Richard Bruton

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Richard Bruton  said that seeking to be a leader in responding to global warming was not ‘a statement of political bravado’. Photograph: Tom Honan

Hard choices are facing every sector of society if Ireland is to respond adequately to climate disruption and to honour its commitments to reduce carb(...)

Irish methane emissions have been flat-lining since 1990, says Prof Matthews. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Eating “too much meat” has got a bad press, notably with the Lancet report on its health and climate effects, but it must still be recognised as “a ve(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton said the Government aimed to deliver a network of charging points for electric cars across the country. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The window is closing rapidly to address climate action in this country, Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton said on Monday before discussing (...)

The Citizens’ Assembly ‘was crystal clear that people want to see the Government take the lead on climate action’

Friends of the Earth has called on the Government to include the carbon tax in a series of decarbonisation measures rather than increasing it as a sta(...)

Is fuel in for a hammering due to increased carbon taxes?

Ever since the water charge protests, Irish governments have approached any new source of tax with extreme caution. Water charges themselves were binn(...)

Disadvantaged areas are most likely to be affected by the litter problem, and they require particular and on-going encouragement and attention from council officials. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

We should celebrate the progress made by most communities and local authorities in making towns and cities clean and attractive places. It instils a s(...)

Grangegorman will be the new home of Technological University Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leaving Cert reform: decision time Classrooms in the run-up to the Leaving can resemble military training grounds where students are drilled to produ(...)

Oriel Street in Dublin’s north inner city is among the areas identified as litter black spots by Irish Business Against Litter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin’s north inner city is once again the dirtiest district in the State with “no substantial progress” evident in combatting littering, according t(...)

Minister for  the Environment, Richard Bruton   at the  Rediscovery Centre, Ballymun demonstrating the damage that can be done to the environment with helpers, Erin O’Byrne, aged 8, from Whitehall, left and Lee McCluskey-Lambert, aged 11, from Finglas. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

Compost bins could be placed on streets for people to dispose of compostable coffee cups and green waste, Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton (...)

The Minister for Climate Action has banned Government departments from purchasing single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws.

From today, Government departments will no longer purchase single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws, the Minister for Climate Action and the Enviro(...)

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