Eamon Ryan

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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 Government will be advised to change legislation to force satellite television services such as Sky and Virgin to pay RTÉ and TV3 retransmission fees for broadcasting their programmes. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The collection of television licence fees by the Revenue Commissioners, transferring the service from An Post, is among the recommendations to be mad(...)

Ireland and Luxembourg are the only two EU countries projected to miss both their emissions and renewable energy targets in 2020

The fines hanging over Ireland for missing its EU climate targets in 2020 are likely to be significantly lower than previously thought. According to (...)

Gert O’Rourke, manager of University of Limerick’s  Nexus innovation centre; BNest co-founders Kasia Zabinska and Eamon Ryan; and Siúl Eile founder Liam Fleming.

Early last year, businessman Eamon Ryan was sitting on a bus in Tanzania bending a friend’s ear about the lack of support for start-ups with a social (...)

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(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: “The judgment recognises, for the first time, that there is a constitutional right to an environment that is consistent with the human dignity and wellbeing of citizens at large.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The recognition for the first time in an Irish court of a constitutional right to environmental protection “consistent with the human dignity and well(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: says Ireland will not be only country to miss targets. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Multinational companies such as Apple are moving projects abroad because they can see Ireland is not serious about climate change, Green Party leader (...)

Urge to recycle? A blackbird gets set to fly off with  an empty disposable coffee cup in its beak on the banks of the river Spree in Berlin, November 2nd, 2017. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Coffee lovers could be facing a price increase for takeaway coffees, the Department of the Environment says. A new “latte levy” is being considered w(...)

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy: said low-paid workers would pay for new communications unit. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy said the budget had revealed how people on social welfare and low-paid workers would pay for the Government’s spin. It had (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. The controversial grant scheme for first-time buyers is to remain almost completely unchanged in next week’s budget

The controversial grant scheme for first-time buyers is to remain almost completely unchanged in next week’s budget despite previous consideration of (...)

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