Project Ireland 2040: a new Metro link is due to run between Swords and Sandyford, in Dublin

Project Ireland 2040 aims to provide balanced regional development, in order to reduce Dublin’s growing economic domination, and to improve the State’(...)

Independent Alliance TD Sean Canney: has raised his concerns with the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, on the exclusion of the Western Rail Corridor from the investment plan.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government will commit to establishing three elective-only hospitals in Galway, Cork and Dublin West as part of their national capital plan. Disc(...)

Eir’s decision to withdraw from the NBP was ‘regrettable’, Minister for Communications Denis Naughten told an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins.

The sole remaining bidder in the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) is “really committed” to the project and “there is no sense of stopping th(...)

Fergal Mulligan, programme manager of the National Broadband Plan and  Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications. Photograph: Maxwells

The National Broadband Plan is likely to cost more than the €1 billion previously signalled because of the high cost of connecting homes in rural par(...)

The ambition of Minister for Communications Denis Naughten is to provide “next generation” broadband to all homes and businesss in the State through a combination of commercial and State investment. Photograph: Maxwells.

How much of a Government priority is broadband? When then minister for communications Pat Rabbitte launched the National Broadband Plan (NBP) in 2012(...)

 Regional broadband: Eir’s departure renders the Government’s procurement process uncompetitive, a scenario that might prompt a recalibrated tender process. Photograph: Paul Bradley

The single biggest question hanging over Eir’s sudden departure from the Government’s broadband process is who pulled the plug, effectively turning th(...)

Eir, which had been favourite to win the National Broadband Plan State contract, said on Wednesday it was withdrawing from the tender because the risks had become “too great for its continued participation”.

The Government’s long-awaited rural broadband scheme will be delivered on time and at no extra cost to the taxpayer despite the surprise withdrawal of(...)

Element Power plans to spend €500 million on Greenlink, an electricity line tying Wexford with Wales. Photograph: iStock

The developer of a €500 million power line between the Republic and Wales has welcomed news of a Government consultation into electricity interconnect(...)

There have been 93 allegations of bullying or sexual harassment across Government departments since 2011. Image: iStock

There have been 93 allegations of bullying or sexual harassment across Government departments since 2011. The figures on the number of claims made by(...)

Astrid Gundersen  (3), from Swords, at the Friends of the Earth protest outside the Dáil on Wednesday as the joint Oireachtas environment committee began hearings on the Waste Reduction Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are strong indications that legislation for a mandatory “deposit return scheme” in Ireland for plastic bottles and a ban on single-use plastic m(...)

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