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# richard-bruton - Last year 2021

Macho face-off thankfully replaced by policy as Eoin Ó Broin and Richard Bruton debate housing
# Shovel Ready
# Shovel Ready

Macho face-off thankfully replaced by policy as Eoin Ó Broin and Richard Bruton debate housing

Jan 28th 2021, 7:16 PM 32,992 Views 73 Comments

The pair got into it on Twitter but kept their shirts on in a radio debate.

# richard-bruton - All time

Bord Na Mona to end peat harvesting, with €5 million going towards bog rehabilitation
# Just Transition
# Just Transition

Bord Na Mona to end peat harvesting, with €5 million going towards bog rehabilitation

Jun 16th 2020, 6:39 PM 24,471 Views 42 Comments

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
# Just Transition
# Just Transition

Retrain workers and a climate change centre: Proposals to help Midlands cope with move away from peat

May 22nd 2020, 10:25 PM 14,928 Views 30 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Three Ireland boss sought minister's support in dispelling 'dangerous misinformation' on 5G

May 13th 2020, 6:00 AM 14,699 Views 31 Comments

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
# Journalism
# Journalism

No plans for TV licence payment moratorium during Covid-19 crisis

Apr 23rd 2020, 6:30 AM 24,994 Views 119 Comments

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
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Greenhouse gas emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies fell by 8.7% last year

Apr 22nd 2020, 1:52 PM 10,045 Views 22 Comments

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
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Leo and Micheál agree to enter government with 'full and equal partnership' between two parties

Apr 14th 2020, 4:00 PM 78,882 Views 211 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Mobile and broadband capacity ramps up to deal with sharp surge in voice and data traffic

Apr 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,145 Views 47 Comments

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’
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’

Feb 3rd 2020, 9:12 PM 20,063 Views 75 Comments

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
# Online Safety Act
# Online Safety Act

Internet companies who break online safety rules could be blocked in Ireland under new law

Jan 10th 2020, 7:48 AM 9,875 Views 16 Comments

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
# Shannon LNG TERMINAL
# Shannon LNG TERMINAL

Mark Ruffalo wrote to Varadkar to ask him to 'protect the American people' and block imported US fracked gas

Jan 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 33,241 Views 24 Comments

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
# On The Road
# On The Road

117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric

Jan 2nd 2020, 2:41 PM 35,654 Views 124 Comments

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
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Motorists 'should reassess electric' when buying new cars as laws banning petrol, diesel cars being drafted

Dec 30th 2019, 1:13 PM 70,568 Views 420 Comments

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
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy

Dec 30th 2019, 9:01 AM 46,958 Views 76 Comments

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
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar

Dec 28th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,290 Views 88 Comments

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
# Cyber Crime
# Cyber Crime

Cyber attack plan aims to protect State hospitals, energy networks and security systems

Dec 27th 2019, 6:30 AM 6,869 Views 12 Comments

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
# Green Christmas
# Green Christmas

Turkey is still on the table, but climate minister Richard Bruton is planning a more sustainable Christmas

Dec 25th 2019, 11:00 AM 11,995 Views 40 Comments

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
# Air Quality
# Air Quality

Smoky coal ban to be extended to 13 towns, but nationwide ban ruled out due to legal threats

Dec 17th 2019, 3:44 PM 33,890 Views 48 Comments

The smoky coal ban was first introduced to Dublin in 1990.

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change?

Dec 11th 2019, 9:06 AM 18,415 Views 112 Comments

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
# Cop25
# Cop25

Bruton says country determined to play its part on climate as Ireland ranked lowest on action

Dec 11th 2019, 7:54 AM 10,229 Views 79 Comments

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
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view

Dec 6th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,782 Views 43 Comments

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'
# FOI
# FOI

Richard Bruton told BAI the Communicorp ban was 'antithetical to a free and open press'

Dec 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 16,320 Views 22 Comments

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
# Illegal Dumping

Map of legal waste collection companies launched in bid to tackle illegal dumping

Nov 28th 2019, 5:31 PM 11,096 Views 11 Comments

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
# PATRICIA DEVLIN

Grandmother launches hunger strike at Dáil gates in protest over Ireland's climate policies

Nov 20th 2019, 2:16 PM 16,203 Views 58 Comments

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
# Approved
# Approved

EU approves state aid for €3bn National Broadband Plan

Nov 15th 2019, 12:00 PM 15,138 Views 75 Comments

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
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

The security and sustainability of Ireland's energy is set to be reviewed

Nov 15th 2019, 6:45 AM 9,108 Views 39 Comments

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
# Just Transition
# Just Transition

Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures

Nov 11th 2019, 7:46 AM 9,287 Views 19 Comments

The closure of the two plants was announced last Friday.

Coffee shops roast the Government for taking ‘easy way out’ with latte levy
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

Coffee shops roast the Government for taking ‘easy way out’ with latte levy

Nov 10th 2019, 12:00 PM 35,011 Views 64 Comments

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
# ESB
# ESB

Jobs losses for the midlands as ESB announces closure of two peat plants

Nov 8th 2019, 11:51 AM 18,284 Views 43 Comments

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
# Recycling
# Recycling

Coffee cups to be hit with levy of up to 25 cent under new plastic crackdown plans

Updated Nov 6th 2019, 9:02 AM 28,646 Views 130 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will a levy increase make you give up plastic bags at the supermarket?

Nov 4th 2019, 8:00 PM 19,937 Views 54 Comments

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
# Name And Shame
# Name And Shame

Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste

Nov 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 9,652 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'

Oct 31st 2019, 3:06 PM 24,184 Views 69 Comments

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
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Local councils will work under new 'carbon proofing' charter introduced by Government today

Oct 29th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,927 Views 25 Comments

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
# Waste
# Waste

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves

Oct 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,609 Views 18 Comments

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
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers

Oct 16th 2019, 6:41 PM 14,369 Views 15 Comments

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
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Extinction Rebellion protesters have covered government climate department building with scientific papers

Oct 11th 2019, 1:50 PM 12,965 Views 80 Comments

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?
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

What will the newly-announced 'Just Transition Commissioner’ for Bord na Móna do?

Oct 9th 2019, 9:40 AM 9,688 Views 15 Comments

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
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

'It's hypocrisy': TDs, senators and Hollywood actors round on the government over US fracked gas being used in Ireland

Oct 3rd 2019, 6:10 AM 22,084 Views 15 Comments

A terminal in the Shannon estuary earmarked to hold fracked gas is to be placed on an EU special projects list.

Government to plant 600,000 new native trees over next three years
# Treemendous
# Treemendous

Government to plant 600,000 new native trees over next three years

Oct 2nd 2019, 3:47 PM 18,325 Views 70 Comments

The trees will be planted on Bord na Móna land.

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