Brian Leddin

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Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae declared 16 letting properties  in a Dáil register of members’ interests. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

One-quarter of TDs are property investors or landowners, the latest register of Dáil members’ interests shows, a drop from the previous Dáil, in which(...)

 Dr Tadhg O’Mahony, an adviser to the Finland Futures Research Centre, said Ireland’s transport emissions were – per capita – the fourth highest in the EU. File photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s model of development “has hardwired us to mainly low-density development dependent on car-based transport”, which fails to address climate c(...)

The Cabinet has approved a ban on licences for new oil and natural gas exploration

The Cabinet has approved a ban on licences for new oil and natural gas exploration which will come into effect immediately. The ban will be enacted t(...)

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins: ‘It was clear that the draft Climate Bill did not reflect the ambition or urgency demanded by civil society.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

The Oireachtas Climate Committee has recommended the Climate Bill be significantly strengthened to include a national ban on importing fracked gas, a (...)

Pat Keating, chief executive of Shannon Foynes Port (left) and Paul Doherty, managing director of Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions’ at Foynes Port after publication of a report on the potential for the Shannon region in wind energy.  Photograph:  Sean Curtin/True Media.

The Shannon estuary and the wider west coast can provide “unprecedented renewable energy opportunity for Ireland” by becoming a strategic location for(...)

Prof John Fitzgerald: ‘The legislation should not be over-prescriptive on additional functions for the Council that could serve to distract from or dilute its core mandate.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The work of a revamped Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) risks being overloaded by requirements in proposed new legislation, which could see it e(...)

Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Kevin O’Sullivan Environment & Science Editor Publication of the new climate action Bill by the Government is “a significant milestone on the pa(...)

Green TD Neasa Hourigan will chair the Committee on Budgetary Oversight, despite losing her speaking rights after voting against the Government in the last Dáil session. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

James Lawless, the Kildare North Fianna Fáil TD who was passed over for promotion to a junior ministry this week, has been named chair of the Oireacht(...)

Josepha Madigan has been appointed a Minister of State. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Fianna Fáil TD has accused Taoiseach Micheál Martin of insulting him and his community by passing him over for a junior ministerial post. (...)

New Fine Gael TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill could be in line for a quick promotion. She has worked in different government departments as an adviser, is close to Leo Varadkar and is a strong media performer. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Groups of TDs gathered around Leinster House and the National Convention Centre for nervous conversations about their prospects, conscious that they a(...)

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