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# denis-naughten - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

An Post receives €30m loan to save rural post offices and continue five-day service

The funding has been provided to An Post with immediate effect.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 9 November, 2017

All new cars sold in Ireland from next April will 'call' emergency service if you crash

Once the car senses a severe impact the eCall device automatically initiates an emergency call.

# denis-naughten - Monday 30 October, 2017

Poll: Will your next car be an electric one? Electric Dreams This post contains a poll

Poll: Will your next car be an electric one?

Is it time to finally go electric?

The Environment Minister took TheJournal.ie for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next Driving Mr Naughten This post contains videos

The Environment Minister took TheJournal.ie for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next

The minister talks electric cars and why Michael Healy Rae is wrong to say they’re total rubbish.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Senior ladies football and camogie finals made protected sporting events

The ladies football final drew record audience figures this year.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Minister calls for ban on sulky racing on public roads

Communications Minister Denis Naughten also wants a ban on animals being used in circuses.

# denis-naughten - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Recycling expert says those who carry their own cup should get 20c off their coffee

Dr Tara Shine said lessons were learned from the plastic bag levy and people should be rewarded for recycling.

# denis-naughten - Monday 11 September, 2017

Bottle deposit scheme on the way for Scotland, but Irish government says it's still too expensive

Despite calls from the Green Party to introduce such a plan, the minister is not budging.

# denis-naughten - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Government 'disappointed' watchdog refuses to join group to monitor bin charges

The government announced a price monitoring group would be set-up to ensure waste collectors do not hike up their prices.

# denis-naughten - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Naughten prepared to bring in gender quotas for Irish radio

A report on gender and broadcasting is due in December or January – Naughten said that if it recommends quotas, he will support this.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Senior ladies football and camogie All-Ireland finals 'of major importance to society'

This means that they will now be available on a free-to-air and live basis for TV viewers.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 17 August, 2017

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

'A blight on the countryside': Minister pledges money to clean up thousands of tyres dumped around Ireland

Latest estimates from local authorities suggest there are more than 750,000 tyres dumped around the country.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Explainer: Why hundreds of post offices may close, and what can save them

The Irish Postmasters’ Union has said that talks with An Post have broken down, and is urging the government to take action.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Minister speaks to Insomnia and Supermacs about reducing use of disposable coffee cups

With cross-party support, the Green Party’s Waste Reduction Bill made its way through the Dáil.

# denis-naughten - Monday 3 July, 2017

Plans to encourage shoppers to remove food packaging and recycle at supermarket exits

Minister Denis Naughten is looking at introducing large-scale recycling bins outside supermarkets in a bid to tackle waste at source.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Irish people will soon be able to take a stake in local renewable energy projects

The government is developing a new support scheme to enable community ownership.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999

A pilot scheme is currently underway with three major mobile networks.

# denis-naughten - Friday 9 June, 2017

Video sharing platforms will have to place warnings on harmful content which might incite terrorism

Communications Minister Denis Naughten said his department will begin work on the new law next year

# denis-naughten - Thursday 25 May, 2017

'Someone attempts to take their life every 9 minutes' claims Minister

Communications Minister Denis Naughten sounded a warning bell on responsible reporting at Press Council of Ireland report.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

There have been lots of cyber attacks on State websites that the public aren't even aware of

There have been calls for the Garda cyber crime unit to be beefed up.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Local councils are getting help to rid dog poo from our streets

Not picking up after your dog can land you with a fine of up to €150.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Private firm to be hired to chase TV licence evaders

Ireland’s evasion rate stands at 13.75% – much higher than the EU average.

There are serious plans to take TV licence inspections away from An Post

TV licence fee collectors have been criticised in the UK – but any new inspectors here will have to adhere to certain criteria.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 4 May, 2017

You won't have to buy a TV licence for your laptop, PC or tablet

The idea to extend the TV licence fee to other devices has been scrapped by Denis Naughten.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 27 April, 2017

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes

Renewable energy in Ireland is currently predominantly generated from the wind.

At just 128 miles from Dublin, Ireland needs assurances about Sellafield - TD

The UK-Ireland Contact Group on Radiological Matters is meeting in Dublin today.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Ireland can't wait for EU ban on microbeads and is pressing on with its own

The confusion around whether Ireland’s allowed to bring in its own microbead ban without permission from the EU seems to have been cleared up.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Irish broadband speed is going to be as fast as it is in South Korea - Naughten

Irish broadband speed is going to be as fast as it is in South Korea - Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten said an additional 300,000 premises will get high speed broadband within 90 weeks.

You may soon have to input your TV licence number to watch RTÉ online

Minister Denis Naughten said he is looking to replicate the UK system.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Independent TD threatens to withdraw support for government over post office closures

It is feared that post offices around the country are set to close in the near future.

# denis-naughten - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping

Minister Denis Naughten is to launch the new project in Galway on Monday

# denis-naughten - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Do you waste food? This Dragons' Den investor wants supermarkets and shoppers to cut it out

Ireland generates over one million tonnes of food waste per year.

# denis-naughten - Friday 3 March, 2017

Asbestos and other toxic waste leaking into Irish Sea off Bray and Dublin coast

It has been warned that people’s health could be at risk.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 19 January, 2017

'I was flat on my back, in a neck brace, head brace and spinal board. It was scary.'

Minister Naughten was knocked off his bike at the start of the year.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Minister Denis Naughten out of hospital after treatment for cycling accident

The Communications Minister had spent the last few days in hospital following a cycling collision.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Denis Naughten to be discharged from hospital today

The Communications Minister was hospitalised following a cycling collision with a vehicle on Monday.

# denis-naughten - Monday 2 January, 2017

Minister Denis Naughten hit by a car while out cycling in Roscommon

He has been brought to hospital.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

7 ways the government says it will fix broadband access in Ireland

The government’s plan to speed up and deliver broadband services has been repeatedly delayed.

# denis-naughten - Monday 19 December, 2016

Loophole allows Eircode to run adverts which falsely imply codes save lives

The advert, which ran on both television and radio stations, claimed an Eircode would help emergency services “find you faster”.

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