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#Richard Bruton

# richard-bruton - Today’s News

Local councils tasked with rolling out 1,000 on-street electric car charge points over the next 5 years

There are currently almost 1,100 public charge points available across the island of Ireland.

# richard-bruton - Friday 23 August, 2019

Electric car drivers will have to pay for charging with ESB set to announce cost next month

Once the price structure is announced next month, there will be a lead-in time of a few weeks before charging kicks in.

# richard-bruton - Monday 19 August, 2019

Retrofit scheme: Pre-deadline applications WILL be processed despite closure

The minister has sought to assure homeowners worried about the end of the pilot programme.

# richard-bruton - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Increase in electric car take-up 'could pose a substantial risk to stability of the State’s finances'

A schedule of declining supports to buy electric cars should be considered, states department review.

Minister told Dáil that home retrofit scheme had €6 million left. Seven weeks later, it closed down.

Contractors who worked in providing them have said the pulling of the scheme is a “massive slap in the face”.

# richard-bruton - Friday 2 August, 2019

From 2024, the government wants to include phones and laptops in your TV licence fee

The government said that the TV licence fee should be replaced by a new charging system.

Poll: Should the TV licence fee be extended to include watching content on phones and laptops? Sign O' The Times This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the TV licence fee be extended to include watching content on phones and laptops?

The government plans to pivot to a “device independent broadcasting charge” by 2024.

# richard-bruton - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Minister in favour of 'naming and shaming' supermarkets that fail to reduce plastic packaging

Minister Richard Bruton says he is willing to take a tougher stance on supermarkets who fail to pull their weight when it comes to reducing plastics.

16-year-old tells minister Fine Gael is 'passing the buck' when it comes to climate action

Conal O’Boyle said government is trying to hide the fact that they still grant oil licenses while telling people to buy an electric car.

# richard-bruton - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Government: Eir proposal to complete National Broadband Plan for €1 billion 'not feasible'

The company’s CEO raised the alternative cost at an Oireachtas committee last month.

# richard-bruton - Friday 12 July, 2019

Littering could literally be halved if cigarette butts weren't thrown on the ground

The 2018 National Litter Pollution Monitoring System Report has highlighted the extent of the problem

# richard-bruton - Friday 5 July, 2019

Decision to halt Climate Emergency Bill described as 'utter hypocrisy' on side of the Government

Organisations including Ibec and the Irish Offshore Operators’ Association (IOOA) have welcomed the Government’s decision.

# richard-bruton - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal

The biggest ever trade agreement between the EU and South American countries was announced last week.

# richard-bruton - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Facebook urges against 'punitive' fines for firms who breach Government's new online safety laws

The government published submissions on the proposed laws today.

# richard-bruton - Sunday 23 June, 2019

The perks, the costs and the end of free charging?: Here's what you need to know about switching to an electric car

By 2030, it wants one million electric cars on Irish roads. It’s a big ask.

# richard-bruton - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Taoiseach says government will review UK's new 'porn block' law to see if it could work in Ireland

Leo Varadkar confirmed that legislation to set up the office of a Digital Safety Commissioner is on the way.

# richard-bruton - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be'

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said customers are being ‘fleeced’ by insurance providers.

# richard-bruton - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Consumers with solar panels could be able to sell excess electricity back to the grid in future

The government plans to have a micro generation scheme in place by the end of the year.

# richard-bruton - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Bruton: 'When the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine, we need a back-up - and it remains oil and gas'

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said Fine Gael can’t be taken seriously on climate action if they support oil and gas drilling.

# richard-bruton - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Bord na Móna could take up responsibility for growing Ireland's medicinal cannabis supply Exclusive

Junior Minister Sean Canney has discussed the prospect with the company’s management.

# richard-bruton - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Homeowners to pay back cost of house retrofits through their energy bills over 10 to 20 years

The initiative is contained in the new Climate Action Plan which will be published in a couple of weeks.

# richard-bruton - Monday 20 May, 2019

Ministers to order State bodies to decarbonise under new Climate Action Plan

Public agencies will have to reduce food waste, promote water conservation, and roll out recycling practices.

# richard-bruton - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

National Broadband system could be sold on in years to come, say TDs as it's confirmed bidder to invest initial €220m

National Broadband Ireland – set up by investors Granahan McCourt – said this initial investment is “at risk first”.

# richard-bruton - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Cabinet signs off on the €3 billion broadband plan - here's what we know so far

The first homes will be connected next year, but some will be waiting up to seven years for broadband.

# richard-bruton - Friday 5 April, 2019

Smoky coal ban delayed by government amid legal threats from coal industry

Minister Richard Bruton has not indicated when the ban is now likely to come into effect.

# richard-bruton - Monday 1 April, 2019

€3 million in funding announced to help combat illegal dumping

This year’s funding represents a 50% increase.

# richard-bruton - Monday 25 March, 2019

Bruton commits to having 70% of electricity generated from renewables by 2030

Bruton was speaking to reporters at the Fine Gael National Conference in Wexford over the weekend.

# richard-bruton - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

'An issue of national importance': Public consultation opens on new national cyber security strategy

Interested parties have 30 working days to make their submissions.

# richard-bruton - Monday 4 March, 2019

Data Protection Commission says it was 'categorically' never lobbied by Enda Kenny

An Observer article yesterday claimed Kenny offered to lobby on Facebook’s behalf.

New law to crack down on cyberbullying and material that promotes self-harm

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton is proposing the establishment of an Online Safety Commissioner.

# richard-bruton - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Protesters gather outside home of Minister for Communications Richard Bruton

Around 10 people demonstrated at the scene this afternoon.

# richard-bruton - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'

Three more strikes are due to take place next Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

# richard-bruton - Monday 14 January, 2019

What has the Taoiseach done to reduce his carbon footprint? He's eating less meat

Varadkar says lessons must be learned from water charges stating that cross-party buy-in for carbon taxes is needed.

Should affluent areas pay less property tax? Minister says councillors should decide the rate in their area

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan has said she wants lower rates of property tax in affluent areas.

# richard-bruton - Monday 31 December, 2018

The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)

Unnecessary use of the plastics will be completely banned in the public sector.

# richard-bruton - Monday 17 December, 2018

15-year-old activist tells climate negotiators at UN summit they are 'not mature enough'

Over the weekend, nations struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty.

# richard-bruton - Sunday 16 December, 2018

UN climate summit: The three key outcomes you need to know

Minister for Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, said Ireland is fully committed to implementing the Paris Agreement.

# richard-bruton - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Bruton says tweets attributed to broadband plan director 'should not have happened'

Former minister Denis Naughten also addressed the Dáil this evening.

# richard-bruton - Monday 19 November, 2018

'We are way off target': All-government plan to be drawn up on climate action

Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton has recently purchased an e-car, and said a change of behaviour is needed to tackle climate change.

# richard-bruton - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

'Perhaps we are wrong': Government to examine bottle deposit scheme 'afresh'

The Green Party said Ireland is sitting on its hands and waiting for the EU to legislate on plastics.

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