The top stories this Monday on Newstalk.com
The former Environment Minister Alan Kelly says if he were still in charge, the waste industry would have been "put in its place" by now.
His comments come as the current Environment Minister Simon Coveney meets with companies again over new pay-by-weight measures.
The new charges are due to come into force on July 1st.
However there are concerns that it could mean a hike in prices for consumers.
After the Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas-based religious group known for their hate-fuelled and headline-grabbing protests, filed for a permit to bring their movement to the funeral of one of the victims of the Orlando massacre, the people of the Florida city lined the route of the burial service dressed as angels to block the church’s members.
At the memorial service for 32-year-old Christopher Andrew Leinonen at the Cathedral Church of St Luke, hundreds of counter-demonstrators from all across the city answered the call of Orlando’s GLBT Community Center, which has asked people to peacefully disrupt the four Westboro members who had travelled, with their infamous placards, to the church.
More than 50 people were arrested this weekend at a Letterkenny event attended by thousands of rally fans.
Most of the arrests at the Donegal International Rally related to dangerous driving (22) and public order offences (19).
Ireland won in impressive fashion on Monday evening as they took ion Argentina in the U20 World Championship in Manchester.
Ahead of a barnstorming first half, both sides sang the national anthems with an incredible level of passion, suggesting that the clash which followed would be equally as intense.
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