Impression of the sub-sea observatory at the Galway Bay test site, connected back to shore by a cable which has already been installed. Photograph: SmartBay

A sub-sea observatory is due to be installed in Galway Bay when weather permits, as part of a significant development of the State’s ocean energy tes(...)

Barna postmistress, Seona O’Fegan intends to stand in the Galway West constituency as a member of the Community and Post Office Candidates Group. Photograph: Pat Moore

Galway postmistress Seona O’Fegan has initiated her Independent candidacy for the next general election with a pledge to fight for the “vibrancy of co(...)

Anti-fracking protesters at a demonstration in Co Fermanagh last year. Photograph: Boyes/Press Eye.

The lead company employed to carry out a study on fracking in Ireland is a pro-fracking organisation involved in the controversial gas extraction meth(...)

 Leo Varadkar: initiated review after ‘Tit Bonhomme’ tragedy in 2012.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

All water-based emergency telephone calls are now being relayed directly to the Irish Coast Guard under a new system introduced in the wake of the (...)

 The Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources in Dublin lost €1.8 million, according to the audit. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Equipment for a cross-border high-speed broadband project was bought for €1.3 million using public funds when the true value was €30,000, Northern Ire(...)

Jason Coyle, director of Mr Crumb food export business in Finea, Co Westmeath: “We have broadband, but not broadband of the capability or the capacity to run a modern business the way it should.”

Every second Friday, Independent TD Stephen Donnelly hosts a meeting of interested parties, businesses and residential, solely on the issue of broadba(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: “We will cover the whole map. That’s our intention.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Every home and business in the country will have high-speed broadband by 2020, the Government has said. Minister for Communications Alex White has (...)

Every home and business in the country will have high-speed broadband by the end of the decade, the Government has promised.

Every home and business in the country will have high-speed broadband by the end of the decade, the Government has promised.The Department of Communic(...)

At some point next year, all 2.2 million individual addresses in the Republic will be assigned their own seven-digit post code – to be known as an Eir(...)

Seabed survey carried out by the Geological Survey of Ireland in 2012. Data shown here vertically exaggerated four times to highlight features.

Inishbogfin islanders know the shape of their coastline from Admiralty charts, but new images show the exact size of the Connemara seascape.A “real ma(...)