There was only one bidder for the National Broadband Plan, a US investment vehicle with no direct experience of building a big piece of telecoms infrastructure, and no competitive tender after the industry here and in the UK all but shunned the process. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

It’s been 16 weeks since the final and only bid for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) was submitted to Government amid a flurry of controversy about f(...)

Keep surfaces clean and rooms well ventilated. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s mid-January and most of us are either successfully winning with our New Year’s resolutions or floundering at the half-way line and wondering whet(...)

An oil rig at Providence’s Barryroe prospect. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Irish oil and gas explorer Providence Resources has received approval from the State to advance work on a licence off Ireland’s southwest coast. The (...)

Commercial broadband providers currently advertise speeds of 100 mbps, 360 mbps and even 1,000 mbps. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The backers of the €1.5 billion plus national Broadband plan have clashed with the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Sean Fleming, after he ci(...)

Research found children who own mobile phones at age nine perform less well in academic tests. Photograph: iStock

Children who owned a mobile phone at age nine performed less well in reading and maths tests at age 13, according to new research. The finding is con(...)

INM papers on display at the Independent News & Media AGM in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There was a moment during Mark Zuckerberg’s by turn torturous (for him) and frustrating (for everybody else) April testimony to Congress when one US p(...)

At present, there are 650 personnel serving abroad, the bulk of them (462) deployed with the UN Interim Force in Lebanon. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 1,700 members of the Defence Forces served in United Nations and Irish Government-mandated operations in 14 countries around the world in 2018,(...)

Barryroe was found in 2012 to have more than 300 million barrels of recoverable oil. Photograph:  Finbarr O’Rourke

Oil and gas explorer Providence Resources expects the long-awaited drilling programme at its Barryroe oil project off the Cork coast to commence in th(...)

David McCourt and former minister for education Denis Naughten.  Photograph: Andrew Downes/Xposure

A decision on the National Broadband Plan will not be made until the new year, as officials in the Department of Communications are still working on e(...)

Among other reforms is  the possible divestment of “non-core” activities away from An Garda Síochána. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new high-level centre that will collate and analyse intelligence and assess the level of threats to State security is set to be established by the C(...)

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