Pat Breen

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Total turnover of Irish craft beer producers in 2017 amounted to €44.3 million. Photograph: Tom Honan

There has been an explosion in the number of Irish craft breweries opening up over the past decade, with a vast and growing selection of beers now ava(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton says he cannot make a decision on the provider until a complete evaluation is concluded. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has defended the Government’s broadband plans saying that he cannot make a decision on the provider until a(...)

 David McCourt, the  businessman behind US investment firm Granahan McCourt. The Department of Finance referred the State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation to Mr McCourt.

The US businessman whose meetings with Denis Naughten led to his resignation as minister for communications held a series of meetings with the former (...)

Siro, the ESB’s telecommunications arm, dropped out of the NBP process last year, saying there was no longer a “business case” for its continued participation

The Government should mandate the ESB to deliver the National Broadband Plan (NBP) as a means of breaking the current impasse, Fianna Fáil communicati(...)

Fine Gael junior minister Pat Breen is reported in the Sunday Business Post as having held a number of meetings with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Tom Honan

Fine Gael junior minister Pat Breen held a number of meetings with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan (NBP), the Sunday Business Post rep(...)

Minister of State Pat Breen. Photograph: Tom Honan.

It was “unwise”of Minister of State Pat Breen to pass on an invitation from a key bidder for the National Broadband Plan to his then senior colleague (...)

David McCourt with former minister for communications, Denis Naughten. Photograph: Andrew Downes

It was Denis Naughten’s ambiguity about his meetings with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan, among other concerns, that spooked Leo Vara(...)

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(...)

The Dáil was told Minister of State Pat Breen organised and attended one of the private dinners between then minister for communications Denis Naughten and a key bidder for the rural broadband contract David McCourt.

Minister of State Pat Breen has outlined meetings he had with David McCourt, the key bidder in the broadband procurement process, and has said he know(...)

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