Pat Rabbitte

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Labour Candidate Eoin Holmes exits  the Meath East byelection count centre in Donaghmore, Ashbourne. Photograph: Alan Betson

This was always going to be a difficult journey for the McEntees. For them, it was the strangest of days – suffused with the happiest of(...)

The Laois Wind Energy Awareness Group staged a protest outside the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin, where the  Irish Wind Energy Association’s annual conference took place. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland will incur hundreds of millions of euro in penalties if it fails to meet renewable energy targets by 2020, prompting a major focus on d(...)

Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller has been appointed the chairman of An Post.

Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller has been appointed the new chairman of An Post. Announcing the decision this afternoon, Min(...)

Miscanthus, or elephant grass, is one of a new generation of renewable crops that can be converted into renewable energy by being burned in biomass power stations. Photograph: Frank Miller

Proponents of one of Ireland's new energy crops have said the fledgling industry faces collapse due to Government inaction on introducing a feasibl(...)

Labour Candidate Eoin Holmes canvassing at Rathoath, Co Meath, last Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

If the voters of Meath East think they’ve had it bad over the last three weeks – assailed from all angles by people with sympathetic faces and (...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte:  “If media is fettered, either by the interests of owners, by fear of authority or by simple groupthink, then our democracy is worse off.” Photograph: Eric Luke

It would be wrong for governments to intervene to preserve struggling media outlets, Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has said. (...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte: wasn’t going to take any lectures on unfinished estates. Photograph: Frank Miller

It is just over a year since the Tánaiste saved us all from tumbling into the sea. It was touch and go at the time. We still reme(...)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte:   “They have gone through the criteria and decided that 421 developments do not comply with the standards”

The property tax is being imposed on some houses in unfinished estates on the basis of certain criteria, Minister for Communications, Energy an(...)

Boarded up unfinished houses in a so-called ghost estate in Co Laois. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has defended the decisions made on the list of so-called “ghost estates” which are exempt from the property tax, following criti(...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has defended the inclusion of people living in unfinished housing estates in the property tax. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has defended the inclusion of people living in unfinished housing estates in the property tax regime. (...)

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