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Conceived during the crisis, the broadband plan was designed to minimise the up-front cost. Whether that is now the best option to deliver long-term value for money is the question.

The Government is battling to win support for its broadband plan – welcomed through much of rural Ireland, but attacked by its own senior officials an(...)

Labour  leader Brendan Howlin: turns out his predecessor Pat Rabbitte supports the Government’s national broadband plan. Checkmate. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Perfidious Pat. Et tu, Rabbitte? How is a Labour leader supposed to vehemently oppose the Government’s broadband project when the silken words of an(...)

National Broadband Ireland, the company that has been  named preferred bidder for the contract, will not be permitted to refuse to connect any home, no matter how remote. File photograph: Karl Hussey/Fennell Photography

What is the national broadband plan? It’s a plan to bring high-speed broadband, almost entirely via fibre optic cables, to 100 per cent of homes and(...)

If anyone other than people you are actually related to or who you have known since you were five asks you to transfer money to them via unusual channels, think long and hard about it. And then say no. Photograph: iStock

The internet has made life better in many ways but it has also made it easier for criminals to target unsuspecting people and made it much harder for (...)

Stephen Cassidy pictured leaving the Four Courts after a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A young man who twisted his ankle and sustained a small fracture when he tripped on a path has settled his High Court case for €41,000. Mr Justice K(...)

Bernie Gray, Coillte’s new chairwoman. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former EirGrid chairwoman Bernie Gray has been appointed to the same position at the State-owned forestry business Coillte. Following a “competitive(...)

Despite the repeated convictions and fines, ComReg said it was contacted some 50 times between February and September last by Yourtel customers. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A landline operator has agreed to cease billing customers for a phone service that they never receive, the Commercial Court has heard. Communications(...)

Minister for Health  Simon Harris, Andrew Mc Dowell EIB vice-president, Werner Hoyer EIB president, Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at the signing of documents for the loan for the  children’s hospital in 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The senior Department of Public Expenditure official who was on the board planning the national children’s hospital was appointed in a personal capaci(...)

Eir said phishing and impersonation scams are global issues that have recently ‘become more common across Europe’. Photograph: iStock

A scam targeting landline phones claiming to be “Eircom” has hit households in recent days. A number of people have taken to social media complainin(...)

Comreg says Yourtel has refused to co-operate and thwarted efforts to investigate its activities.

A German landline operator is continuing to bill customers for a phone service they never receive despite having been repeatedly convicted of breaches(...)

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