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# richard-bruton - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Bord Na Mona to end peat harvesting, with €5 million going towards bog rehabilitation

No compulsory redundancies are expected, as workers will be retrained to work in bog rehabilitation

# richard-bruton - Friday 22 May, 2020

Retrain workers and a climate change centre: Proposals to help Midlands cope with move away from peat

The first progress report on Just Transition by Kieran Mulvey was published today.

# richard-bruton - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Three Ireland boss sought minister's support in dispelling 'dangerous misinformation' on 5G

Three said that the actions of a “small minority” around “completely baseless” fears must be addressed by the State.

# richard-bruton - Thursday 23 April, 2020

No plans for TV licence payment moratorium during Covid-19 crisis

RTÉ announced yesterday that it will be availing of the wage subsidy scheme.

# richard-bruton - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Greenhouse gas emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies fell by 8.7% last year

Aviation emissions from flights within the European Economic Area to Ireland rose by 2.8%.

# richard-bruton - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Leo and Micheál agree to enter government with 'full and equal partnership' between two parties

Fine Gael has a task on its hands to convince grassroots members to sign up to coaltion government.

# richard-bruton - Friday 10 April, 2020

Mobile and broadband capacity ramps up to deal with sharp surge in voice and data traffic

There has been increased pressure on the networks as more people work from home and connect with loved ones.

# richard-bruton - Monday 3 February, 2020

Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’

Paschal Donohoe has called on voters not to vote for change “for change’s sake”.

# richard-bruton - Friday 10 January, 2020

Internet companies who break online safety rules could be blocked in Ireland under new law

The proposed online safety legislation is being launched by the Government today.

# richard-bruton - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Mark Ruffalo wrote to Varadkar to ask him to 'protect the American people' and block imported US fracked gas

In an email sent to the Taoiseach, the actor said Varadkar had ‘moral’ reasons to not support the import of fracked gas from the US.

# richard-bruton - Thursday 2 January, 2020

117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric

The government is expected to soon publish draft legislation banning the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.

# richard-bruton - Monday 30 December, 2019

Motorists 'should reassess electric' when buying new cars as laws banning petrol, diesel cars being drafted

The minister said grants and subsidies will be removed ‘in due course’ for motorists buying electric vehicles.

Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy

The government will also examine expanding the range of items allowed in the green bin and banning bulky waste from landfill.

# richard-bruton - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar

The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources must rise from 30% to 70% by 2030.

# richard-bruton - Friday 27 December, 2019

Cyber attack plan aims to protect State hospitals, energy networks and security systems

The new strategy sets out how to ensure the State’s infrastructure and computer networks are “resilient, safe and secure”.

# richard-bruton - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Turkey is still on the table, but climate minister Richard Bruton is planning a more sustainable Christmas

Richard Bruton says that he has become more environmentally conscious since becoming minister.

# richard-bruton - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Smoky coal ban to be extended to 13 towns, but nationwide ban ruled out due to legal threats

The smoky coal ban was first introduced to Dublin in 1990.

# richard-bruton - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change?

Richard Bruton is set to tell a climate summit that Ireland will play its part in dealing with climate change.

Bruton says country determined to play its part on climate as Ireland ranked lowest on action

Bruton’s is travelling to the COP25 climate summit in Madrid today.

# richard-bruton - Friday 6 December, 2019

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view

One of the options outlined in the consultation open from today is to encourage a wider use of green leases.

Richard Bruton told BAI the Communicorp ban was 'antithetical to a free and open press' Exclusive

The Communications Minister said it was a matter of “grave concern” that some journalists had been banned from radio stations.

# richard-bruton - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Map of legal waste collection companies launched in bid to tackle illegal dumping

Illegal dumping is a major problem for communities across the country.

# richard-bruton - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Grandmother launches hunger strike at Dáil gates in protest over Ireland's climate policies

Patricia Devlin (73) is taking on the four-day strike in hopes of meeting Environment Minister Richard Bruton.

# richard-bruton - Friday 15 November, 2019

EU approves state aid for €3bn National Broadband Plan

The decision means the contract for the €3 billion plan can be signed.

The security and sustainability of Ireland's energy is set to be reviewed

Ireland will be aiming to generate 70% of its electricity through renewable methods, Minister Bruton said.

# richard-bruton - Monday 11 November, 2019

Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures

The closure of the two plants was announced last Friday.

# richard-bruton - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Coffee shops roast the Government for taking ‘easy way out’ with latte levy

Single-use coffee cups are to be hit with a levy of up to 25 cent under new government plans.

# richard-bruton - Friday 8 November, 2019

Jobs losses for the midlands as ESB announces closure of two peat plants

It comes following the refusal of planning permission sought through An Bord Pleanála.

# richard-bruton - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Coffee cups to be hit with levy of up to 25 cent under new plastic crackdown plans

A levy on fast-food takeaway containers is also on the way.

# richard-bruton - Monday 4 November, 2019

Poll: Will a levy increase make you give up plastic bags at the supermarket? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will a levy increase make you give up plastic bags at the supermarket?

Minister Richard Bruton will bring a memo to Cabinet tomorrow outlining a number of options to increase environmental levies.

# richard-bruton - Friday 1 November, 2019

Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste

Minister Richard Bruton said he has met with all supermarket chains about reducing their waste.

# richard-bruton - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'

Cabinet ministers launched the first progress report on the Climate Action Plan today.

# richard-bruton - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Local councils will work under new 'carbon proofing' charter introduced by Government today

It is part of a wider overhaul of climate action measures within the Climate Action Plan.

# richard-bruton - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves

This Bill would leapfrog over the government’s strategy, which Fianna Fáil has said is slow to materialise.

# richard-bruton - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers

The State-owned company has agreed to embark on a programme of rehabilitation of bogs in the midlands.

# richard-bruton - Friday 11 October, 2019

Extinction Rebellion protesters have covered government climate department building with scientific papers

The papers were stuck to the department’s walls with paint rollers.

# richard-bruton - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

What will the newly-announced 'Just Transition Commissioner’ for Bord na Móna do?

Brexit and Climate Action were to the two overriding focuses in this year’s Budget.

# richard-bruton - Thursday 3 October, 2019

'It's hypocrisy': TDs, senators and Hollywood actors round on the government over US fracked gas being used in Ireland

A terminal in the Shannon estuary earmarked to hold fracked gas is to be placed on an EU special projects list.

# richard-bruton - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Government to plant 600,000 new native trees over next three years

The trees will be planted on Bord na Móna land.

# richard-bruton - Monday 16 September, 2019

'Radical' new government strategy to ban single-use plastic plates, cutlery, straws

The plans will see Ireland adhering to a direction from the European Council made in May.

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