Michael Ring

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TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY Enda Kenny’s overall legacy will be a strong one, all the more so for a politician who hardly anybody rated as a potential taois(...)

There are too many post offices, according to the CEO of An Post. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are “far too many post offices” in the Republic of Ireland, according to the chief executive officer of An Post. Speaking on Tuesday evening, (...)

Denis Naughten said the plan  meant that one home would be connected to broadband every minute of every working day in the next two years. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The Government’s agreement with telecoms company Eir to provide high-speed broadband connections to 300,000 homes and premises in rural Ireland should(...)

 Minister for Communications Denis Naughten: responsibility for the post office network is to be transferred back to the Minister. Photograph: Gareth Chaney

After a political turf war with his west of Ireland colleague Denis Naughten, junior minister Michael Ring has offloaded a political headache: respons(...)

An Post has employed management consultants McKinsey to advise it on rationalisation plans

Postmasters and politicians are awaiting plans by An Post, expected in the coming weeks, for the downsizing of the post office network which are sure (...)

Lieut Cdr Darragh Kirwan of the LÉ ‘Samuel Beckett’, briefs Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe and Minister of State for Regional Economic Development Michael Ring along with Jurgen Whyte of the Air Accident Investigation on the bridge of the vessel in Blacksod Bay. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

First dives are planned from dawn on Friday on the wreckage of Rescue 116 off the north Mayo coast as the search continues for three missing Irish Coa(...)

Postmaster Pádraic Ó Conghaile from Connemara protesting against post office closures outside GPO earlier this month. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Postmasters may be asked to deliver food, assist businesses with their recycling and drop off medicines in an attempt to ensure survival of the post-o(...)

Patrick O’Donovan (r) with Shane Ross. The Minister of State has cited ‘a degree of frustration’ with the Minister for Transport. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The junior minister in Shane Ross’s department has complained about his “frustration” at not being given official powers nearly a year after taking up(...)

The closure of a large number of rural post offices, as well as a programme of redundancies, is expected to be part of An Post’s  plan. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

More than half of all the 1,100 post offices in the State are loss making, An Post has told the Government. The declaration raises the prospect of th(...)

Aggressive seagulls are attacking residents of the north Dublin town of Balbriggan, Fianna Fáil Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee has claimed. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Aggressive seagulls are attacking residents of the north Dublin town of Balbriggan, Fianna Fáil Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee has claimed. Speaking i(...)

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