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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

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# low carbon economy
Draft climate change legislation to be unveiled today
The draft legislation will set out how Ireland is to meets its emissions targets.
# Tax
TD suggests introduction of aerosol levy to tackle graffiti
Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell said new measures need to be looked at to tackle the issue of graffiti.
# Priory Hall
Hogan on Priory Hall: 'I wasn't going to ignore the legal process'
Minister Phil Hogan said he could not intervene following the collapse of the mediation process until he was formally notified by Dublin City Council.
# Burial
'Burials without coffins' could save families money
The Department of the Environment announced rule changes today to facilitate the increase in Muslim burials.
# septic tanks
National inspection plan for septic tanks published
Phil Hogan has thanked all who registered their septic tanks and said the “silent majority” supported the legislation.
# Building
Report vindicates belief that State is not responsible for pyrite problems - Hogan
He added, however, that he supports the affected homeowners who have been suffering for “far too long”.
# Lord Mayor of Dublin
Directly elected mayor still a possibility for Dublin - but not before 2014
Draft legislation that proposed a new type of mayor for Dublin had previously made it to the committee stage in late 2010 before being shelved.
# Reform
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.
# Clean Streets
Abbeyshrule in Longford is Ireland's tidiest place
Plus, the rest of the winners from this year’s SuperValu TidyTowns Awards.
# Water quality
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.
# Planning
‘Serial planning objector’ appointed to An Bord Pleanála
Questions raised over impartiality of new board member due to past planning appeals but Environment Minister Phil Hogan is “happy” with the appointment of Greenstar founder director Dr Gabriel Dennison.
# Water Charges
New State body Irish Water will be part of Bord Gáis
Minister Phil Hogan has also confirmed that there will be no up-front charge for the water-metering programme.
# Referendum
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.
# Climate Change
Minister publishes review of National Climate Policy
Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan, has released the promised review of National Climate Policy, saying it highlights the need for a long-term, low-carbon vision for Ireland.