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(...)

FleetConnect CEO Patrick Cotter: “People expect wifi to be abundant and excellent in 2018.”

As an integral part of our daily experience, it’s difficult to imagine a time where we lived without wifi. “Access to fast, efficient broadband used (...)

Banks co-funding these projects are worried that if they go ahead and build these wind farms and the March deadline is missed, then they do not qualify for REFIT scheme. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A total of 16 wind energy projects – with full planning permission and grid connection offers – “are at medium or high risk of not being built”, the I(...)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment,  Richard Bruton was not in his department during a two-hour sit in during a climate action protest. File photograph: Tom Honan

More than 40 activists occupied the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in Dublin on Friday for almost two hours, and called (...)

Reports at the weekend suggested former minister for communications Denis Naughten believed he should return to the Cabinet as he had been exonerated by the Smyth report. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Senior officials from the Department of Communications expect to make a recommendation on the national broadband plan in the coming weeks, the confide(...)

Heavy traffic in Dublin. The Republic’s climate governance arrangements were not robust enough compared with other countries, Dr Diarmuid Torney said. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An Oireachtas committee’s efforts to tackle rising carbon emissions will amount to “a flash in the pan” if it is dissolved in January, according to an(...)

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