Richard Bruton

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Minister for Communications Richard Bruton said: ‘People should not be able to exempt themselves from the proposed charge by arguing they do not consume any RTÉ or TG4 services.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government has “work to do” before it can say who will be eligible to pay a mooted replacement for the television licence fee and how it will be e(...)

What will the device-independent broadcasting charge look like?  Minister for Communications Richard Bruton says the details haven’t been worked out yet.

I don’t have a television set. I only watch TV online through Netflix or maybe the RTÉ Player. I’m not currently eligible to pay the licence fee. What(...)

INM shareholders last month overwhelmingly backed the Mediahuis buyout

Belgian group Mediahuis has overhauled the management team and board of Independent News and Media (INM), after formally completing its €145.6 million(...)

Workers attend an emergency meeting at the Mountdillon Bord na Móna plant. File photograph: Shelley Corcoran

A letter from the chief executive of Bord na Móna has provoked an angry response from unions which accused the company of “an insult” to its workforce(...)

Gert Ysebaert, CEO and Thomas Leysen, chairman, Mediahuis. The Government must formally approve all media mergers in the State. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has given a green light to the €145.6 million takeover of Independent News & Media (INM) by Belgian group Mediahuis, ahead of an ap(...)

A thermometer showing over 40 degrees at the Volklingen Ironworks in Volklingen, Germany. Western Europe has been hit by another heatwave which is setting new temperature records. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland must be prepared for extreme heatwaves of the kind that recently swept across Europe, the head of the Climate Change Advisory Council has warn(...)

‘Reducing the Irish suckler herd will result in an increase in global emissions,’ says the IFA’s president. Photograph: Alan Betson

Calls to significantly reduce Ireland’s cattle herd in order to meet 2030 carbon reduction targets have been dismissed as “flawed logic” by farmers. (...)

Minister for the Environment  Richard Bruton: ‘It will be about getting people to sign up to pledges for change’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton has signalled a new range of punitive measures for companies that fail to reduce plastic consumption, incl(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has come under sustained attack for the Government’s climate policies from two youth climate activists at (...)

Schools won’t start back for more than a month but the lead-in time is long

It can’t be back to school time already, can it? No, not really. Schools won’t start back for more than a month, but as with most everything nowadays (...)

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