Richard Bruton

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Matthieu Seguin, general manager of Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland with the new 100 per cent recycled PET plastic bottle in its Deep RiverRock range.

The drinks company Deep RiverRock has announced that plastic bottles it uses for its range will be 100 per cent recycled PET plastic from next month. (...)

Draft proposal on climate disruption aims for   70 per cent of Irish electricity needs to  come from renewable sources by 2030. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The use of the term “climate disruption” in the title of the Government’s plan to respond to a rapidly warming world suggests there is finally a minds(...)

The impact on cities, the biggest source of emissions on a per capita basis, will be dramatic, given what is envisaged in the electrification of transport and the built environment. File photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA

The draft Government plan on responding to a warming world that potentially poses an existential threat to humanity sets out its ambition succinctly: (...)

All of Government Plan to Tackle Climate Disruption will be published by Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton in the coming weeks.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Oireachtas will vote on new carbon budgets set out by successive governments, with any purchasing of carbon credits by departments who fail to hit(...)

The Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton: he is expected to publish the All of Government Plan to Tackle Climate Disruption in the coming weeks

The installation of new domestic oil and gas boilers could be banned in the next few years under a new Government policy on tackling climate change. (...)

As much as Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe may wish it were otherwise, a rise in carbon taxes is firmly on the agenda for Budget 2020. Photograph: iStock

For years, the Government has dodged, ducked, swerved and skipped it in every way possible. But the issue of how to implement a significant and behavi(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton said the declaration of a national climate emergency by unanimous Dáil vote was more than symbolic, and signalled politicians wanted to take a leadership role. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The IDA should change its successful strategy in attracting foreign investment to highlight how Ireland is embracing climate actions, and providing op(...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan is  itching for an end to the talking. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Some people, like the leader of the Green Party, might be hung up on one particular fix when it comes to sorting out the broadband problem or alleviat(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton is among the advocates for the broadband plan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Major value-for-money reports on the National Broadband Plan consistently overestimated by €1 billion costs facing the operator. The error in the cos(...)

Ireland will have to be turned ‘entirely on its head’ over the next decade to tackle climate change, the secretary general at the Department for Communications, Climate Action, and the Environment has said.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters.

Ireland will have to be turned “entirely on its head” over the next decade to tackle climate change, the secretary general at the Department for Commu(...)

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