Richard Bruton

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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(...)

Assurances were given that sufficient funding was available for the retrofit housing scheme when it was known that all applicants could not be accommodated. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Confidence in public administration is a necessary lubricant in the relationship between citizens and government. And it has been damaged by the handl(...)

More than 300 homeowners who had been awaiting approval for a deep retrofit grant have been told the funding is not available. Photograph: iStock

The Government considered processing applications from people who have now been shut out of the State’s deep retrofit scheme before deciding to leave (...)

Toni Morrison:  RTÉ’s Radio 1’s culture programme Arena discussed her life and work, with contributions from Anne Enright and Paul Muldoon. Photograph: Lee Romero/The New York Times

Who needs live radio these days? As a listener, I’ve increasingly drifted away. Podcasts offer more nuanced discussions. Streaming services have bette(...)

Minister for  Transport Shane Ross and  his wife, Ruth Buchanan, at the RDS: “I do not drive a diesel car as suggested nor have I ever owned a Jaguar.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has been challenged by Cabinet and local colleagues over claims he drives an environmentally friendly car. However,(...)

Holstein cows: Everybody needs to think carefully about their diets, experts say. Photograph: David Moir/Reuters

The world cannot avoid the worst impacts of climate change without radically changing how it produces food, the UN has warned in its latest assessment(...)

 The Hyundai Ioniq electric car is the mode of transport   for  the Minister for Climate Action and  Environment Richard Bruton

Just two of the 15 senior Ministers in Cabinet drive or are driven in environmentally-friendly vehicles. Only Minister for Climate Action and Environ(...)

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