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(...)

Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell raised concern on Thursday about why a senior official in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, who was also a prominent member of the hospital’s development board, did not raise concerns about the escalating costs. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) raised concerns nearly two years ago about governance arrangements for the development of the p(...)

Artist’s impressions of proposed new National Children’s Hospital at St James Hospital campus.

It is “highly unlikely” that the cost of the National Children’s Hospital will come in at under €2bn, the Public Accounts Committee heard Thursday mor(...)

News anchors Keelin Shanley and Catriona Perry in the new TV news studio. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The news agenda continues relentlessly, but this evening’s RTÉ news broadcasts will look different, thanks to a €1.4million revamp of the national bro(...)

University of Limerick president  Prof Desmond Fitzgerald:  “I want to assure families and students that the information is accurate – and we will continue to improve the system.” Photograph: Alan Place

The president of University of Limerick (UL) has played down concerns that hundreds of students may have received incorrect exam results over a period(...)

The Irish Border between Dundalk, Co Louth and Newry, Co Down. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Brexiteers are “not right” when they claim there will be no dramatic change in Irish cross-Border trade if the UK crashes out of the EU, Revenue Commi(...)

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(...)

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