Denis Naughten

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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe agreed that meeting the climate challenge was not only in the national interest, but it was also “our national obligation”.

Ireland has a longer journey to travel in tackling climate change than many other countries, but Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has reiterated his intention t(...)

By 2030 and 60 per cent of new car sales will be electric vehicles, ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty predicted. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Widespread adoption of electric vehicles and replacement of domestic heating systems using fossil fuels with heat pumps will be key to decarbonising I(...)

RTÉ director general Dee Forbes: Despite a voluntary-redundancy scheme,  a land sale and new structures, the annual report warns of financial challenges.

RTÉ has reported a deficit of €6.4 million for 2017 and has warned the Government it faces a “serious financial position”. The Cabinet will consider (...)

Denis Naughton rejected the basis for arriving at the ranking and the conclusions reached by the NGO, Climate Action Network Europe. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The findings of a European report ranking Ireland as the second worst EU member state on actions to address climate change have been strongly rejected(...)

Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten says there will be specific measures in Budget 2019 to help meet the Government’s climate change goals including on carbon tax. Photograph: Getty Images

What have we committed to on climate change? Ireland has committed to a range of targets to be achieved by 2020 on carbon emissions from transport, a(...)

Cigarette butts: make up for more than 56 per cent of Irish litter. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Cigarette butts accounted for more than half of Ireland’s litter problem, according to the Department of the Environment. Passing pedestrians were th(...)

New EU deal on renewable energy should see more electric vehicles being used.

A new EU target for renewable energy is expected to lead to an accelerated adoption of electric vehicles, but has been strongly criticised by Irish ag(...)

In a note to staff the company said: ‘The Irish Times looks forward to meeting and working with all staff and their representatives to discuss the acquisition.’

The acquisition of the Irish Examiner by The Irish Times has been cleared by Minister for Communications Denis Naughten on media plurality grounds. T(...)

The glaring lack of progress in decarbonising Irish society, through the adoption of renewable energy and implementing measures to reduce greenhouse g(...)

Minister for the Marine Michael Creed: “Extremely disappointed.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for the Marine Michael Creed has accused Opposition parties of “acting recklessly” after a Dáil vote to cancel out legislation on penalty poi(...)

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