Richard Bruton

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Like all governments, this one underestimates the extent of its unpopularity among voters. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

So, will he, won’t he? Will he, won’t he? Despite the huffing and puffing of the rural independents, the edgy impatience of many Fine Gaelers and the(...)

The move to bring in tighter rules on what people are exposed to online will be welcomed by many campaigners and parents. Photograph: iStock

Significant fines for online companies who breach new digital safety laws could be linked to financial turnover, Minister for Communications Richard B(...)

The new Media Commission’s efficacy will depend on the level of resources granted to it by Government. File photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Financial penalties are among the range of sanctions that will be available to the proposed new Media Commission, a body that will take on the existin(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin (left) will meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Thursday to discuss the date of the general election.

The long-anticipated meeting between Fine Gael leader Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin to discuss the election date and th(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new commission will be established to regulate the media and to replace the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, under proposals to be brought to Cabi(...)

Fianna Fáil’s climate spokesman Jack Chambers. File Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil has welcomed publication by Fine Gael of a Bill to give legal force to carbon emission reductions in government departments and sectors, i(...)

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD confirmed methane, the greenhouse gas most associated with agriculture, would be subject to emissions reduction targets though he accepted some sectors might not have to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Electric vehicles (EVs) will be more economical than petrol or diesel cars within four years, according to Minister for Climate Action and Environment(...)

The greatest implications of the Climate Action (Amendment) Bill will lie with the transport, agriculture, housing and energy sectors, which are most responsible for rising Irish CO2 emissions. File photograph: Getty

Details of a climate action Bill which will force transport, agriculture, housing and energy sectors to radically reduce carbon emissions over the com(...)

Flooding in  Jakarta, Indonesia: The world is dangerously behind in climate action, a scenario compounded by a weak outcome to the recent annual UN climate talks in Madrid. Photograph:  AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

A radical overhaul of climate policy was called for in two of the most significant reports during the past year on responding to global warming in the(...)

At a national level, 79 per cent said they were either strongly in favour or tend to favour wind power, according to the survey. Photograph: David O’Brien

A majority of Irish people say that they are in favour of wind energy and that climate change will influence who they vote for at the next general ele(...)

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