Tag Archives: Energy and Natural Resources

Minister Pat Rabbitte

Minister welcomes carbon monoxide campaign

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte has welcomed the beginning of a two-week publicity campaign to highlight the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Pat Rabbitte said: “I am very pleased to see that good advice on this silent killer is being given to the public in such a high-profile manner. I am [...]

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An expert group will report back to Minister Phil Hogan on proposals for a property tax by the end of April

Expert group appointed to establish property tax

The controversial household charge will be replaced with a fully-formed property tax possibly as soon as next year, according to Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan. An “expert group” have now been appointed to consider the structures and modalities for an equitable valuation-based property tax that will replace the current €100 charge. They are due [...]

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Minister Pat Rabbitte

Energy research projects approved for commercial buildings

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD, has announced the approval of the first two projects as part of the government-supported International Energy Research Centre. Contracts valued at a total of €1 million have been agreed between the International Energy Research Centre and four Higher Education Institutions. The research projects will focus [...]

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Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte

Broadcast charge not an extra tax, insists Rabbitte

The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has said a new broadcasting charge, if introduced, would not be an additional tax. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Pat Rabbitte said almost every household, with few exemptions, would be liable for the new charge. He said many people were now accessing public service content through other [...]

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