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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(...)

National Broadband Plan: Ministers had been warned the cost of the project could reach as much as €3 billion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than €25m has been spent on the National Broadband Plan to date, the Public Accounts Committee will be told on Thursday. The secretary general o(...)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment,  Richard Bruton was not in his department during a two-hour sit in during a climate action protest. File photograph: Tom Honan

More than 40 activists occupied the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in Dublin on Friday for almost two hours, and called (...)

Most governments have not outlined how they intend to decarbonise their economies, OECD says. Photograph: iStock

The overwhelming majority of governments including Ireland have not taken necessary action to contain growing risks to the global climate, according t(...)

Monaghan fans celebrate reaching the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 0-8 Monaghan 0-16 Kerry for the holidays then. Fairly bloodless in the end as Monaghan’s desire overwhelmed a listless Galway who will b(...)

Kerry’s Jack Barry, Paul Murphy and Ronan Shanahan with Conor McManus of Monaghan in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final phase 2 at St Tiernach’s Park, Clones. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There must be a strange atmosphere in both the Monaghan and Kerry training camps this week as both sides disentangle themselves from the consequences (...)

David Clifford celebrates after scoring Kerry’s late goal in the All-Ireland quarter-final Super 8 game against Monaghan at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones. Photograph:  Philip Fitzpatrick/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Monaghan 1-17 Kerry 1-17 The scoreboard has no room for nuance. Nobody pretended here afterwards that David Clifford’s goal in the 74th minute was an(...)

Sharon: despeartely trying to get her act together

Sharon ★★ Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin A young woman coasting towards her 30s, and making dubious life choices, Sharon is the kind of person who retr(...)

Seán O’Shea: strong, square-shouldered and always willing, he has been the focal point of Kerry’s attack playing at centre-forward. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Eight minutes into Kerry’s game against Monaghan three weeks back, they were in danger of losing sight of their opposition just as surely as we were i(...)

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