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“Fixed broadband may have been Plan A for the government in 2015 when the rural broadband project was launched, but time and technology have moved on, and mobile broadband has caught up”

The Government’s plan to subsidise the roll out of broadband in rural areas – so long in the planning and now so mired in controversy – has failed. Th(...)

South Africa spent hundreds of millions on stadium infrastructure for the 2010 World Cup that would have no real future value or usage after the event. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images
Playing the perfect host

While they can impact greatly in economic terms and there are also huge benefits for society in general, major sporting events are not always a positi(...)

“We are asking everybody to culturally invest in women in sport. By boosting participation, attendance and media coverage, women’s sport will become more visible.” Photograph: iStock
Getting women off the sidelines

At the end of last year, creative content studio owner Sarah Colgan was dashing out the door to get her kids to training. It was a scenario familiar i(...)

Dublin star Brian Fenton at the launch of Dublin GAA’s new jersey at AIG’s head office in Dublin in October. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
Everyone’s a winner

Earlier this year, US insurance company AIG extended its sponsorship of Dublin GAA for five more years in a deal that includes men’s and women’s footb(...)

Turkish Airlines signed a deal to sponsor the Irish men’s senior cricket team in April 2018. Photograph: ©INPHO/Rowland White

According to the National Sponsorship Index produced by marketing agency Core, Ireland’s overall sponsorship market is valued at €190 million. Sport a(...)

Irish Nationwide Building Society. KPMG had been INBS’s external auditor for three decades.

An inquiry into Irish Nationwide Building Society has given two partners of the failed lender’s long-time auditors, KPMG, a final deadline of December(...)

Dr Elaine Sullivan, co-founder and chief executive of early-stage life-sciences company Carrick Therapeutics, has been chosen as The Irish Times Busin(...)

Major disruption is happening globally in nearly every industry due to factors like digital transformation and environmental sustainability. Photograph: iStock

The economic benefits of foreign direct investment are well-documented: hundreds of thousands of direct and indirect jobs, billions of euro in corpora(...)

With Brexit set for March 29,th 2019, any goods going into or out of the UK may have to pay customs duties

Before Brexit companies could get supplies or products from the UK, and send them there, without any problems. The European Single Market is built on (...)

The Roadmap for Pensions Reform 2018-2023 comprises six strands. Photograph: iStock

The most wide-ranging changes ever proposed for pensions in Ireland were announced by the Government earlier this year. The Roadmap for Pensions Refor(...)

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