Government must act on housing for older people, say ALONE and Threshold

Charities set out 12 recommendations to address deficits in the private rental sector for older renters in their published report Double Deficit. ALONE reports a 40% increase in older people experiencing housing difficulties in 2023 compared to the previous year.   National charities ALONE and Threshold will today tell TDs and Senators in Leinster House that […]

Government approves publication of legislation to address windfalls in the energy sector

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, today announced the publication of the Energy (Windfall Gains in the Energy Sector) (Temporary Solidarity Contribution) Bill 2023. This Bill provides for a temporary solidarity contribution on windfall gains made in 2022 and 2023 by the fossil fuel production and refining sector as a result […]

Tipperary communities share in €50 million investment under first ever Community Recognition Fund

over 880 projects across every single county to receive funding €50 million investment for sports clubs, schools, community organisations and other local groups major initiative to support and reward communities that have welcomed Ukrainians and other nationalities projects range from largescale multi-purpose sports facilities, upgrades to community centres, equipment for sports clubs, outdoor walkways, playgrounds, […]

Government approves Ireland’s first ever Clean Air Strategy

Strategy will drive cross-Government action to meet WHO targets and reduce the number of people dying each year due to air pollution   The Government has approved Ireland’s first Clean Air Strategy. This strategy identifies and promotes the coordinated measures needed – across Government – to reduce air pollution and promote cleaner ambient air to […]

Government approves the General Scheme of legislation to address windfall gains in the energy sector

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has announced Government approval of the General Scheme of the Energy (Windfall Gains in the Energy Sector) Bill 2023. The legislation is necessary to implement the temporary solidarity contribution and the cap on market revenues to address windfall gains in the energy sector.   […]

IPCC Synthesis Report underlines importance of the Government’s commitment to scaling and speeding up Ireland’s climate action

Statement from Minister Ryan   The stark report that has been released today by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) confirms that, with global warming having already reached 1.1°C above pre-industrial levels, climate change is causing widespread and increasingly-irreversible losses and damages. We have a rapidly-closing window of opportunity to maintain a liveable future […]

Government publishes Phase I report of the Land Use Review

The Government has today published Phase I of the Land Use Review, which provides an evidence base to determine the environmental, ecological and economic characteristics of land types across Ireland.   This preliminary review gathered evidence about stakeholders; existing policy; and environmental, social and economic characteristics of land use to date. It gives us an […]

Community and inclusion prioritised by Government as it extends Creative Ireland for another five years

Creative Ireland Programme will continue until 2027 Over 7,500 creative initiatives completed to date Over 100,000 young people now participate in Cruinniú na nÓg  New initiatives in Creative Industries, Creative Health and Wellbeing, Climate Action and Social Sustainability to be delivered New Shared Island element to be introduced   Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, […]

Government approves increase in social housing income eligibility threshold for Tipperary

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has informed Government of an increase of €5,000 to the social housing income eligibility threshold for Tipperary. The increase will take effect from 01 January 2023. This significant change is being taken pending the development and roll-out of a revised income eligibility model (and […]

Faced with tough decisions on Climate Emissions, the Government blinked – Chambers Ireland

Speaking after news of the CO2 emissions deal between Government parties broke, Chambers Ireland Head of Policy, Shane Conneely said “This is only the first of many difficult conversations on climate that we face, and the Government blinked. “We welcome some parts decision the agreement, but not how we got here. There has been too […]

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