Richard Bruton

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These are fraught times in RTÉ, where morale, if not quite in the toilet, is certainly heading in the direction of the bowl. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Could RTÉ’s Lyric FM go off air? Is the Cork studio destined to be mothballed or sold off? Will the end credits roll for [insert service or programme (...)

The Ballymount recycling plant in Dublin 24. ‘There’s huge scope for us to do a lot better,’ said Minister for Environment Richard Bruton. File photograph: Peter Murtagh

Two-thirds of the plastics used daily in the Republic cannot be recycled, and that number must be dramatically improved, Minister for Climate Action a(...)

Seventy-one per cent of industrial greenhouse gas emissions since 1988 have been produced by just 100 companies. Photograph: iStock

Is the act of making personal changes to combat climate change a futile distraction from the real work we should be doing, lobbying governments and in(...)

Paschal Donohoe will pay a full Christmas social welfare bonus this year in the forthcoming no-deal Brexit budget, the Sunday Times states.

Almost two-thirds of voters have said they would be willing to forgo budget tax cuts at a time of rising fears over the economic cost of a no-deal Bre(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh TD during the announcement of the publication of new legislation which will allow for a  stronger complaints procedure and charter for parents. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Schools which fail to consult with parents and pupils over issues such as school uniform costs face the threat of being “named and shamed” under new l(...)

Dublin Bay: its sea level  has risen by twice the global average in the past 20 years,  according to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Photograph: Getty Images

Dublin Bay’s sea level appears to be rising faster than initially forecast, and has risen by twice the global average in the past 20 years, underlinin(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton, who is publishing the Northside Partnership’s strategy 2019-2023. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

People living in disadvantaged communities often have strengths, skills and talents greater than those of people from more privileged areas, which can(...)

Society of the Irish Motor Industry accepts changes to the funding regime ‘but now is not the time to do it’. Photograph: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty

Motor dealers have been told grants for electric vehicles next year will not be allocated to car owners until after October, heightening concerns the (...)

Limerick is taking part in a pilot project alongside Trondheim in Norway to help define how urban areas in the EU become positive energy cities. Photograph: Getty Images

Limerick has been unveiled as one of two EU cities seeking to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of urban areas by becoming “energy generators r(...)

Dublin exposure: flooding risk due to more intense storms and sea-level rise makes the capital especially vulnerable as so much of the city is located at the mouth of the Liffey and built on reclaimed land. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dublin City Council has signed off on a climate action plan that sets ambitious targets for the capital in adopting renewable energy, reducing carbon (...)

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