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#Minister For the Environment

# minister-for-the-environment - Monday 16 November, 2015

44 new social housing units on the way in north Dublin
# Rossan Court
# Rossan Court

44 new social housing units on the way in north Dublin

Nov 16th 2015, 5:46 PM 18,862 Views 77 Comments

The houses are located in Waterville, near Blanchardstown, and apparently “embrace the latest energy efficient technologies”.

# minister-for-the-environment - Friday 6 November, 2015

These two men have been talking up the new plan on rents and housing supply
# Same Hymn Sheet
# Same Hymn Sheet

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

Nov 6th 2015, 1:51 PM 16,385 Views 91 Comments

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

# minister-for-the-environment - Monday 23 March, 2015

Plan to take water charges from wages a 'bullying' tactic - Murphy
# Won't Pay
# Won't Pay

Plan to take water charges from wages a 'bullying' tactic - Murphy

Mar 23rd 2015, 10:16 PM 46,694 Views 394 Comments

It’s understood enhanced compliance measures are being considered by the government.

# minister-for-the-environment - Monday 26 January, 2015

One thousand water meters are being installed every day (but progress has slowed down)
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

One thousand water meters are being installed every day (but progress has slowed down)

Jan 26th 2015, 1:10 PM 15,790 Views 94 Comments

Minister Alan Kelly says there’s now 2,000 fewer being installed per month compared to late last year.

# minister-for-the-environment - Monday 3 November, 2014

Alan Kelly: 'We are going to get this right, it's my job to get this right'
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Alan Kelly: 'We are going to get this right, it's my job to get this right'

Nov 3rd 2014, 10:55 PM 24,703 Views 312 Comments

The Minister for the Environment said that Irish Water legislation was rushed through the Dáil and it shouldn’t have happened.

# minister-for-the-environment - Friday 31 October, 2014

"I'm not dampening all the fun, but parents need to be sensible" - Minister
# Safety First
# Safety First

"I'm not dampening all the fun, but parents need to be sensible" - Minister

Oct 31st 2014, 7:30 AM 5,673 Views 7 Comments

Alan Kelly has something to say about Halloween.

# minister-for-the-environment - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Alan Kelly doesn't think Irish Water should pay any bonuses to staff
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Alan Kelly doesn't think Irish Water should pay any bonuses to staff

Oct 22nd 2014, 4:33 PM 9,801 Views 62 Comments

Alan Kelly said the new board will address the bonus culture at Irish water as a matter of priority.

# minister-for-the-environment - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Poll: Will you make an effort to conserve water in order to reduce your bill?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you make an effort to conserve water in order to reduce your bill?

May 7th 2014, 9:09 AM 15,174 Views 170 Comments

The Minister for the Environment said the charge could be reduced if people make attempts to conserve water.

# minister-for-the-environment - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Government to review storage of ‘toxic materials’ near homes
# Hazardous Fumes
# Hazardous Fumes

Government to review storage of ‘toxic materials’ near homes

Jan 29th 2014, 8:50 AM 4,288 Views 2 Comments

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.

# minister-for-the-environment - Monday 9 December, 2013

Local authorities issue 99 mortgage approvals this year
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

Local authorities issue 99 mortgage approvals this year

Dec 9th 2013, 3:00 PM 12,389 Views 18 Comments

If you have been turned down for a bank loan you can apply for a loan from your local authority.

# minister-for-the-environment - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Fine Gael Mayor of Tralee: Phil Hogan has a dream - to get rid of town councils
# I Have A Dream
# I Have A Dream

Fine Gael Mayor of Tralee: Phil Hogan has a dream - to get rid of town councils

Nov 19th 2013, 10:34 AM 6,546 Views 42 Comments

Pat Hussey said the Fine Gael party has lost the run of themselves since getting into power.

# minister-for-the-environment - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Property tax exemptions now available online
# Local Property Tax
# Local Property Tax

Property tax exemptions now available online

Mar 21st 2013, 9:51 AM 16,948 Views 75 Comments

Priory Hall is the only development in Dublin which has been exempted from the tax.

# minister-for-the-environment - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Hogan criticised over questions about second Traveller family
# Hogan
# Hogan

Hogan criticised over questions about second Traveller family

Oct 31st 2012, 12:54 PM 8,551 Views 72 Comments

When contacted by TheJournal.ie a spokesperson for the Minister said he had no comment for “legal reasons”.

# minister-for-the-environment - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Department: Up to Revenue to decide how property tax is paid
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Department: Up to Revenue to decide how property tax is paid

Aug 28th 2012, 10:15 AM 2,777 Views 26 Comments

Though ministers will decide how the tax rate will be decided, it’s up to Revenue to see whether it may be deducted with PAYE.

# minister-for-the-environment - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Property Tax introduction report 'will be considered by Govt in due course'
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Property Tax introduction report 'will be considered by Govt in due course'

Aug 26th 2012, 1:39 PM 4,427 Views 72 Comments

Recent updates to Ireland’s Memorandum of Understanding have shown plans to introduce the tax in Budget 2013.

# minister-for-the-environment - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Landfill levy set for additional increase in July 2013
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Landfill levy set for additional increase in July 2013

Aug 5th 2012, 8:15 AM 4,044 Views 25 Comments

Levy to deter landfill use and increase recycling increased by 30 per cent last month – but Phil Hogan says plans are in place for another increase next summer.

# minister-for-the-environment - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Expect your first water bill in late 2014, says Phil Hogan
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Expect your first water bill in late 2014, says Phil Hogan

Apr 18th 2012, 10:10 AM 3,084 Views 98 Comments

Environment minister couldn’t say how much it will cost consumers, but said a standing charge would be involved.

# minister-for-the-environment - Monday 16 April, 2012

Mid-May deadline for supplementary list of voters
# Referendum
# Referendum

Mid-May deadline for supplementary list of voters

Apr 16th 2012, 2:27 PM 1,906 Views 5 Comments

If you are eligible to vote but have not yet registered, you have until 14 May to apply.

# minister-for-the-environment - Friday 6 April, 2012

Several thousand a day paying the household charge
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Several thousand a day paying the household charge

Apr 6th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,041 Views 78 Comments

The final deadline was at midnight last Saturday when an estimated 800,000 people had paid – but how many people have paid the charge now?

# minister-for-the-environment - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Govt may change data protection law to collect household charge - Hogan
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Govt may change data protection law to collect household charge - Hogan

Mar 18th 2012, 2:27 PM 8,458 Views 224 Comments

The Minister for the Environment said that people who don’t pay “won’t get away with it”.

# minister-for-the-environment - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Role of local authorities to be 'expanded', says Phil Hogan
# Local Authorities
# Local Authorities

Role of local authorities to be 'expanded', says Phil Hogan

Feb 11th 2012, 6:18 PM 4,046 Views 62 Comments

Meanwhile, a committee is to explore whether Waterford City and County Councils should be merged.

# minister-for-the-environment - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

# minister-for-the-environment - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Noonan jokes: We should give defunct e-voting machines to pubs
# E-Voting
# E-Voting

Noonan jokes: We should give defunct e-voting machines to pubs

Jan 11th 2012, 12:48 PM 5,238 Views 66 Comments

Michael Noonan said that the unused e-voting machines, which have cost the State €55 million over the past decade, are “valueless”.

# minister-for-the-environment - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Would you trust this man to tell you a website is secure?
# Oops
From The Daily Edge
# Oops

Would you trust this man to tell you a website is secure?

Jan 5th 2012, 7:43 PM 8,197 Views 70 Comments

Phil Hogan told the public not to worry about security on the household charge website – but his own site is so dangerous that most browsers won’t even open it.