Denis Naughten

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Dumped tyres in the Dublin mountains

New regulations governing the disposal of used tyres have come into force. Minister for Environment Denis Naughten last month announced details of th(...)

Flooding in Swords, Co Dublin, in October 2013: The frequency of extreme rainfall events in winter and autumn is  projected to increase by 30 per cent, according to Dr Saji Varghese of Met Éireann. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland is set for dramatic changes in its weather as early as mid-century, Met Éireann’s head of research told the Citizens’ Assembly today. The imp(...)

Broadband blues: After five years of dithering, we find ourselves on the brink of giving the market incumbent a subsidy to connect rural Ireland to high-speed broadband, a solution that might have been arrived at some time ago.

A significant wheel came off the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) this week with Siro, arguably Eir’s chief rival for the State contract, de(...)

Bord na Móna’s exit from peat, including making briquettes, had to be carefully planned, head of business transformation Joe Lane said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The semi-State energy company Bord na Móna has defended its plan to continue using peat for electricity generating up to 2030 in spite of its impact i(...)

 Smoke billows from steel slags  in Chongqing Municipality, China. Photograph:  China Photos/Getty Images

Schools across Ireland are to monitor air quality, contribute to ongoing research and work with scientists in measuring levels of pollution in a major(...)

 Denis Naughten: the Environmental Pillar says he has “yet to commit to enough new actions to reduce pollution”

The Government is failing to protect Ireland’s natural heritage from imminent threats posed by Brexit and climate change, according to the Environment(...)

A 40m gas flare from the Ocean Guardian drilling rig during a well production test at the Corrib field in 2014.

Gas Networks Ireland says it is confident that safe gas has been fully restored throughout Galway and Mayo, following the alert late last week affecti(...)

A 40m gas flare from the Ocean Guardian drilling rig during a well production test at the Corrib field in 2014.

Fully odourised gas has been restored throughout counties Galway and Mayo, Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) has confirmed. GNI said that all 9,600 customer(...)

Shell’s gas terminal in Erris

Two State investigations are under way into the release of odourless gas into the natural gas supply in the west of Ireland after a “technical fault”(...)

Minister for  Energy and Natural Resources Denis Naughten warned that Brexit made it now essential that Ireland ramp up its production of renewable energy as much of our energy is sourced through the UK.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A Renewable Energy Incentive scheme to be announced in the Budget will not make the same mistakes as the North’s “cash for ash” scandal, the Minister(...)

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