Richard Bruton

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Minister for Communications Richard Bruton: Committed to ‘developing a device independent charge’. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Why does RTÉ say that it has been “left with no option” but to make cuts? RTÉ has cited three reasons why it must “modify” its cost base: declining c(...)

RTÉ Headquarters in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s entire media is on life support and the Government’s prescription is “tea and sympathy”, the Dáil has heard. Fianna Fáil deputy leader Dara(...)

RTÉ Headquarters. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning. Days after the death of Gay Byrne, the dominant and outstanding figure in its history, RTÉ outlined overnight the measures it will have(...)

Niall Wynn, owner  of the Proper Order Coffee Company in Dublin’s Smithfield, with one of his compostable coffee cups. Photograph: Alan Betson

A proposed new levy on disposable cups will unfairly penalise coffee shops and consumers who are already committed to moving away from single-use plas(...)

Environmental campaigner Flossie Donnelly, up to her neck in single use plastic during a protest by Sick of Plastic campaigners at the Department of the Environment on Adelaide Road. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

New levies due to be introduced on disposable cups and plastic bags are not a “grab for money”, the Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richar(...)

An estimated 22,000 disposable cups are used every hour. Photograph: iStock

A new levy of up to 25 cent on a disposable coffee cup is one of a number of environmental charges being announced by the Government. Minister for C(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan:  “For all the talk, for all the plans, emissions are rising, not falling.”  Photograph: Sam Boal/

The State’s system for monitoring whether Ireland is meeting key climate change targets is “unsatisfactory,” an internal Department of Communications (...)

 Granahan McCourt chairman and chief executive David  McCourt:  Minister for Communications Richard Bruton is expected to sign  a   €2.9 billion contract with National Broadband Ireland, a firm established by   Granahan McCourt, according to the Sunday Times

Broadband contract The Government is expected to sign the €2.9 billion contract for the national broadband plan next week, according to the Sunday Ti(...)

Dublin City Council said ‘adding any more vehicles in the bus lanes would not facilitate public transport and bus operations’. File image:  Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Dublin City Council has said it is opposed to proposed regulation changes which would allow electric and hybrid vehicles to use bus lanes. Last week,(...)

Next-generation 5G technology uses higher-frequency waves that require more transmitter masts as they travel shorter distances. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

Business lobby group Ibec has urged the Government to address concerns over possible health risks associated with 5G mobile technology after motions w(...)

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