Pat Breen

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Dr Sinead McParland of Teagasc is to develop tools to help identify the most efficient cows in the national herd. Photograph: Getty Images

A total of 20 early-stage scientists are to benefit from Government funding totalling €10.8 million to pursue cutting-edge research in Ireland. Their (...)

Pleasure boats sit anchored in front of a ship docked at the Port of Dublin. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Department of Transport only asked Dublin Port, the country’s largest and busiest sea port, for details of its contingency plans to deal with a ha(...)

Former minister for communications Denis Naughten did not influence or seek to influence the conduct of the broadband tender process in favour of Granahan McCourt Capital, or otherwise, the independent auditor found.

Former minister for communications Denis Naughten did not influence, or seek to influence, the tender process of the national broadband plan during me(...)

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(...)

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