Chief executive of FBD Insurance Fiona Muldoon: the board has received the results of an independent investigation into corporate governance and human resources practices.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Renting v buying The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) and Nama will spend up to €175 million over 25 years renting a new headquarters in th(...)

Chinese tourists capturing the stature of Oscar Wilde on Merrion Square. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

When it comes to seeking State support, the problem for the Irish tourism industry is that it is a victim of its own success. Visitor numbers are at (...)

Denis Naughten, Minister for Communication, announcing details of the National Broadband Plan at Government Buildings in 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is all but dead in the water following the exit of SSE, the UK-listed utility giant. Regardless of what the Govern(...)

Minister for Communication Denis Naughten: ComReg needs to be given additional powers to allow it to regulate the market effectively. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The communications regulator is seriously understaffed with an additional 70 employees needed to help it carry out its duties, Minister for Communicat(...)

The European Investment Bank approved €987 million in funding for nine Irish projects including an allocation of €500 million for the National Broadband Plan

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to finance the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) to the tune of €500 million. Minister for Communicati(...)

PAC  has called for a Dáil debate on how  the surplus on the wind-up of Nama should be spent. Photograph:  Alan Betson

The Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has called for a Dáil debate on how a projected €3 billion surplus on the wind-up of Nama should be spe(...)

Drawn-out tender process reflects a public administration that repeatedly fails to see the lay of the land. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

It’s a tad ironic that after the longest and most complex of tender processes, the Government’s most ambitious communications project will be undertak(...)

Carolan Lennon, Eir’s chief executive  designate  with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The woman who masterminded Eir’s rural broadband strategy and who probably played a major role in its decision to quit the National Broadband Plan las(...)

Fibre broadband: Eir says it could provide high-speed rural connections for a fraction of the proposed State subsidy. Photograph: Karl Hussey/Fennell

The Government’s broadband procurement process is fundamentally flawed and will lead to delays and higher costs for the taxpayer, Eir warned the Minis(...)

About 542,000 homes and businesses across the State stand to benefit from the State-subsidised National Broadband Plan.

The Government’s broadband tender process remains competitive even with just one bidder left in the race, the most senior official in charge of the pr(...)

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