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# Richard Bruton

This year
'It has been a privilege': Richard Bruton announces he will not run in the next general election
The veteran Fine Gael TD was first elected to the Dáil in 1982.
All time
Macho face-off thankfully replaced by policy as Eoin Ó Broin and Richard Bruton debate housing
The pair got into it on Twitter but kept their shirts on in a radio debate.
Bord Na Mona to end peat harvesting, with €5 million going towards bog rehabilitation
No compulsory redundancies are expected, as workers will be retrained to work in bog rehabilitation
Retrain workers and a climate change centre: Proposals to help Midlands cope with move away from peat
The first progress report on Just Transition by Kieran Mulvey was published today.
Three Ireland boss sought minister's support in dispelling 'dangerous misinformation' on 5G
Three said that the actions of a “small minority” around “completely baseless” fears must be addressed by the State.
No plans for TV licence payment moratorium during Covid-19 crisis
RTÉ announced yesterday that it will be availing of the wage subsidy scheme.
Greenhouse gas emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies fell by 8.7% last year
Aviation emissions from flights within the European Economic Area to Ireland rose by 2.8%.
Leo and Micheál agree to enter government with 'full and equal partnership' between two parties
Fine Gael has a task on its hands to convince grassroots members to sign up to coaltion government.
Mobile and broadband capacity ramps up to deal with sharp surge in voice and data traffic
There has been increased pressure on the networks as more people work from home and connect with loved ones.
Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’
Paschal Donohoe has called on voters not to vote for change “for change’s sake”.
Internet companies who break online safety rules could be blocked in Ireland under new law
The proposed online safety legislation is being launched by the Government today.
Mark Ruffalo wrote to Varadkar to ask him to 'protect the American people' and block imported US fracked gas
In an email sent to the Taoiseach, the actor said Varadkar had ‘moral’ reasons to not support the import of fracked gas from the US.
117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric
The government is expected to soon publish draft legislation banning the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.
Motorists 'should reassess electric' when buying new cars as laws banning petrol, diesel cars being drafted
The minister said grants and subsidies will be removed ‘in due course’ for motorists buying electric vehicles.
Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy
The government will also examine expanding the range of items allowed in the green bin and banning bulky waste from landfill.
Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar
The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources must rise from 30% to 70% by 2030.
Cyber attack plan aims to protect State hospitals, energy networks and security systems
The new strategy sets out how to ensure the State’s infrastructure and computer networks are “resilient, safe and secure”.
Turkey is still on the table, but climate minister Richard Bruton is planning a more sustainable Christmas
Richard Bruton says that he has become more environmentally conscious since becoming minister.
Smoky coal ban to be extended to 13 towns, but nationwide ban ruled out due to legal threats
The smoky coal ban was first introduced to Dublin in 1990.
Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change?
Richard Bruton is set to tell a climate summit that Ireland will play its part in dealing with climate change.
Bruton says country determined to play its part on climate as Ireland ranked lowest on action
Bruton’s is travelling to the COP25 climate summit in Madrid today.
Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view
One of the options outlined in the consultation open from today is to encourage a wider use of green leases.
Richard Bruton told BAI the Communicorp ban was 'antithetical to a free and open press'
The Communications Minister said it was a matter of “grave concern” that some journalists had been banned from radio stations.
Map of legal waste collection companies launched in bid to tackle illegal dumping
Illegal dumping is a major problem for communities across the country.
Grandmother launches hunger strike at Dáil gates in protest over Ireland's climate policies
Patricia Devlin (73) is taking on the four-day strike in hopes of meeting Environment Minister Richard Bruton.
EU approves state aid for €3bn National Broadband Plan
The decision means the contract for the €3 billion plan can be signed.
The security and sustainability of Ireland's energy is set to be reviewed
Ireland will be aiming to generate 70% of its electricity through renewable methods, Minister Bruton said.
Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures
The closure of the two plants was announced last Friday.
Coffee shops roast the Government for taking ‘easy way out’ with latte levy
Single-use coffee cups are to be hit with a levy of up to 25 cent under new government plans.
Jobs losses for the midlands as ESB announces closure of two peat plants
It comes following the refusal of planning permission sought through An Bord Pleanála.
Coffee cups to be hit with levy of up to 25 cent under new plastic crackdown plans
A levy on fast-food takeaway containers is also on the way.
Poll: Will a levy increase make you give up plastic bags at the supermarket?
Minister Richard Bruton will bring a memo to Cabinet tomorrow outlining a number of options to increase environmental levies.
Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste
Minister Richard Bruton said he has met with all supermarket chains about reducing their waste.
Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'
Cabinet ministers launched the first progress report on the Climate Action Plan today.
Local councils will work under new 'carbon proofing' charter introduced by Government today
It is part of a wider overhaul of climate action measures within the Climate Action Plan.
Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves
This Bill would leapfrog over the government’s strategy, which Fianna Fáil has said is slow to materialise.
Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers
The State-owned company has agreed to embark on a programme of rehabilitation of bogs in the midlands.
Extinction Rebellion protesters have covered government climate department building with scientific papers
The papers were stuck to the department’s walls with paint rollers.
What will the newly-announced 'Just Transition Commissioner’ for Bord na Móna do?
Brexit and Climate Action were to the two overriding focuses in this year’s Budget.
'It's hypocrisy': TDs, senators and Hollywood actors round on the government over US fracked gas being used in Ireland
A terminal in the Shannon estuary earmarked to hold fracked gas is to be placed on an EU special projects list.