Richard Bruton

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Irish Water is seeking permission  for a €500m sewage plant at Clonshaugh, north Dublin,  which would be the second largest sewage works in the State after the Ringsend plant in Dublin

Large Traveller populations living close to a proposed regional sewage plant will not be adversely affected by odours or vermin, Irish Water has told (...)

The planned sewage treatment plant at Clonshaugh has been the subject of more than 14,000 objections from local residents. Photograph: Eric Luke

Plans for a €500 million regional sewage treatment plant in Dublin, which have been the subject of more than 14,000 objections from local residents, a(...)

Runner in Dublin’s Kimmage-Rathmines ward Samantha Long: political parties got almost €6 million in State funding in 2017. A new injection would allocate €500,000 more to “already generously funded party machines”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A special Cabinet meeting was held recently to mark the Government collecting the last few tokens it required to claim a new kettle for the ministeria(...)

School pupils  during a global protest for action to tackle climate change, outside the Dáil in Dublin.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The climate strikes by school pupils in Ireland was led by protesters in Dublin, where more than 11,000 marched on Dáil Éireann at lunchtime seeking u(...)

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, attends a protest next to Sweden’s parliament in Stockholm on March 8th. The sign reads ‘School strike for the climate’. Photograph: Ilze Filks/Reuters

Thousands of Irish students are joining a global protest for action to tackle climate change on Friday which will see public gatherings staged at more(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said economic evidence had indicated how a fee-and-dividend model of carbon pricing was cash positive for those on lower incomes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin and Solidarity-People Before Profit have been accused of opposing progressive measures to tackle climate change by refusing to endorse a “ca(...)

From left: Prof Mark Ferguson-director general of SFI and chief scientific adviser to the Government; Prof Eamonn Quigley, chief of gastroenterology and hepatology Houston Methodist Hospital; Mr Michael Mahoney, CEO of Boston Scientific, and Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton. Photograph: Greg M. Cooper/SFI

The combination of the Irish education system and investment in science has resulted in the generation of graduates who can easily compete at an inter(...)

Eamon Ryan Green Party TD listens to students from 10 representative schools calling for a mass protest during the school day on Friday 15th March to demand action from the Irish Government on climate change at the Dail. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The all-party Climate Action Committee is to meet this week in an attempt to sign off a report where substantial agreement has already been reached on(...)

Rowan Kelly (front) from Bray with other members of Climate Strike Fridays for Future, spending their thirteenth  consecutive Friday protesting about climate change outside the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

During a talk on climate change a few years ago, secondary school pupil Conal O’Boyle heard something which jolts him still. “We were told that kids (...)

Eileen O’Sullivan:  diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2013

Ireland’s new online safety tsar should target anti-vaccination activists spreading misinformation on social media, the president of the National Asso(...)

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