Good Morning, With just 64 days to go until Brexit, we are starting to get down to brass tacks in relation to what life will look like when the UK le(...)

Commercial broadband providers currently advertise speeds of 100 mbps, 360 mbps and even 1,000 mbps. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The backers of the €1.5 billion plus national Broadband plan have clashed with the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Sean Fleming, after he ci(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: “All Government departments must give full priority to activating their plans for a no-deal or disorderly Brexit”

Before Christmas, in the wake of Theresa May’s decision to postpone the Commons vote on the withdrawal treaty, Irish Government Ministers were told th(...)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Ceann Comhairle: “That was a decision that the Public Accounts Committee made itself and it is empowered to make these decisions”.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was “treading on embers” when it decided to investigate spending in Áras an Uachtaráin in the run-up to the presid(...)

A laptop in Stormont shows a live feed of DUP leader Arlene Foster giving evidence to the RHI inquiry on the “cash for ash” scandal. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Two years ago, following days of political fever, a tiny group of journalists was called hurriedly to Martin McGuinness’s office in Stormont. There th(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris: to consider the establishment of an ex-gratia compensatory scheme.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has agreed to set up an independent statutory tribunal to deal with claims arising from the CervicalCheck controversy. Ms Justice Mary(...)

In today’s world, the health of a democracy can be measured by the extent that administrative transparency operates in public life. Traditional forms (...)

A total of 117,000 children are being transported to school daily  but an estimated 35 per cent of seats on school buses are empty, the Public Accounts Committee heard.

A “damning” investigation of the €190 million publicly-funded school transport scheme has found there are about 50,000 spare seats on buses that are n(...)

The State’s school transport service is heavily subsidised, with only 8 per cent of the cost recouped from fare-paying pupils in 2015.

The rising cost of the State’s school transport scheme may not be sustainable and needs to be urgently reviewed, according to internal Government docu(...)

EIB president Werner Hoyer: “If we cannot stop this trend towards the return of protectionism…we are going to live in a much less comfortable continent and world very soon.”

The European Investment Bank president has warned that “If we cannot stop this trend towards the return of protectionism…we are going to live in a muc(...)

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