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# denis-naughten - Thursday 15 February, 2018

The government is going to use drones to crack down on illegal dumping

Local authorities and community groups can now apply for funding under the initiative.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'It's full steam ahead' - Naughten pours cold water on Fianna Fáil calls for review of National Broadband Plan

Fianna Fáil’s communications spokesman Timmy Dooley had suggested that the procurement process should be halted in order to ‘review’ the tender.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools

Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.

Salvaging the broadband plan: 'State stepping in to provide rural internet should be considered'

Fianna Fáil will tonight ask the government to stall the procurement process and review what has gone wrong in the roll-out of broadband.

# denis-naughten - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Rural broadband: Compensation for homeowners as new law to give access to private land

The new legislation will provide for compensation for homeowners in Mayo and Galway.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Denis Naughten says banning children from the internet 'isn't practical'

The government is moving towards appointing a Digital Safety Commissioner.

# denis-naughten - Sunday 14 January, 2018

There has been a jump in the number of people buying a TV licence in the last year

The jump in the figures over the last year is largely attributed to the public awareness campaign rolled out by the Department of Communications.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

More air quality monitoring stations on the way that will give real-time information to the public

Environment Minister Denis Naughten said the importance of air quality and the impacts it has on our health cannot be underestimated.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

China took 95% of Ireland's plastic waste - but now it's changed its mind and we're in trouble

Ireland is the top producer of plastic waste in the European Union.

# denis-naughten - Saturday 6 January, 2018

'I'm actually embarrassed': It'll be 2023 before all rural homes are connected to high-speed broadband

Rural TDs have hit out against Minister Denis Naughten who admitted it could be up to five years before all connections are done.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Taoiseach wants to up spending on climate change to avoid hefty EU fines

Ireland is facing a fine of €75 million each year if 16% of its energy doesn’t come from renewable-energy sources by 2020.

# denis-naughten - Monday 1 January, 2018

From today, you can now get a bit of cash to install an electric car charger in your home

This is the latest initiative from the government to boost electric car sales in Ireland.

# denis-naughten - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Clarity sought from BAI after reports Zappone pulled from show over referendum fears

The Sunday Independent reported today that an invitation for Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone to appear on Tv3 show The Restaurant next year had been withdrawn.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

'It doesn't fly': Macron rejects Trump offer to renegotiate Paris climate agreement

World leaders are meeting in Paris today – two years to the day since the deal was agreed.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Ban on sale of smoky coal to extend countrywide in Autumn 2018

A ban on the sale of smoky coal was first introduced in Dublin in 1990.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

What can be recycled? Government publishes first national list to help you out

The list includes plastic bottles and egg cartons – and excludes coffee cups and tissues.

# 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.

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