Richard Bruton

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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 (...)

An agriforestry site on Leo Murphy’s farm in Kilcock, Co Kildare. Photograph: Iain White

As the Government unveils plans to plant 22 million trees every year over the next two decades, Ireland’s forestry industry has rejected what it has c(...)

Simone, John, Sophie and Jane at Chateaux Azay-le-Rideau in the Loire Valley.

The Swedes have a word for it: flygskam, or “flying shame”. Growing anxiety about the environmental impact of travel means more and more people are no(...)

Personnel costs were the main contributor to AIB’s higher expenses, growing 8 per cent or €29 million between January and June over the same period in 2018, because of wage inflation and a higher headcount.

AIB has imposed an embargo on recruitment and promotion for its 9,800 staff as the State-controlled lender moves to keep a lid on costs, according to (...)

The Government’s grant schemes for electric vehicles, solar panels and energy efficiency home improvements had drawn down 80 per cent of their budgets for the entire year. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government’s ability to pay grants for three energy-saving schemes was cast into doubt earlier this summer when officials identified a €20 million(...)

Richard Bruton says he expects letters of offer to issue from early September 2019 to  eligible applicants. Photograph: iStock

All applicants to a deep retrofit pilot who submitted their details before July will have their application processed, according to Minister for Envir(...)

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