The chairman of the Commission for Energy Regulation, which regulates Irish Water, is appearing before the Oireachtas Committee on the Environment this afternoon to discuss water charges.

The arrival of the first bills from Irish Water could be delayed by up to one month if the Commission for Energy Regulation grants the company an exte(...)

When asked last night if Taoiseach Enda Kenny had confidence in John Tierney and the senior management team at Irish Water, Mr Kenny’s spokesman would only say: “The issue of Irish Water will be discussed at Cabinet.” Photograph:  Colm Mahady/Fennells

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said this morning he is not aware of any plans to alter the senior management team at Irish Water. Arriving at Gov(...)

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan: is also expected to publish the Government’s new policy strategy on climate change, which will be complementary to the legislation.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government will move one step closer to publishing a full climate change Bill today when the Cabinet is expected to give approval to draft (...)

Whether or not a wind energy export opportunity for Ireland materialises in the future may be in the lap of the gods, following the collapse of(...)

Bylaws proposed by Waterways Ireland will see a range of charges rise significantly as the authority tries to draw waterways users to the canals and prevent boats  from blocking key moorings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Plans to introduce charges of up to €3,500 per year for houseboats on the Grand and Royal canals and the river Barrow have bee(...)

The account given by senior executives of Irish Water today of how €50 million was spent on consultants in its first year of operation may prompt ques(...)

The report has suggested several changes and additions to the climate action legislation, which is being sponsored by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan.   Photograph: Eric Luke

The independent body scrutinising Government performance in meeting climate change obligations must be as robust as the Fiscal Advisory Council, a (...)

A report on climate change by an Oireachtas Committee has made no cast-iron recommendations to Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan but does suggest a number of courses of action that might be followed. Photograph: The Irish Times

Harry McGee Political CorrespondentThe report of a parliamentary committee on a draft climate change Bill has made a number of significant suggestions(...)

Michael McCarthy: The committee, chaired by the Labour TD, was asked to consider draft proposals for climate change legislation and an accompanying detailed report prepared by the secretariat of the National Economic and Social Council.

A parliamentary committee examining proposals for new climate change legislation is divided on the issue of setting binding targets for emissions redu(...)

The Government’s decision to omit long-term targets for greenhouse gas emissions has been repeatedly criticised during three days of Oireachtas hearin(...)