Denis Naughten

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The State-subsidised scheme to equip 542,000 rural homes and businesses with high-speed broadband has been beset with problems

The Department of Communications has denied the National Broadband Plan is facing further delays amid reports that officials have told regional author(...)

 A Tesla electric car parks at a charging station. A new grant to support installation of home charger points for buyers of new and second-hand electric vehicles will be rolled out next year.  Photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA/

The Government is rolling out a series of measures to accelerate deployment of electric vehicles in Ireland, according to the Minister for Climate Act(...)

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(...)

Wood pellets: Bord na Móna has to stop using peat to generate electricity by 2030. Photograph: Getty Images

State energy company Bord na Móna will shortly seek Government approval for its plan to spend €60 million building a wood pellet factory in the US, it(...)

The rural post office is  a one-stop shop for confidential guidance about public services, postal needs or help with various financial transactions. Photograph:  Getty Images

This week finally saw positive efforts to address the existential risk to the post office network and the postal delivery system as we know it. Minist(...)

“In our vision for the future, chimneys will no longer feature on new houses nor exhaust pipes on new cars,” ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty said. Photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA

Widespread adoption of electric vehicles and deployment of heat pumps to provide heating for buildings “will deliver immediate and longer-term solutio(...)

Green Party  leader Eamon Ryan with Catherine Martin TD: “One of the reasons why Ireland is now ranking so low in international climate action league tables is because we are seen in Europe as one of the countries which is trying to block new clean energy solutions,” he said. Photograph: Eric Luke

Environmental groups and the Green Party have accused the Government of refusing to back EU proposals to allow community groups and householders to ge(...)

The current focus is to amend broadcasting legislation to address licence fee evasion in the short-term, which is twice the UK rate. Photograph: iStock

Television licence fee evasion rates in Ireland are twice what they are in the UK, the Dáil has heard. Minister for Communications Denis Naughten said(...)

An Post chief executive David McRedmond said recently he expected up to 360 post offices to close over the next four years. Photograph: Dave Meehan

An Post is to receive a €30 million loan from the Government to help it restructure the company, which has been struggling to cope with the decline in(...)

Katherine Zappone, the Minister for Children  will meet the Minister for Communications Denis Naughten, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to discuss digital safety. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Government members will on Tuesday examine measures to tackle online bullying and the deliberate targeting of young people with online content promoti(...)

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