Eamon Ryan

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A beach strewn with waste. One million plastic bottles are bought every minute around the world. Photograph: Getty

A deposit and return scheme for drinks containers could turn into a financial catastrophe because of the potential cost of implementation, Minister fo(...)

A Volvo hybrid car connected to a charging point: Vehicle charging will have to be commercialised, the ESB has flagged. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

When considering global failures to adequately address climate change, missed targets are never far away. But some sectors are delivering: notably the(...)

Ready for the world: A banner supporting Ireland’s 2023 Rugby World Cup bid is unveiled at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Few pieces of legislation in recent times have excited such public commentary and controversy as the judicial appointments Bill which passed its secon(...)

Minister for Sport Paschal Donohoe , Brian O’Driscoll, bid ambassador, Taoiseach Enda Kenny , and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring, at a photocall for Ireland’s Rugby World Cup 2023 bid in 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has warned the Government against committing €320 million of public money to support Ireland’s bid to host the Rugby Wor(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said it was wrong to leave the consumer in the grip of bin companies and called for local authorities to take charge of waste collection.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fianna Fáil is to table a Dáil motion calling for a regulator for the waste industry in response to the changes to bin charges announced this week. (...)

Under the new arrangement waste collectors will be free to offer a range of pricing options to customers

Households that send more waste to landfill will face higher bills after the Government has abolished flat-fee charges. Minister for Communications D(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan with Senator Grace O’Sullivan (left) and Catherine Martin TD at the launch of A Bill to introduce a recycling deposit scheme for bottles and cans.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Bill to introduce a recycling deposit scheme for bottles and cans, and to eventually ban single-use, non-recyclable plastics in food and drink outle(...)

Enda Kenny leaving Government Buildings following his resignation as Taoiseach. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

And with a wave and a smile, he was gone. Enda Kenny is still Taoiseach in a caretaker capacity, of course, and will be until Leo Varadkar succeeds (...)

There are reports that 11 people have been injured following an incident at the Poolbeg Incinerator this morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Eleven people were hospitalised after a small amount of lime was released inside the flue gas treatment area at the Poolbeg Incinerator in Dublin on W(...)

If the Government fails to meet EU emissions targets by 2020 it could face a fine of between €140 million to €600 million. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland is in no position to lecture other countries on their contribution to climate action given the State’s failure to meet greenhouse gas emission(...)

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