just environmental, says Ryan
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan spoke at the party’s national convention this evening.
SIPTU is calling for reduced passenger numbers on public transport 'for safety'
The trade union said its representatives had written today to Transport Minister Eamon Ryan
Regulations have been signed for a Deposit Return Scheme for plastic bottles and aluminium cans
The drinks industry is to fund and operate the scheme.
Appointments to climate advisory council followed ‘letter of the law’, Eamon Ryan says
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 did not sanction €10m emergency power contract payment, says spokesperson
The Dáil heard claims that EirGrid made a €10 million payment to ESB for a contract that was never completed.
Ryan announces €60m in funding for community climate projects
Ryan also announced the launch of a new National Dialogue on Climate Action
'How did this happen?' Dáil hears further concerns about €10m emergency power contract payment
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
Ministers are also set to speak on their countries’ approach to tackling crisis.
Eamon Ryan has said he took a second Covid-19 test because the first was 'inconclusive'
A spokesperson said that the HSE had recommended a second test and that has returned a negative result.
Eamon Ryan will travel to Cop26 after second test gives negative Covid-19 result
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
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.
Environment Minister Eamon Ryan tests positive for Covid-19
Minister Ryan was supposed to travel to Glasgow tomorrow for the COP26 climate summit.
Barry Cowen claims the ESB may have ‘orchestrated’ the current energy crisis
Cowen asked why the ESB is being rewarded “handsomely despite exacerbating the supply shortage”.
Debunked: No, Eamon Ryan isn't telling radio stations not to play ‘Driving home for Christmas’
A satirical post claiming that the Green Party leader said the song “promotes car use” has duped people on social media.
Gardaí against introduction of dedicated transport police, Transport Minister says
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
The plan was published today for public consultation.
Covid Cabinet sub committee discuss compliance, antigen tests and boosters
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
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
The first proposed carbon budget was sent to the minister yesterday after long deliberations.
Government to cover legal bill for families of R116 victims
Eamon Ryan has told families of the victims of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter R116 crash that the Government will cover their legal costs.
Government approves legislation to allow for e-scooters in public spaces
At present, e-scooters are currently not regulated in Ireland.
Mediator appointed to oversee IAA dispute talks with Air Traffic controllers
Kieran Mulvey will lead the talks to solve the industrial relations row between management and air traffic controllers.
Irish Aviation Authority accuses air traffic controllers of 'an act of sabotage'
Senior managers claimed that air controllers were seeking to undermine the international reputation of the IAA.
Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered
The Taoiseach says it is ‘wrong’ to say the project has not been delayed.
Supply and demand: What's behind the surge in Irish and European energy prices this year?
A report by
Ian Curran
Demand for gas and electricity has surged this year as economies reopened and businesses ramped back up.
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.
Blackouts and power shortages 'not expected' this winter, says Eamon Ryan
The minister’s remarks come after the UK government held emergency talks with energy companies over spiralling price increases.
Here's how the new M50 variable speed limits will work
The new system is expected to take full effect on the motorway by early 2023.
Longer opening hours for pubs and nightclubs under new laws, as publicans call for 5am closing time
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.
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”.
'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.
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.