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Paschal Donohoe: “Much as I would like it to be, public transport cannot be the answer to connectivity for all parts of our country”

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has defended State funding for road projects amid criticism of the Government’s handling of climate ch(...)

People in rural areas who collect their pension “might like to have a pint or two, but they are petrified to do so”, Independent TD Michael Collins said. File photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has been accused of turning law abiding people into criminals with legislation to impose an automatic driving ban on(...)

The Taoiseach did a double take. A Healy-Rae threatening eternal damnation is not to be trifled with. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Leo is not a hawk. The dude is a dove. And this, in the teeth of intense provocation from a bellicose man at the coalface in a black cap with an axe t(...)

Taoiseach said  he had maintained a “studied silence’’ on Monday

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he absolutely accepts the British prime minister wants an agreement on the post-Brexit Border and was acting in good f(...)

  Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail turns  on the Oireachtas Christmas tree lights at Leinster House. He was joined  by Cathaoirleach of the Seanad Denis O’Donovan, party leaders and other members of the Oireachtas with music and song provided by the Oireachtas choir and the Cavan Rugby Club male voice choir. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s been a torrid few weeks for the Taoiseach. Doubtless, he will enjoy Christmas in the bosom of the Varadkars and take a short break from the ince(...)

The Climate Change Advisory Council says Ireland has the third highest emissions per capita for residential energy use in the EU

Ireland is not on track to meet its 2020 commitments to reduce carbon emissions, and will struggle to decarbonise its economy by 2050, the Climate Cha(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a press conference in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

There was widespread support from the Opposition for the Government’s stance on Brexit, as well as encouragement for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to stick t(...)

Providing roof-top solar panels in schools would enable communities to see tangible benefits and the resulting long-term energy savings should go directly to the schools, a conference in Dublin heard. File photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The benefits of solar energy need to be seen in communities or else there is a risk that large projects will face opposition similar to that encounter(...)

The report proposes transferring responsibility for collection of the TV licence fee from An Post to Revenue. Photograph: Getty Images

The State’s television licence funding model is no longer fit for purpose, a report from the Oireachtas Committee on Communications states. The repo(...)

Data published by the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday showed that agriculture greenhouse gas emissions rose by 2.7 per cent in 2016. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government must introduce “a climate activation programme” across key sectors, including agriculture, or risk massive climate fines, according to (...)

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