Simon Harris said there’s “no going back” on the National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

National Children’s Hospital Highly paid consultancy companies are in the firing line over the saga involving construction of the National Children’s(...)

Construction site of the national children’s hospital: its costs are soaring but the Government appears to learn  from  such mistakes. Photograph: Tom Honan

Whatever happens now, the new national children’s hospital will cost the State a fortune, vastly more than anyone thought when they were making decisi(...)

Eir’s  director of mobile networks, Fergal McCann,  and CEO, Carolan Lennon. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Eir announced a €500 million overhaul of its fixed broadband platform this week, pledging to build fibre lines directly into an additional 1.4 million(...)

Tony McLoughlin: “I have been raising this every week with the Minister and the OPW, and, indeed, before that with the previous minister Frances Fitzgerald”

Over a year after rank-and-file gardaí in Sligo walked out of their station in protest at conditions there, the Minister for Justice has admitted to l(...)

The contract, which was renewed in 2017, is said to be worth at least €20 million a year to Limerick-based Enet. Photograph: PA Wire

The Government has come under fire for failing to put a major telecommunications contract out to tender and for presiding over a deeply uncompetitive (...)

Eir will tell the PAC the company invested €7 million in its bid to become the operator for the National Broadband Plan, before pulling out of the process.

Eir will tell an Oireachtas committee on Thursday of its “commercial, regulatory and governance concerns” about the National Broadband Plan (NBP), whi(...)

John McGuinness: he said rank-and-file party members were unhappy with the extension to the deal that underpins the Fine Gael-led minority government

Fianna Fáil TDs exchanged public insults on Wednesday as bitterness between an outspoken party TD and his colleagues intensified. John McGuinness, a (...)

Building telecoms infrastructure in rural parts is proving a headache for governments across the world, principally because the technology and the demand it spawns keeps evolving.

The State’s largest telcos will appear before the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday to explain why they have shunned the National Broadband Plan ((...)

Tony O’Brien: ‘I’m worried that without intervention we could be looking at the last generation of family doctors.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Former HSE director general Tony O’Brien has accused the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of “corroding public life in Ireland” and chasing “every pass(...)

The Nama Act prohibits the agency from selling loans or property to a defaulting borrower, or connected parties  .Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Garda Síochána are investigating claims that parties connected to a defaulting National Asset Management Agency (Nama) debtor were involved in an i(...)

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