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# Targets

Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# climate action
Govt say EPA report 'doesn't tell the full story' and won't concede targets will be missed
Coalition leaders say some modeling is not contained in the EPA report.
This year
Govt failed to hit revised social housing targets last year as concerns raised for 2023
A report by
Tadgh McNally
The Department of Public Expenditure estimates that only 6,500 social homes were built in 2022.
Last year
Climate activist: 'As we humans adapt to heatwaves, the quiet death of nature continues'
Irish climate activist Jessica Dunne says she fears this beautiful planet is running out of time.
# Targets
Meadow sets herself up for a flourish while Maguire eyes Major prize
Differing fortunes for Irish pair in California as Denmark’s Nanna Koerstz Madsen seizes three-stroke lead.
All time
# Targets
Ireland missed its overall renewable energy target for 2020
Ireland’s overall share of renewable energy in 2020 was 13.5% and the target was 16%.
# Targets
New climate action plan to be published in October
The plan will set out how the government intends to lower Ireland’s emissions and reach other climate goals.
# Targets
Ireland won't meet 2013-2020 EU targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, EPA says
The Environmental Protection Agency has released its 2020-2040 projections for greenhouse gas emissions.
# Targets
'That's where we'll see what he's made of': O'Gara has sympathy for Burns blunder and O'Mahony red
The La Rochelle head coach feels more red cards are inevitable when the ruck changes so rapidly.
# Next Job
Farrell encouraged but Ireland are 'a work in progress' heading into 2021
The head coach has had an up-and-down first year in charge of Ireland.
# climate action
Ireland has spent €121m on carbon credits due to failure to reach emissions targets
The government will have to pay out additional funds next year.
# joe show
IRFU confident Ireland's success is sustainable even if Schmidt leaves
The Ireland head coach’s current contract expires after the 2019 World Cup.
# Targets
Rumour mill: Three transfers that will get 2018 off to a great start
These players are in demand and could secure a move elsewhere in the coming weeks.
# autonomous weapons
Call for ban on 'killer robots' - but are they really on the way?
The issue was brought up by concerned groups during UN talks earlier this week.
# Targets
Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics
A new report was published today looking into the political performance of women in the 47-nation Council of Europe.
# Palmyra
Tensions flare as Syrian forces fire at Israeli jets
In an unusual move, the Israeli army confirmed the raid took place.
# Girl Power
Women on State boards on the rise as 'talent bank' boosts numbers
A target of 40% female representation has been set for State boards.
# Targets
Lam confident in Connacht's attack as Toulouse thunder into Galway
The French heavyweights are in town for this evening’s Champions Cup clash.
# Targets
Guardiola confirms Man City want to sign €60m Stones and €47m Sane
The City boss would love to have the talented youngsters on board for his debut season in England.
# phoenix
A serial killer has killed seven people in this American neighbourhood since March
The people were all killed by a thin man with a handgun.
# polydrug use
"The stereotype of overdose is a person with a needle in their arm"
Today is International Overdose Awareness Day.
# catch some rays
Ireland is falling behind in the solar power race - can we catch up?
Is it time to embrace the technology?
# Targets
Three children 'locked in cupboard during terrifying burglary' in Dundalk
The raid happened early on Sunday evening.
# Attack
Islamic State oil refineries hit in latest air strikes
Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama led the UN Security Council in approving a resolution demanding that countries take action to stem the flow of foreign jihadists to Iraq and Syria.
# Transfers
Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal wants to sign the 'Fantastic Four'
The back-to-back Heineken Cup champions won’t be resting on their laurels.
# Strike
Dublin clampers vote in favour of industrial action over pay dispute
Dublin Street Parking Services voted in a secret ballot this afternoon on possible strike action.
# Waiting Times
HSE's 2014 acute cuts criticised as "unsustainable"
The plan sets out a target of having 95 per cent of all people at Emergency Departments discharged or admitted within six hours of registration.
# Targets
‘Anything less than first place, you’re a loser aren’t you?’ – Fitzgerald
The Leinster winger says Ireland have the personnel required to win the Six Nations.
Column: Laughter at World Toilet Day is worth it if it highlights that sanitation is a human right
Today is World Toilet Day. Yes, people might laugh, writes Michael Doorly, but did you know more children die from diarrhoea related disease than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
# Bailout exit
5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone
When the bailout ends, Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit line, but why? Let us explain…
# Targets
5 things Ireland must do in the November tests
Here are five of the essential goals for Ireland in the games against Samoa, Australia and New Zealand.
# Targets
Ireland has reduced the number of early school leavers, Eurostat finds
Ireland is on its way to meeting its targets in some areas, but more work is needed to tackle poverty and social inclusion.
# Labour Party
Gilmore: 'Did we manage to achieve everything we wanted? No, this is a coalition Government'
Speaking at the Tom Johnson Summer School in Cork, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore says as a partner in government there are things they have not yet achieved, but there have been achievements.
# Environment
Risk that Ireland won't meet its EU emissions targets
The EPA said that Ireland is at risk of not meeting targets that it is supposed to meet by 2020.
# Climate Change
Shortfall in greenhouse gas emissions target may cost Ireland €300m
Six countries – including Ireland – are not on track to cut emissions as required under EU law: the cost of compliance will be great.
# Reform
Public service allowance savings targets for 2012 will not be met
Brendan Howlin has said the size of the review undertaken by his department means savings will not be realised this year.
# Forestry
Organisation warns of fall in planting of new forests in Ireland
The Irish Forestry and Forest Products Association has said that planting of new forests fell by 20 per cent between 2010 and 2011.
# Targets
Roman's Empire: Ten candidates for the Chelsea job
The Russian billionaire is in the market for a new manager. Check out the names who are being lined up to replace Andre Villas-Boas.
# Social Welfare
Government expects to exceed social welfare savings target
Targets for next year may now be revised in light of the savings made in 2011 so far.
# Climate Change
Hogan hits back at claims government doesn't care about climate change
Phil Hogan has been criticised by the opposition over reports that climate change legislation was being shelved.