Independent Mattie McGrath was among those to contribute as the Dáil debated the latest developments in the broadband plan. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Can’t wait to see Katherine Zappone’s frock when she hits the red carpet at the Ifta awards. Hollywood Boulevard meets Dawson Street. It’ll be wall-t(...)

There was a clear 77 to 48 majority by opposition TDs to accept the Fianna Fáil proposal to review the National Broadband Plan procurement process and consider advancing the rollout of broadband through State ownership

TDs have backed a call for the Government to consider taking the rollout of broadband back into State ownership and using existing ESB infrastructure (...)

Gambling man: Dermot Griffin, chief executive of National Lottery. Photograph: Tom Honan

Halfway through my interview with the National Lottery boss, Dermot Griffin, I ask if he thinks playing the Lotto is gambling. It’s a loaded question (...)

 The Vodafone shares are a legacy of the then Fianna Fáil/Progressive Democrat government’s great experiment in shareholder democracy under minister for communications Mary O’Rourke. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fifteen years after they were given shares they never wanted, Ireland’s army of Vodafone shareholders are being offered the chance to get rid of them(...)

I read with great interest your articles on Vodafone’s share payout earlier this year. I wrote to both Vodafone and Computershare at the time, arguin(...)

Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

  Story   1995 was the year that Denis O’Brien went from relative obscurity to becoming one of the best-known figures in Iris(...)