Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton said he realised the Government’s climate action plans were ‘a threat to the profits of the oil industry’. Photograph: Justin Farrelly/PA Wire

Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton has said he “cannot contemplate” a scenario where the oil industry dictates the Government’s climate chang(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Good morning, We bring you some very sad news this morning. Noel Whelan, our political columnist, barrister, author and well-known political analyst,(...)

 Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton:  the Climate Action Fund is one of four funds established under the National Development Plan 2018-2027. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government has been threatened with legal action over the funding of its €500 million climate plan. In setting up the Climate Action Fund last ye(...)

Minister for Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten has appointed engineer Keara Robins to the National Oil Reserves Agency board. The agency(...)

A row between the National Oil Reserves Agency  and one of its contractors over the alleged unlawful occupation of a site in Ringsend, Dublin, has been resolved, the High Court has heard.

A row between the National Oil Reserves Agency and one of its contractors over the alleged unlawful occupation of a site in Ringsend, Dublin, has bee(...)

The National Oil Reserves Agency seeks injunctions compelling Francis Dolan Plant to vacate the Poolbeg site and remove all its equipment, machinery, plant and property.

A civil engineering firm is unlawfully occupying a site in Ringsend, Dublin, close to the Poolbeg power-generating station, in a dispute over payment (...)

The Bill makes clear that if Brendan Howlin or his ministerial successors want to suppress anything they may do just that. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has published a new Freedom of Information Bill, which proclaims its purpose to be “to enabl(...)

Michéal Martin: “Whitegate provides one-third of all our transportation fuel and is a long-term principal supplier to the National Oil Reserves Agency. The threat to its future has serious implications for Ireland’s energy supply and consequently for our economy.”
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 Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin yesterday warned the proposed sale of Ireland’s only oil refinery at Whitegate in Cork Harbour could have serious im(...)