Richard Bruton

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Mandarin Chinese teacher Niamh McNally (centre) alongside Leaving Cert students Sanda Sanduta and Carla Quinlan at Our Lady’s Grove Secondary School in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When asked what motivated them to study Chinese for the Leaving Cert, students at Our Lady’s Grove Secondary School in Dublin’s Clonskeagh give varied(...)

A circular economy minimises waste by reusing or remanufacturing products or parts of products, keeping materials in use for longer through design, repair and reuse. Photograph: iStock

Radical measures including forcing manufacturers to reduce waste packaging and to redesign products to make them more sustainable are among recommend(...)

The Government’s plan provides a roadmap for climate action at scale. Photograph: The Irish Times

The shift in tone is obvious: this is not the Government’s reaction to a distant threat, it’s the national response to human-influenced “climate brea(...)

Minister for Climate Action Eamon  Ryan told TDs that  Ireland could shake off its climate laggard tag. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“There is no cause for mad optimism” that there will be a good outcome to address the climate crisis at the Cop26 global summit next month, Minister f(...)

‘Meeting our climate targets requires a transformation in the way we produce and use goods,’ the committee heard

Transitioning Ireland to a circular economy will have far-reaching consequences for manufacturing and lead to major changes in waste-management practi(...)

‘There is no denying that there are strains within the early childhood sector,’ the report says. Photograph: iStock

A new Fine Gael report has called for a major rethink of the way Ireland supports children and the childcare sector. In the first report to emerge fr(...)

 Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien hit out at the Social Democrats, saying ‘I can’t think of anything the Social Democrats haven’t opposed in some way or other’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government’s Housing for All strategy “is a plan for the squeezed middle” to give them an opportunity to buy their own homes and to help “those wh(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told gathering that ‘ultimately it’s not the Government that pays for this, it’s . . . the average working person.’

The issue of redress for mica-affected homeowners “dominated” the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting, with significant support for those campaignin(...)

Former minister Katherine Zappone and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney. ‘He didn’t take this seriously enough,’ said a party source. ‘He was offhand, he was dismissive…’

Political Reporter One Fine Gael figure, who was sent out to bat in the media for Simon Coveney in recent weeks, considered offering to play a game of(...)

Retail Excellence says many retail landlords are ignoring the code’s provisions to engage with tenants on rent arrears. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Representatives of the retail industry have told a committee of TDs and Senators that the Government’s nine month-old code of practice between landlor(...)

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