Minister for Education Richard Bruton is shown how the network is being used by DCU student Katie Gallagher. Also pictured are DCU president Prof Brian MacCraith, director of information systems services at DCU Barbara McConalogue, Agile Networks managing director Darragh Richardson and HEAnet chief executive Kerrie Power.

The rollout of a new ultra-fast national broadband network is a “game-changer” for Ireland’s education and research sector. That is according to Darr(...)

Agile will move its operations into PlanNet21’s building in Citywest in Co Dublin as part of the deal. Photograph: Google Street View

Irish technology solutions group PlanNet21 Communications has acquired local rival Agile Networks in a deal that will create a company with combined r(...)

 Managing director of Agile Networks Darragh Richardson  and John Boland, chief executive of HEAnet: Agile Networks has secured a seven-year contract with HEAnet which will see them provide a 100 gigabyte internet network to HEAnet. Photograph:  Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Irish-owned Agile Networks has secured a seven-year contract worth €5 million to provide a 100 gigabyte internet network to HEAnet, which provides con(...)