The need for the Minister for Housing to update the building regulations was raised in the Seanad in the past week.

Sinn Féin Senator Lynn Boylan said it’s necessary to increase the share of timber-framed buildings and new building technologies in order to reduce emissions.

Also this past week, Ireland’s first National Waste Management Plan for a Circular Economy was launched.

The plan aims to tackle the significant waste challenges faced in Ireland and provides a new framework for the prevention and management of waste from 2024 to 2030.

The Transport Minister says he’s looking forward to meeting Ryanair’s CEO to discuss how the airline will meet climate targets.

Airlines have committed to achieve net-zero by 2050.