Richard Bruton

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Richard Bruton: he said  three-quarters of electricity would be suppled in the years ahead by renewables, but gas would be needed “when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine”

Ireland must continue to explore for new gasfields because gas will be a key part of the State’s energy supply for the next 30 years, an independent e(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton: ‘The reality is living will be different if we want to achieve what we are setting out.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton

Tackling climate change will involve changing the habits of a lifetime, Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton has haid. Changing how householde(...)

Chasing younger viewers: Doireann Garrihy impersonates RTÉ presenters Maura Derrane and Dáithí Ó Sé on her RTÉ Player show the Doireann Project.

Are younger viewers ignoring television or is television ignoring them? On paper, the answer seems obvious. Generation Z has options. The whims of ch(...)

Wind turbines in the Irish Sea. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Ireland’s ocean resources are crucial to delivering on the target of generating 70 per cent of electricity in the State from renewable energy by 2030,(...)

Richard Bruton: acknowledged that the Republic would still need fossil fuel during periods when “the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton announced a review of the Republic’s fossil fuel needs shortly after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pledged to (...)

Friends of the Irish Environment director Tony Lowes (front) and colleagues pictured on Friday morning outside the Four Courts. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The State has been warned it cannot approve the proposed liquefied natural gas facility in the Shannon estuary as a “project of common interest” witho(...)

An immediate threat hangs over the future of several hundred Bord na Móna workers who supply peat to the West Offaly and Lough Ree power plants.

Bord na Móna chief executive Tom Donnellan has hinted at widespread job losses at the State company. The Bord na Móna group of unions, which represe(...)

Central Bank: due to be called before the Oireachtas Finance Committee. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Central Bank is due to be called before the Oireachtas Finance Committee in relation to insurance companies charging existing customers more than (...)

Physicist Brian Cox speaking at EirGrid’s  launch of its new five-year strategy. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Electricity grid operator EirGrid will spend more than €2 billion over the next five years to prepare the system for 2030, when more than two-thirds o(...)

The Corrib Gas field is due to run out in 2025. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Republic this week joined Belize, Costa Rica, France and New Zealand in banning oil exploration. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the United Nations th(...)

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