Record funding for Irish Department of the Environment
News in BriefA clear message has been sent that the environment is gaining political importance in Ireland, with the Department of the Environment getting a bigger slice of the pie than ever before in the country's proposed budget settlement.
The proposals see the Department's income up €173m, or 6%, to just over €2.87 billion.
Water services and the Environmental Protection Agency are among those which will see the most benefit from the budgetary increases.
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