The decision was  made after a lengthy cabinet discussion today. File photograph: Getty Images

The Cabinet has decided to award preferred bidder status for the National Broadband Plan to the sole remaining bidder in the competition, the national(...)

Eir plans to invest €500 million in a new fibre broadband network that will supply 1.4 million premises across the State. Photograph: Andy Brown/Hemera/Getty

Eir plans to invest €500 million in a new fibre broadband network that will supply 1.4 million premises across the State, including every town with mo(...)

Eir said it could  cover 300,000 of the affected properties. That undermined the plan put forward by Minister for Communications Alex White. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Doing business in certain parts of the State is almost impossible, so poor are the lines of communication. That has been the driving force behind an a(...)

Ms Justice Marie Baker found the commissioner  fell into error over its  refusal  to release a report on the options available to the Government to achieve generalised roll-out of high-speed broadband within the State. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The Commissioner for Environmental Information must reconsider a man’s request for access to a Government report on the roll-out of next generation br(...)

Data flow: High-speed broadband is the new necessity for modern living and working. It lets people live where they choose, work from home, run web businesses or use apps to farm more efficiently

Rural Ireland was last in the queue to get electricity in the 20th century. The government’s Rural Electrification Scheme started after the second Wor(...)