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Obligations regarding reduction of emissions is not to the forefront of government policy. Ireland has little chance of reaching its 2020 target and there is no real commitment apart from lip service to address it.
To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the implications for the State’s emissions targets and broader obligations in regard to addressing climate change of potential expansion of energy intensive industry here, particularly if same is incentivised by government, as for example in plans to expand the number of data centres located here. – Clare Daly.
To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he has satisfied himself that the broadband task force recently established by his department will sufficiently identify gaps in the provision of rural broadband particularly in areas in which only a small number of homes have not been connected by private providers; and the envisaged timeframe for identifying those anomalies and successfully providing high speed broadband to all of those homes. – Clare Daly
To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the terms of reference for the broadband task force recently established by his department; if there will be a published report; and the timeframe for such a report.