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#Department of Environment

# department-of-environment - Monday 28 January, 2013

Govt departments doubling up for online encyclopaedia fees

Both the Department of Education and the Department of the Environment are currently paying for access to Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.

# department-of-environment - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Cut in elderly alarm scheme criticised as "penny-wise and pound-foolish"

Age Action said that a cut in the Seniors Alert Scheme “is a bad decision” with “terrible timing”, given recent attacks on elderly people.

# department-of-environment - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power.

When an aeroplane crashes we don’t stop flying, we improve safety. Nuclear power should be the same, writes Philip Walton.

# department-of-environment - Monday 3 December, 2012

Boycotts, warnings and patriotism: A year of the household charge

Just under 70 per cent of eligible households have paid or registered to pay the controversial €100 tax but that is only after a year of much protest and mis-management.

# department-of-environment - Monday 15 October, 2012

Phil Hogan to bring local government reforms to Cabinet tomorrow

There are reports that the overhaul will include abolishing the power of councillors to overturn the decisions of planning officials.

# department-of-environment - Monday 24 September, 2012

Report on property tax to be brought to Cabinet 'shortly'

The Department of Environment has dismissed claims that the report by the expert group examining the issue is being suppressed.

# department-of-environment - Friday 31 August, 2012

Water meter installation will commence next year

Reports this morning suggested that water metering may be delayed but the Government insists that installations will begin in 2013.

# department-of-environment - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Cork councils to receive €700,000 for flood clean-up

Three councils will receive the funding to help clean up the city and county after last month’s flooding.

# department-of-environment - Saturday 9 June, 2012

For Dolphin House residents, concerns over ‘inhumane’ conditions continue

For Linda Burnett-Bowdler, the ongoing problems with damp and mould at the housing complex in south Dublin have taken their toll on her and her family.

# department-of-environment - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

New guidelines for retail planning could pave way for hypermarkets

The guidelines will allow for larger superstores and supermarkets to be built in Ireland.

# department-of-environment - Friday 13 April, 2012

Household charge registrations creep over 900,000 barrier

Around 10,000 new households have been accounted for in the last three days – still only just over half the population.

# department-of-environment - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Estimated 890,000 have paid the household charge

The official deadline passed on 31 March but several thousand property owners have paid the €100 charge over the past ten days.

# department-of-environment - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Calls for clarification as Dunnes Stores loses plastic bag levy case

The supermarket chain today lost its court battle to overturn a tax assessment for €36.4 million.

# department-of-environment - Friday 18 November, 2011

Budget leaks: the hypermarket could be on its way to Ireland Exclusive

According to leaked documents seen by, the Government has agreed to make changes to the retail size caps which could allow for Wal-mart and Costco to set up shop here.

# department-of-environment - Monday 3 October, 2011

Gallagher makes final appeal to fellow presidential candidates over leaflets

Seán Gallagher wants candidates to club together for a joint election leaflet which will save millions but it is not compulsory for presidential hopefuls to use State funding for leaflets.

# department-of-environment - Monday 26 September, 2011

Referendums confirmed on Oireachtas inquiries and judges' pay

Minister Phil Hogan has suggested that unemployed people could be given jobs at polling stations during the ballots.

# department-of-environment - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Students in sleepout protest over rogue landlords

The USI is highlighting calls for a deposit protection scheme – Housing junior minister Willie Penrose says he is awaiting feedback from the PRTB on the issue.