In 2014, 13 bodies under the  control of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport had a credit card bill of €2,700,753 and a further one of €2,967,010 in 2015. File photograph: Getty Images

State bodies spent €11,288,798 using credit cards over two years, new figures have revealed. Information released to Fianna Fáil spokesman on public (...)

Wind energy: one of the biggest beneficiaries from the rise in the Public Service Obligation. Photograph: EPA/JENS BUETTNER

The Government is facing growing pressure to end a costly system of supports for the renewable energy industry that has drawn criticism from some majo(...)

The €38 million Eircode system should be given time to bed in and will ultimately prove to be value for the money invested, Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has said. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

The €38 million Eircode system should be given time to bed in and will ultimately prove to be value for the money invested, Minister for Communication(...)

The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources confirmed in April that a new national broadband contract would not be signed until 2017. With the plan expected to take between three and five years, it now risks missing the 2020 target set to deliver broadband to all households.

One in five people living in rural Ireland say they cannot get broadband, and almost 25 per cent of those with access to it claim speeds are too slow(...)

A group of 16 former residents have been demonstrating in the Brú Aimsir hostel on Thomas Street since last night. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Homeless service users are holding a protest in a Dublin hostel over its planned closure during the summer. A group of 16 former residents have been (...)

The government to be announced tomorrow will have a very different configuration than anything that has gone before.. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The government to be announced tomorrow will have a very different configuration than anything that has gone before. There have been shake-ups before (...)

Kevin “Boxer” Moran: “The fact that these people were not prepared to sit around the table and meet shows the group is not fit for purpose.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two Independent TDs from areas severely affected by flooding last winter have called for the resignation of officials tasked with managing the risk p(...)

The Irish Offshore Operators’ Association welcomed the interest which they said was not a surprise despite the low price of a barrel of oil

A record number of licencing options for offshore exploration have been received by the Government despite the drop in the price of oil. Some 43 ap(...)

Impression of the sub-sea observatory at the Galway Bay test site, connected back to shore by a cable which has already been installed. Photograph: SmartBay

A sub-sea observatory is due to be installed in Galway Bay when weather permits, as part of a significant development of the State’s ocean energy tes(...)

Barna postmistress, Seona O’Fegan intends to stand in the Galway West constituency as a member of the Community and Post Office Candidates Group. Photograph: Pat Moore

Galway postmistress Seona O’Fegan has initiated her Independent candidacy for the next general election with a pledge to fight for the “vibrancy of co(...)

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