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# denis-naughten - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Bruton says tweets attributed to broadband plan director 'should not have happened'

Former minister Denis Naughten also addressed the Dáil this evening.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Denis Naughten welcomes report which says broadband plan 'was not tainted' by dinners

The review relied on statements by Naughten, David McCourt and others as no formal minutes were taken at these meetings.

# denis-naughten - Friday 19 October, 2018

Diary trawl unearths more meetings between former Communications Minister and David McCourt

Denis Naughten resigned last week over revelations that he met with the businessman four times.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'I've done nothing wrong': Pat Breen defends extending dinner invitation to broadband bidder's home to Naughten

The Taoiseach believes Breen’s involvement is not a resigning matter.

The government was told that shifting TV licence duties to Revenue would crush post offices

A union representing An Post workers made the claims in a letter to ex-minister Denis Naughten.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Report due in three weeks on whether Naughten meetings undermined procurement process

The review follows the resignation of Denis Naughten as Communications Minister over his dinners with David McCourt.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Martin rounds on Breen over dinner invitation to NBP bidder's home: 'It is not a credible explanation'

Taoiseach repeated today that he did not think it was a resigning matter.

# denis-naughten - Monday 15 October, 2018

Taoiseach says Breen extending national broadband bidder's dinner invitation to Naughten is 'not a resigning matter'

Pat Breen extended a dinner invitation to former Communications Minister Denis Naughten at the request of David McCourt.

# denis-naughten - Sunday 14 October, 2018

'There is a compelling public interest': Two more Independents will support Fine Gael in key votes

Dáil arithmetic meant the resignation of Denis Naughten created a headache for the minority government.

# denis-naughten - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Mini-reshuffle sees a change for Richard Bruton and two seats for the west at Cabinet

Donegal TD Joe McHugh is to replace Bruton as Minister for Education.

Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election Thin Ice This post contains videos

Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election

The slight Dáil majority enjoyed by Fine Gael has become even more wafer-thin in recent weeks.

# denis-naughten - Friday 12 October, 2018

'Pat Breen asked a minister to meet a constituent and Naughten decided to go'

Pressure has been mounting on Breen to clarify the nature of his meetings with McCourt.

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Poll: Would you be happy to see Frances Fitzgerald return as a minister?

Frances Fitzgerald could be poised for a dramatic return to Cabinet.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 11 October, 2018

'I'm not afraid to take tough decisions: Leo says carbon tax would have been a 'double whammy'

The Taoiseach joined us live in TheJournal.ie offices this morning.

Breen invited Naughten to dinner at McCourt's house at broadband bidder's request

The Taoiseach told the Dáil that Pat Breen also attended a dinner with McCourt.

Naughten admits more private meetings with head of broadband bidding group

Richard Bruton is to take over the role of Communications Minister temporarily.

Denis Naughten has resigned as Communications Minister

He made the announcement in the Dáil this afternoon.

Taoiseach 'satisfied' with Denis Naughten's account of dinner with Broadband Plan bidder - for now

Naughten has been under pressure after it emerged he attended a dinner with David McCourt in July.

# denis-naughten - Friday 5 October, 2018

Regina Doherty has 'absolutely no confidence' North-South interconnector will happen

The minister said Brexit is “the biggest obstacle” facing the proposed energy project.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Government says overground option for North-South interconnector will go ahead as planned

The Minister for Communications confirmed that the interconnector would be constructed even in the event of a hard Brexit.

Ireland is approaching an emergency waste landfill situation, warns minister

A memo is to be brought to Cabinet outlining a zero-tolerance approach to single-use plastics in government and State-funded buildings.

# denis-naughten - Monday 1 October, 2018

Digital kiosks to offer free access to Government services in post offices

Government funding of €80,000 has been provided to help with rolling out the digital assist pilot scheme.

# denis-naughten - Friday 28 September, 2018

'Consumers have little or no power': CCPC expresses concerns over unregulated Irish waste market

The average home now pays €230-€280 a year in waste collection charges.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Mandatory security requirements introduced to protect companies against cyber attacks

The requirements will apply to service providers in sectors such as digital communications, transport, drinking water supply and healthcare.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Hotels and businesses may have to pay more for TV licences

Leinster House, which has around 1,000 TVs is only required to pay for one TV licence.

# denis-naughten - Friday 20 July, 2018

Minister tells Facebook he is 'appalled and disgusted' over harmful content

Naughten said that the company needed a “step change” in their practices.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

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Naughten to meet Facebook management to discuss 'deep concerns' about harmful content

A Dispatches documentary revealed that inappropriate content remained on the social media platform despite being reported.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook

The Taoiseach made the comment as he launched the government’s new online safety strategy, which will see Facebook and Google on an advisory panel.

Ireland set to ban plastic microbeads as Cabinet approves drafting of new law

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs to exfoliate your skin.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Supermacs to introduce recyclable cups, paper straws and biodegradable burger wraps in all restaurants

The changes are part of the restaurant’s green initiative which is being rolled out across all 110 outlets.

# denis-naughten - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Ireland plans to ban sale of new cars with tailpipes by 2030

The government are also exploring ways of reducing cigarette butt litter.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Minister says bin charges will rise by up to €1 per lift if bottle deposit scheme introduced

The Environment Committee voted to ensure the set up of a bottle deposit scheme is compulsory.

# denis-naughten - Saturday 28 April, 2018

TV inspectors carrying out more weekend and evening inspections for unpaid fees

Additional temporary inspectors have also been appointed to improve the compliance rate.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 19 April, 2018

What did Denis Naughten do and what happened next?

Confused by the controversy surrounding the Communications Minister? Catch up here.

'This is not on' - Mary Lou calls for Naughten to either stand aside - or be sacked

The Sinn Féin president has no truck with Minister for Communications Denis Naughten’s speech to the Dáil yesterday.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

'I did nothing wrong': Minister defends phone call about INM merger

Pressure has been mounting on the minister today to clarify the situation, with the opposition claiming that the minister misled the Dáil.

Minister Denis, billionaire Denis and a media merger: Dáil seeks clarity over who knew what when

Minister Denis Naughten is to make a speech on what he told INM about the media merger being referred to the BAI.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Taoiseach and Communications Minister both say alleged data breach at INM is 'concerning'

“For a democracy to function, we need an independent press,” the Taoiseach said in Galway today.

# denis-naughten - Saturday 31 March, 2018

All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash

eCall is a new life-saving technology which will be fitted to all new cars from today.

# 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.

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