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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

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

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

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)

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'

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

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

When contacted by 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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

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

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

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

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

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.