Eamon Ryan

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In the the wholesale electricity  market, there is  joint decision-making by a single body for the island of Ireland

The Northern Ireland Utility Regulator has threatened to end co-operation with the Republic on retail electricity and pull out of an agreement on co-o(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launching Project Ireland 2040  at Sligo Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As reaction to the National Development Plan emerges, there is a clear divide between the business and industry sectors which have broadly welcomed ne(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy during an inspection of 29 new rapid-build social housing units at Knocknarea Court, Drimnagh. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Just 19 social houses will be built in the constituency of the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy this year. The figures were released by Dublin City(...)

The team in Stormont, with Leo Varadkar and Theresa May in the centre. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Leo must have misread the memo. They were supposed to be “bilateral” talks in Stormont on Monday. But the Taoiseach, it seems, thought he was attend(...)

Eir’s decision to withdraw from the NBP was ‘regrettable’, Minister for Communications Denis Naughten told an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins.

The sole remaining bidder in the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) is “really committed” to the project and “there is no sense of stopping th(...)

Cher replied: “#HellToTheYeah” and retweeted the call to action to her more than 3.5 million followers.

Pop singer Cher has backed a proposal to ban drilling for oil and gas in Irish waters. The move to outlaw the issuing of fossil fuel exploration lice(...)

The ambition of Minister for Communications Denis Naughten is to provide “next generation” broadband to all homes and businesss in the State through a combination of commercial and State investment. Photograph: Maxwells.

How much of a Government priority is broadband? When then minister for communications Pat Rabbitte launched the National Broadband Plan (NBP) in 2012(...)

Mattie McGrath: Independent TD Mattie McGrath called the quorum which requires 10 Deputies to be present.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Dáil debate on abortion was cut short because not enough Government TDs were present when a quorum was called. Independent TD Mattie McGrath call(...)

The Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association said  there was clearly a problem with disposable coffee cups  which  members wanted to help resolve – but not if it heaped extra costs on them. File photograph: Getty Images

Proposals for a ban on single-use plastics items and a “latte levy” to promote use of compostable coffee cups were not properly costed and “poorly eva(...)

Astrid Gundersen  (3), from Swords, at the Friends of the Earth protest outside the Dáil on Wednesday as the joint Oireachtas environment committee began hearings on the Waste Reduction Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are strong indications that legislation for a mandatory “deposit return scheme” in Ireland for plastic bottles and a ban on single-use plastic m(...)

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