New Minister Alan Kelly could give lifeline to LEADER

Tipperary Sinn Féin spokesperson Cllr Seamus Morris has welcomed the appointment of Alan Kelly as Minister for the Environment as it gives the Labour minister the chance to repeal some of the right-wing laws and decisions enacted by the previous minister, Phil Hogan. Cllr Morris said “The Local Property Tax has imposed a burden on […]

Phil Hogan may end up in High Court over Household Charge

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan may find himself in the High Court if he fails to answer a number of questions related to the Household Charge according to a letter received by us. A notice, dated 27th November 2012, has been sent to the Minister demanding answers to several […]

Ireland meets 2010 Landfill Directive target

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr. Phil Hogan T.D., today 1 March 2012, welcomed the publication by the Environmental Protection Agency of the National Waste Report for 2010.   “It is encouraging to see proof that, through the actions of the public and business, supported by those involved in waste management […]

Hogan calls on interested parties to participate in public consultation on climate policy and legislation

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government today (29 February 2012) initiated a public consultation on national climate policy and legislation.   Speaking at the IIEA, the Minister said “I hope this open consultation will stimulate serious and constructive engagement across all sectors and stakeholders.  It is a structured consultation designed to maximise the input […]

Hogan publishes draft Retail Planning Guidelines

Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, today (21 November, 2011), published for public consultation, draft Retail Planning Guidelines.  The aim of the draft Guidelines is to ensure that the planning system plays a key role in ensuring competitiveness in the retail sector advancing choice for the consumer while promoting and […]

43% reduction in Department’s Agencies – Hogan

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan T.D, today (Tuesday 11th October 2011) announced further rationalisation of State agencies in his Department. As part of a rigorous appraisal of the State agencies under the aegis of his Department, the number of agencies is being reduced by 43%, from 21 to 12. […]

Hogan signs referendums polling day order

Referendums on the Twenty-Ninth Amendment of the Constitution (Judges’ Remuneration) Bill 2011 and the Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution (Houses of the Oireachtas Inquiries) Bill 2011 Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, has today (26 September 2011) made an order appointing Thursday, 27th October 2011 as the polling day […]

Rural Householders Maintain There Should Be No Charge On Septic Tanks

IFA National Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman Pat Farrell has acknowledged that progress has been made by the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan on the issue of septic tanks, especially relating to the charge and its recurring nature. However, he said farmers and rural householders maintain their position that there should be no charge. […]