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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(...)

Ireland will have to be turned ‘entirely on its head’ over the next decade to tackle climate change, the secretary general at the Department for Communications, Climate Action, and the Environment has said.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters.

Ireland will have to be turned “entirely on its head” over the next decade to tackle climate change, the secretary general at the Department for Commu(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton is to bring his broadband recommendations to Cabinet before the end of the month.

A final decision on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) is expected within weeks after Minister for Communications Richard Bruton confirmed he would bri(...)

Mark Griffin, secretary general of the Department of Communications, said officials now believe they have a final cost for the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

State subsidies for plans to offer high-speed broadband to hundreds of thousands of rural homes will be capped to prevent a repetition of the National(...)

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