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# Eamon Ryan

Ryan to remain at COP28 after SocDems TD offers to pair with him for McEntee confidence vote
He will not need to return to the Dáil and then fly back to Dubai, as initially suggested.
3rd December 2023
Ireland to develop carbon capture but 'can't use that as cover' for fossil fuels - Climate Minister
Minister Eamon Ryan has said Ireland will need to look into carbon capture and storage — a controversial technology.
Behind the scenes, climate talks tussle with world falling far short of sticking to Paris Agreement
'Profound responsibility on our shoulders': Taoiseach pledges €25 million to climate damage fund
Green Party leader would 'prefer' to stay at COP28 but 'democracy comes first' for Dáil vote
The Green Party leader and Minister for Transport will have to travel home from Dubai for the vote – he will then fly back out to the event.
Analysis: Should the government support drilling for gas off the coast of Mayo?
The government is between a rock and a hard place over whether to allow companies to drill off Ireland’s coast.
Last month
November 2023
Government approves plans to accelerate Adare Bypass construction ahead of 2027 Ryder Cup
The 2027 edition of the Ryder Cup between Europe and the United States will be held at Adare Manor.
Some Dublin Bus charging infrastructure to be operational this week following roll-out delays
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan is at Dublin Bus’ Summerhill Depot to unveil the infrastructure this afternoon.
Householders to pay 'small charge' on energy bills to pay for new floating gas storage ship
The location for the floating gas storage ship is yet to be decided.
Countries divided over China's role as climate victim or polluter at talks ahead of COP28
Eamon Ryan was among 70 ministers who attended pre-COP28 talks in Abu Dhabi this week.
October 2023
Eamon Ryan says he's motivated less by ideology and more by practicality on transport spending
He was speaking ahead of a planned review of the spending priorities in the National Development Plan.
'The polluter must pay': Ryan hits out at oil giant Saudi Arabia spending millions on football
The Minister will attend meetings in Abu Dhabi this weekend ahead of COP28 in Dubai in December.
Government may increase money available to businesses damaged by flooding, Eamon Ryan says
Under a current scheme, businesses affected by flooding can avail of up to €20,000 for damage to their premises.
Green Party not ruling out being part of Sinn Féin-led coalition, Ryan says
The Green Party leader also condemned the ongoing violence in Gaza.
Aer Lingus to Minister: Ireland would suffer 'reputational damage' over night-flight restrictions
The airline asked the Government to intervene in Dublin Airport planning row.
All households to receive €450 in energy credits over winter months
Meanwhile, the temporary reduction in the VAT rate on gas and electricity will remain in place for another 12 months.
'Battle of flags doesn't help’: Irish politicians condemn Israeli flag on EU Commission building
Minister Eamon Ryan has said Ireland has been consistent in its support of the Palestinian people.
September 2023
Cabinet greenlights reformulated €450 million project to replace 'treacherous' Roscommon road
Originally approved in 2021 at a cost of €200 million, the project was held back after the last contractor went into liquidation.
No rollout of late night trains to coincide with extended pub and club opening hours
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told The Journal in June that the late night opening hours will not be in place by Christmas.
Eamon Ryan says school exam system 'not serving our purposes'
Secondary school in Ireland is too exam-focused and needs to be broadened, the Green Party leader insisted.
Ryan wants to pause further fare reductions and invest money into expanded public transport
Eamon Ryan says he wants to rapidly expand the public transport services.
Transport Minister says overhaul of Dublin city centre roads is not about restricting access
Dublin is a special place, let’s not lose it, says Transport Minister Eamon Ryan.
As Dáil returns, all three Coalition leaders head to New York for UN High-Level Week
Leo Varadkar will also travel to Miami on Wednesday for the official opening of Consulate General of Ireland.
Eamon Ryan claims Green Party is the 'most effective' junior coalition partner in Irish history
Ryan told his colleagues at the party’s think-in that the Greens have “learnt from the past” and are determined to play a “decisive role”.
Eamon Ryan says he doesn't back Green TD's claim reinstating eviction ban 'akin to communism'
Minister Catherine Martin said husbands and wives don’t agree on everything.
Anger within Greens over housing spokesman's claim reinstating eviction ban 'akin to communism'
According to Green Party sources there is anger, annoyance and shock over Duffy’s comments.
This year
Eamon Ryan not concerned about constituency redraws and says Greens in 'good health' ahead of next election
The Minister for Transport said he believes the Electoral Commission “got it right” in trying to adhere to county boundaries in yesterday’s redraw.
New temporary tax on windfall gains in energy sector expected to raise up to €450 million
The Department said this estimated figure ‘continues to remain highly sensitive to wholesale gas prices’.
Varadkar says there’s a ‘very good chance’ coalition will be re-elected
Varadkar said that running on a joint platform with his coalition partners has not been discussed.
'Far from satisfactory': Only one third of home retrofitting applications processed
Minister Eamon Ryan says an “unprecedented budget” of €148.5 million has been spent on the scheme.
Greens see red over Varadkar's remarks on roads and rail plan
FG backbenchers have renewed calls for a meeting with Minister Eamon Ryan over road projects.
Varadkar and Ryan diverge over whether rail review makes case for more road investment
Varadkar says the case for further investment in roads is ‘really strong’.
New rail plan for Ireland could double passenger numbers and increase intercity speeds to 200km/hour
However, firm timelines for specific projects included in the All-Island Strategic Rail Review have not yet been published.
Ryan says Irish government can block transport of cluster bombs through Ireland if needed
The minister said there are mechanisms that can be activated by the government.
Protesters interrupt Eamon Ryan at climate conference in Ballina
The minister was delivering a speech about the need to significantly improve communication about climate change.
Taoiseach says he will keep paying his TV license fee and the public should too
TD Paul Murphy is predicting large numbers of angry viewers will refuse to pay the license fee.
Hotels must do the 'right thing’ with accommodation prices for Taylor Swift gigs, says minister
Paschal Donohoe says he has not held back in the past when concerns have been raised about prices.
Ministers express unease over underspend on national roads projects
Cabinet was also told that Covid mitigation measures in hospitals are under review.
Transport Minister has had no engagement with toll companies despite Cabinet colleague claims
Minister Heather Humphreys said Transport Minister Eamon Ryan was engaging with toll operators.
Debunked: Fake Tommy Tiernan interview with Eamon Ryan is part of a cryptocurrency fraud network
“We just got an urgent call from the Bank of Ireland. They demand to stop this broadcast right this second…”
Govt say EPA report 'doesn't tell the full story' and won't concede targets will be missed
Coalition leaders say some modeling is not contained in the EPA report.
Harris believes tax article did not breach trust in the coalition amid heightening tensions
The Justice Minister said he thinks it was “perfectly appropriate” for the junior Minsters to give their views publicly.