Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will bring proposals for a tax on empty properties if sufficient data is generated indicating a “solid basis” for(...)

Eamon Ryan says the change clarifies the role of the Minister for Climate in accounting for carbon removals and in regulating sectors subjected to emission limits under new carbon budgets. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A Climate Bill amendment to provide legal clarity on how carbon “removals” will be accounted for in farming, which will have major implications for th(...)

Ossian  Smyth said “we’re now looking at 10 years of consistent huge emissions reductions in Ireland to deal with the fact that we didn’t do anything in the last decade. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Landmark and controversial climate change legislation has been passed by the Seanad and goes back to the Dáil this week for final consideration of ame(...)

Friends of the Earth expressed concern the amendments to count removals as well as emissions in carbon budgeting process ‘will encourage the IFA to continue to mislead its members on climate action’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan has agreed tochanges to the Climate Action Bill, which recognise where carbon is removed or stored in agriculture. Th(...)

Landmark legislation designed to reduce Ireland’s carbon emissions is ‘fully fit for purpose’, Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan has insisted. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins.

Landmark legislation designed to reduce Ireland’s carbon emissions is “fully fit for purpose”, Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan has insisted. (...)

Independent Senator Lynn Ruane has introduced legislation seeking to ban non-disclosure agreements, which she told the Seanad are used across all sectors. FIle photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Department of Equality is to commission research into the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in cases of sexual harassment and discrimination(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said he was disappointed that some members of the Opposition opposed the Bill. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

President Michael D Higgins will be asked for an early signature of draconian legislation to extend emergency public health powers until November afte(...)

 A medical staff member prepare shots of  Johnson & Johnson vaccine . Photograph: Giuseppe Lami/EPA

Ireland needs to show leadership to ensure equitable global distribution of Covid-19 vaccines a Government Minister has warned ahead of a World Trade (...)

Brighter days are ahead. Ninety-five well-known people tell us what they are most eagerly anticipating in the coming months Daniel O’Donnell Sin(...)

We focus on 16 transformative ideas with the potential to enhance Irish society – so that when we go back, we also move forward. Photograph: Getty

Experts from various fields offer 16 transformative ideas that have the potential to enhance society in a post-pandemic ireland The Covid-19 pan(...)

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