Richard Bruton

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Virgin Media Television drama ‘Blood’, starring Adrian Dunbar, is among the series to have received funding from the BAI’s Sound & Vision scheme in recent years.

Television and radio programmes backed by the broadcasting regulator’s content funding scheme may be permitted to be shown online first under a new pr(...)

Providence Resources has stated that its Barryroe field off the Cork coast could produce close to 350 million barrels of oil. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The Government published a guide for fossil fuel exploration licence applications just weeks before Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced a ban on this act(...)

Tesco has adopted UN sustainable development goal 12.3, which calls for a reduction by half in farm-to-fork food waste over the next decade. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Twelve major own-label suppliers of Tesco Ireland have pledged to substantially cut food waste, as part of a scheme run by the retailer to halve its f(...)

Climate activist Greta Thunberg at the UN climate action summit in New York: Scolded leaders for robbing young people of a future  . Photograph: Johannes Eisele/Getty

Ireland’s decision to end fossil fuel exploration which was announced by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the UN climate summit means the Republic is among t(...)

Ireland is to phase out oil exploration off coast.

The Government is to phase out oil exploration off the coast of Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced. Speaking ahead of Monday’s climate sum(...)

In 2018 global carbon dioxide emissions grew 2 per cent, reaching a record high. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

All new revenues raised by new or increased carbon taxes in Ireland will be ringfenced to pay for coping with climate action and helping the poor to d(...)

Mary Robinson: Continuing rises in global emissions means widespread subsidies for fossil fuels ‘must stop’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The fossil fuel industry will not change its ways and move to contribute to ending the global climate change threat until it is forced to do so, accor(...)

Crowds of school children pictured on Friday afternoon on Merrion Square, Dublin for the Global Climate Strike. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition has said Friday’s mass youth demonstrations should prompt the Government to commit to greater leadership at next week(...)

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(...)

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