Kevin Doyle: ‘The big ask: broadband and climate’

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Kevin Doyle: ‘The big ask: broadband and climate’

Richard Bruton’s new portfolio features two of Ireland’s hottest – and toughest – topics, writes Kevin Doyle


Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton, TD at his office on Adelaide Road. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton, TD at his office on Adelaide Road. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Richard Bruton‘s view has changed since he moved from an office in Dublin city centre two weeks ago to one overlooking the Grand Canal – but his approach to politics hasn’t.

If there was one minister in Leo Varadkar’s Cabinet you would send to take the heat out of a situation, it’s the man who once fancied himself as Taoiseach.

He openly admits to being a “policy wonk” who will drag you down into the minutiae of a topic rather than fight fire with fire. But this time Bruton will need more than his much-loved ‘action plans’ to solve the problems.

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