Bríd Smith said the four TDs have significant concerns as to how the Ceann Comhairle interpreted the requirement for a money message. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

An action by four Opposition TDs arising from a process under which the Ceann Comhairle decided a Bill aimed at reducing greehouse gas emissions requi(...)

National Cyber Security Strategy cautions of the need to guard against online interference in Irish elections.

Ireland’s economy would be badly hit and confidence in the State would be undermined if there were a major cyber attack on one of the dozens of data (...)

The Lyric FM move from Limerick had formed part of its overhaul plans but prompted a fierce local opposition.

RTÉ has acceded to a Government request to defer the planned relocation of Lyric FM from Limerick until at least next September. In a statement to st(...)

Providence chief executive Tony O’Reilly said the company was “sad” to see Total effectively withdraw from the Irish exploration sector.  Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Oil and gas explorer Providence Resources has lost its partner on a licence off the southwest coast of Ireland. French oil major Total withdrew from(...)

Sustainable, low-impact building - grass-roofed house with photovoltaic solar panel built and blended into seacliffs in the  Beara Peninsula, West Cork

The image of Charlie Haughey with his own wind turbine on Inishvickillane in the 1980s was the nearest Ireland got to the secret, self-sufficient bunk(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and businessman David McCourt sign the National Broadband Plan at St Kevin’s National School in Glendalough, Co Wicklow.

“If you have to go down and paint the school yourself, that’s what you’ll do,” the celebrated Fianna Fáil strategist PJ Mara, who masterminded Bertie (...)

Kevin Dooney of Raheny Shamrocks AC winning the  2018 Irish Life Health National Senior Cross Country Championships in Dublin in November 2018. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Sometimes the race is not won at the finish line, but in what it takes to get to the start line. I met Kevin Dooney for a drink last weekend, and we (...)

The contract will be signed with National Broadband Ireland, the group led by US businessman David McCourt, above. Photograph: Jason Clarke

The Government will on Tuesday morning sign the controversial contract to extend broadband coverage to over 500,000 rural homes and business. The con(...)

Brendan Tuohy is an engineer, and served in the Department of Public Enterprise. Photograph: iStock

The former secretary general of the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources has been appointed as chairman designate of EirGrid. (...)

Experts have calculated that, by the end of 2020, consumers and businesses will have paid an extra €1.9bn this century to fund price supports for wind-generated electricity

In the 12 months to the end of October 2020, households and employers will contribute about €150 million to wind farms and other renewable generators (...)

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