Mark Griffin

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‘Ignoring agriculture increases the costs for other sectors and for the economy as a whole,’ Department of Public Expenditure secretary general  Robert Watt said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Key planks of the Government’s climate action plan are “not credible” and it should have proposed cutting the national farming herd rather than “ignor(...)

People surveyed were asked how often, if at all, they had used Eircode for example, for postage or deliveries in the past year. Photograph: Eric Luke

More than six in 10 Irish people never or rarely use the Eircode system, more than four years after its introduction at a cost of €38 million, an offi(...)

RTÉ director general Dee Forbes or the chairwoman of the board were present at most of the meetings. Photograph: Jason Andrews

Senior RTÉ representatives met politicians or top Government officials on 14 occasions in the final four months of 2019, a period in which the deficit(...)

1. SHANE RYAN (Rathmore) @Shane_r14 Age: 23 Height: 6’2” Weight: 14st 2lbs Acquitted himself quite well. Sign-posted vulnerability on re-starts occas(...)

KPMG:  was hired to provide “financial, commercial and procurement advisory services” for the NBP.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Whether or not we think the Government’s €2.9 billion National Broadband Plan (NBP) represents value for money – and it seems most outside the corrido(...)

Derrynane GAA in South Kerry. Photograph: Mike Curran

Gazing across St Mary’s pitch in Cahersiveen, Brian O’Sullivan considers its history. The club was founded in 1929 but the history of Gaelic Games in (...)

The Government’s grant schemes for electric vehicles, solar panels and energy efficiency home improvements had drawn down 80 per cent of their budgets for the entire year. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government’s ability to pay grants for three energy-saving schemes was cast into doubt earlier this summer when officials identified a €20 million(...)

Kerry goal scorer  James O’Donoghue is tackled by Clare’s  Seán O’Donoghue  during Munster semi-final at Cusack Park, Ennis. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Clare 0-12 Kerry 1-15 Kerry are on course for a seventh successive Munster senior football title as a result of a deserved six-point victory over Cl(...)

Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien wrong foots Seán Collins of Clare during the Munster SFC semi-final at  Cusack Park in  Ennis. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Clare 0-12 Kerry 1-15 Kerry are on course for a seventh successive Munster Senior football title as a result of a deserved six-point victory over Cl(...)

Conceived during the crisis, the broadband plan was designed to minimise the up-front cost. Whether that is now the best option to deliver long-term value for money is the question.

The Government is battling to win support for its broadband plan – welcomed through much of rural Ireland, but attacked by its own senior officials an(...)

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