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Denis Naughten resigns as Minister for Communications on Thursday: Mr Naughten had originally only admitted to meeting David McCourt at a social event in New York in July

Former minister for communications Denis Naughten was directly involved in negotiations with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan (NBP), re(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin wrote to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “I think it is best if we both state upfront, irrespective of what happens during the confidence and supply review process, that we both agree not to bring down the Government”.

The best way to provide stability for the country as Brexit takes effect is for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to agree to hold the next election in the su(...)

Simon Harris: ‘It was disgraceful conduct. He should apologise and correct the record of the Dáil’. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris has hit out at Micheál Martin over what he described as the Fianna Fáil leader’s “disgraceful conduct” in the lead up(...)

Denis Naughten: His departure from Government reduces the number of votes the Taoiseach can command in the Dáil to 54 – three short of a bare majority when Fianna Fáil abstains. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The shock resignation of the Minister for Communications, Denis Naughten, on Thursday has further eroded the Government’s working majority in the Dáil(...)

Former  minister Denis Naughten and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

In the way that car crashes do, it caught everyone by surprise. A smattering of TDs had gathered in the Dáil chamber at 3pm to hear the statement by (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said so far he is satisfied with the Minister for Communications’ explanation over his meetings with the lead bidder for th(...)

In hot water: The Minister for Communications   Denis Naughten. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has admitted he met the lead bidder for the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) on two separate occa(...)

The Department of Communications insists the lead equity bidder has been a Granahan McCourt-controlled entity from the outset of the procurement process. Photograph: Michael Smith/Getty Images

The State-backed Irish Infrastructure Fund is to take full control of Enet, the Irish telco that was up until recently leading the sole remaining cons(...)

Fianna Fáil’s communications spokesman Timmy Dooley: “It’s now clear that the final remaining bidder is no longer the same entity.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government’s broadband procurement process should be “halted” amid the controversy surrounding the final bidder and the high-profile exits of seve(...)

Armalou sold 1,167 Land Rovers in the Republic last year. Photograph: Reuters

The company behind the Jaguar and Land Rover brands in Ireland has recorded a sharp increase in turnover as it “benefited from the recovery in the mar(...)

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