Denis Naughten

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French president Emmanuel Macron poses for a selfie with volunteers and spectators at  the UN Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn.  Photograph: EPA

The model of the Citizens Assembly should be adopted internationally so politicians and citizens can consider difficult issues on actions to counter c(...)

Denis Naughten  has said the Government also agreed ‘to support developing countries through sharing information and expertise around our Irish Aid programmes’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government is to provide additional funding for vulnerable countries feeling the brunt of global warming, including those living with the conseque(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten should be alarmed by recent comments by a member of the RTÉ Authority to Ivan Yates. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

RTÉ has now formally announced the “review of its provision of orchestral services” that I wrote about in this column last week. The tone of the anno(...)

Billionaire and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg has since 2010 spent $164 million on a campaign to end coal-burning in the US. Photograph: Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

Last week war-torn Syria belatedly signed up to the Paris climate accord, leaving the United States as the only country not to support the framework (...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten ruled out an increase in the TV licence earlier this year. RTÉ director general Dee Forbes previously said the price should increase from €160 to €175 and that the fee was in need of reform and modernisation. File photograph: Getty Images

The secretary-general of the Department of Communications has said the TV licence model is does not work and that he’s not sure the problem can be sol(...)

Chair of the Citizen’s Assembly,  the Honourable Ms Mary Laffoy: the 13 proposed measures that emerged are rooted in pragmatism vital for what’s immediately facing Ireland and the world. Photograph: Tom Honan.

The recommendations made by the Citizens’ Assembly have the potential to achieve the kind of societal transformation necessary for Ireland to play its(...)

Urge to recycle? A blackbird gets set to fly off with  an empty disposable coffee cup in its beak on the banks of the river Spree in Berlin, November 2nd, 2017. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Coffee lovers could be facing a price increase for takeaway coffees, the Department of the Environment says. A new “latte levy” is being considered w(...)

Members of the Dublin Youth Dance Company perform a Dance for Climate Action to highlight the proceedings of the Citizens’ Assembly at Malahide. Photograph: Tom Honan.

Citizens’ Assembly members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a tax on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture despite the opposition of the Iri(...)

Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten at the handover of his new 100% electric car. Last month, he flew to Brussels to demand that the State be allowed to opt out of even the basic emissions commitments we had already signed up to. File photograph: Maxwell Photography

Nobody knows for sure what the future holds, either for us as individuals or as societies, but if you look closely, there is a growing body of scienti(...)

 Irish Times journalists won seven awards at the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards. From left: Patrick Freyne;  Ciara Kenny; Ruadhan Mac Cormaic;  Malachy Clerkin;  Conor Lally; David Labanyi and  Fintan O’Toole, Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish Times led the way at the 2017 NewsBrands Ireland Journalism awards, with journalists from the newspaper winning seven awards, more than any (...)

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