Data centres could be back on the agenda in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Grid operator Eirgrid has reopened the door for new data centre projects in the greater Dublin area after IDA chief Martin Shanahan intervened, the Bu(...)

Then taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US businessman David McCourt at the signing of the broadband plan in 2019. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Somewhere in the small print of most tender documents there’s a line that says “tenderers are liable for their own costs of tendering”. It’s a standar(...)

Iarnród Éireann’s chief executive Jim Meade, left, global CEO/chairman of Alstom Henri Poupart-Lafarge, and Anne Graham, chief executive of the National Transport Authority pictured at the Iarnród Éireann’s Inchicore Works to formally sign a contract for new Dart carriages. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Passengers prevented from entering the Republic because they have not got the correct Covid test results have potential grounds for legal action again(...)

 Accounts for the companies involved show significant payments last year to David McCourt, the US businessman who leads the project.  Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Legal and commercial advisers have told the Government there has been no change in the ownership and control of the company awarded the multi-billion (...)

Former taoiseach Leo Varadkar and businessman David McCourt sign the National Broadband contract in November 2019 at St Kevin’s National School in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA Wire

The Department of Communications has asked legal firm William Fry and accounting firm EY to examine the claims made in recent media reports in relatio(...)

Graham Dwyer at Dún Laoghaire court, where he was charged with the murder of Elaine O’Hara, in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Many people are angry about the dramatic but predictable guidance opinion issued by the European Court of Justice’s advocate general on the Graham Dwy(...)

Shut-downs of both Whitegate and one of Energia’s two plants in Huntstown, Co Dublin, contributed to a squeeze on electricity supplies last winter that prompted formal warnings about stretched capacity. Photograph: iStock

Further delays have hit the return to action of one of two electricity plants whose temporary shut down hit energy supplies in the Republic last winte(...)

Delivery of broadband to rural homes by  end of 2022 could be reduced to between 130,000 and 150,000  – down from the original goal of more than 200,000. Photograph: iStock

A delay in hiring a new director for the State’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has been criticised at the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PA(...)

Budget2020: Ten big spends  that didn’t make the headlines. Photograph: iStock

Income tax relief, increased welfare payments and carbon tax rises were well-flagged prior to the announcement of Budget 2022. However, the year’s big(...)

Low wind speeds and temporary power-plant shutdowns have dogged  electricity supplies since the beginning of this year. Photograph: David Sleator

An electricity shortfall forced the Republic to buy emergency power from Britain earlier this month for about €14 million, it has emerged. Eamon Ryan(...)

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