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# environment-minister - Friday 6 November, 2015

These two men have been talking up the new plan on rents and housing supply

Full details of the plan agreed between the Finance and Environment ministers will be unveiled next Tuesday.

# environment-minister - Monday 31 August, 2015

"A scumbag": Alan Kelly had a thing or two to say about that threatening package

The army bomb squad was called out to deal with a package delivered to the minister’s constituency office on Friday.

# environment-minister - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Homelessness has increased since the action plan after Jonathan Corrie's death

An extra 172 families are now homeless since the action plan was published last December.

# environment-minister - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Alan Kelly: Phil Hogan 'could have done better' when setting up Irish Water

The Environment Minister also said that he doesn’t want to see people end up in jail for not paying water charges.

# environment-minister - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

'Like Del Boy trying to sell discounted goods': Socialist TDs are not impressed by water charge concessions

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said that the Government will “wait and see” if the public accepts the new water charges package.

# environment-minister - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Phil Hogan 'personally signed off on' funding relating to Irish Water consultants

New documents have reportedly revealed that he was aware of the spend as far back as December 2012.

# environment-minister - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

'Phil Hogans' hold protest against controversial Kilkenny bridge

Protesters are keeping up a 24-hour presence at the construction site of a bridge over the River Nore.

# environment-minister - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Hogan: 'See? Investing in water services IS an investment in jobs'

The Environment Minister has welcomed a €1.7 billion investment in Irish Water.

# environment-minister - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Government to review storage of ‘toxic materials’ near homes

The Environment Minister also confirmed last night that three investigations will be carried out into the cause last weekend’s fire at a west Dublin recycling plant.

# environment-minister - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Almost 80,000 homes have so far been fitted with water meters

Irish Water came into operation yesterday and says that over 1 million household connections have also now surveyed by authorities.

# environment-minister - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Absent TDs and unanswered questions leave Micheál Martin criticising Dáil reforms

Changes to the question time have been criticised but the government chief whip has defended the new format following near-farcical scenes in the chamber on Thursday.

# environment-minister - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

"Arrogant" Phil Hogan's visit to be greeted with protest by Letterkenny councillors

Councillors are up in arms over plans to scrap the local authority. The town’s mayor will mention the issue in a speech attended by Hogan on Friday.

# environment-minister - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Hogan reports email threat to burn his family home to gardaí

A spokesperson for the minister said he had previously received threats in relation to the household charge but they were “not like this”.

# environment-minister - Monday 7 October, 2013

“Breakthrough” as Priory Hall residents are offered a deal

The Environment Minister has said that a deal will reflect the circumstances of what he called “one of the worst examples of the failures of the Celtic Tiger”.

# environment-minister - Monday 9 September, 2013

Hogan still expecting report on Priory Hall, despite reports mediation has collapsed

The former residents believe that the process has fallen apart, with bank bosses indicating last week they would seek their own solutions for mortgage-holders.

# environment-minister - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

'Burials without coffins' could save families money

The Department of the Environment announced rule changes today to facilitate the increase in Muslim burials.

# environment-minister - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Pollution 'causes 3,400 early deaths' in Ireland, says An Taisce

An Taisce also said that poor air quality is costing the country up to €6.3 billion per year in lost days at work and health costs.

# environment-minister - Friday 1 February, 2013

Today is the final day for septic tank registration

Those who do not register face a fine of up to €5,000.

# environment-minister - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Hogan responds to outcry over plans to abolish town councils

The Minister said that councils would be given more powers – even though there would be fewer councillors.

# environment-minister - Friday 7 December, 2012

Have an opinion on council reforms? Phil Hogan wants them

The Environment Minister has established a committee to review local electoral areas, and submissions on the proposed changes are now being sought.

# environment-minister - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

New bridge linking Louth and Down gets planning permission Building Bridges This post contains videos

New bridge linking Louth and Down gets planning permission

The 660 metre bridge will cost in the region of €18 million. It’s hoped, however, that the majority of this money can be obtained from the EU.

# environment-minister - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added tweets from ten years ago

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Mixed response to Hogan's plans for local council cull

Political parties criticise plans to do away with town councils, but the response of others is a little more enthusiastic.

Councils will be able to set their own rate of property tax

Under the plans to reform local government unveiled today, different councils will be able to set different rates.

# environment-minister - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Poll: Have you paid the household charge? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you paid the household charge?

New figures show that 61 per cent of households have now paid the charge. Have you?

# environment-minister - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

1.65 per cent of septic tanks registered within first four weeks

The number of registrations for mandatory inspections remains low, almost a month into the special €5 window.

# environment-minister - Sunday 8 July, 2012

NAMA says it will give 2,000 homes for social housing. So far: there's just 58

NAMA had planned to fill 2000 homes by the end of 2012.

# environment-minister - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Registration for septic tank inspections begins

It will cost €5 to register a septic tank between now and 28 September, and €50 after that date, until 1 February 2013.

# environment-minister - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Dublin Docklands Development Authority to be wound up, says Hogan

Minister says C&AG’s “damning” report on the DDDA means a standalone authority is no longer “a viable vehicle”.

# environment-minister - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Column: Another Priory Hall is coming down the tracks. Here's why.

Phil Hogan is planning to introduce new regulations which are meant to make for better buildings. He’s making a major mistake, writes Mike Morris.

# environment-minister - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Irish bathing water quality improved in 2011

However, there was a drop in the amount of beaches reaching ‘good’ status. Ireland will have to redouble its efforts to maintain and improve bathing water quality standards, Minister Phil Hogan said today.

# environment-minister - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Environment Minister announces review of ban on smokey coal

The ban on smokey coal in Dublin is believed to have resulted in at least 350 fewer deaths each year. Phil Hogan has announced a public consultation on the regulations around the ban.

Minister Hogan jeered at by crowd in Carlow

The Environment Minister was the focus of protestors against the Household Charge in Carlow last night – and a local councillor has described their behaviour as “scurrilous”.

# environment-minister - Monday 19 March, 2012

People using household charge "to express their anger", says Wallace

Independent TD Mick Wallace said today that people are showing their anger at the government through refusing to pay the household charge.

# environment-minister - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Submissions sought on septic tank regulation guidelines

The guidelines for septic tank regulation have been published by Minister Phil Hogan today. Submissions on the guidlines are now being sought.