Richard Bruton

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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe told the Ardfheis that “a no-deal disorderly Brexit will pose very significant difficult challenges to all economies across Europe and Ireland will face particular risk.”

Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann has sharply criticised the Government’s approach to Brexit and said Fine Gael remarks were delivered “like a (...)

“Fixed broadband may have been Plan A for the government in 2015 when the rural broadband project was launched, but time and technology have moved on, and mobile broadband has caught up”

The Government’s plan to subsidise the roll out of broadband in rural areas – so long in the planning and now so mired in controversy – has failed. Th(...)

Secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Public Reform, Robert Watt  said ‘pricing carbon works and it should be the primary tool in our arsenal to combat climate change’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Future State infrastructure projects will have to pass tougher climate change rules, or else not go ahead, a top civil servant has said, in a major ch(...)

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More than 40 top companies in Ireland have pledged to cut their carbon emissions significantly by 2030. The companies, which cover retail, manufactu(...)

Green Party: Pippa Hackett, Eamon Ryan and Grace O’Sullivan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Bill proposing the setting up of a “just transition” process to support workers and communities forced to make the transition from a fossil-fuel eco(...)

Adam Kelly, a fifth year student from Skerries Community College, is the overall winner at SciFest 2018 Photograph: Keith Arkins

Large-scale quantum computers are set to be the next frontier in advanced computing but they are not yet widely available, which means there is a requ(...)

Government fears are mounting  over spending vast sums on a rural broadband network only a minority may actually use.

Just one in seven homes in rural Ireland so far offered high-speed broadband by Eir have taken it up, which has raised serious fears in the Government(...)

The new Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton (left) says Project Ireland 2040 was designed to ensure that future growth is “compact, connected and sustainable”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton will set out a proposed trajectory of rising carbon taxes early next year going up to 2030. In settin(...)

Richard Bruton: ‘I want to make Ireland a leader in responding to climate change, not a follower’. File photograph: Tom Honan

If Ireland is to respond adequately to the threat of climate change it will require “a revolution in how we live”, according to the new Minister for C(...)

Children feel fear and isolation when  something they do online goes horribly wrong, says chief executive of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, John Church. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has sought “urgent” legal advice from the Attorney General on a range of issues raised by a Bill proposing (...)

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