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Naoise Nunn: “I’m delighted to bring the ethos and the fun of Leviathan to the Library of Progress at Body&Soul later this month.”

The Time of My Life is a weekly column about a moment that changed someone’s life – for the better or the worse The venue was the Hub on Dublin’s Eus(...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness takes the stand at the Charleton Tribunal on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness is expected to give evidence on Monday at the Charleton Tribunal that he was told by the then Garda Commissioner Martin(...)

Licence fee reform takes even longer than the dramatic pauses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’, made for RTÉ by Shinawil. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Not for the first time, the Dáil has been talking about the future funding of public service broadcasting, which according to Minister for Communicati(...)

 Independent Mattie McGrath was among those to contribute as the Dáil debated the latest developments in the broadband plan. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Can’t wait to see Katherine Zappone’s frock when she hits the red carpet at the Ifta awards. Hollywood Boulevard meets Dawson Street. It’ll be wall-t(...)

Those thousands awaiting rural broadband will anxiously be watching for Denis Naughten’s “Plan B”. Photograph: iStock

Eir’s departure from the National Broadband Plan (NBP) has left the process hanging by a thread. We now have one bidder in what’s supposed to be a com(...)

The ambition of Minister for Communications Denis Naughten is to provide “next generation” broadband to all homes and businesss in the State through a combination of commercial and State investment. Photograph: Maxwells.

How much of a Government priority is broadband? When then minister for communications Pat Rabbitte launched the National Broadband Plan (NBP) in 2012(...)

Paschal Donohoe: the “magical mediocrity of sustained average rates of growth” is what enables countries to plan for the future, the Minister for Finance says. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Steady. Unspectacular. Dull. Boring, even. These are the ambitions of Paschal Donohoe, Ireland’s young Minister for Finance, as he ponders his steward(...)

A long-standing tradition that serving ministers do not publicly criticise civil servants was shredded this week when Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, angered (...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald: under pressure from  Opposition. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald was not informed of a phone call between Nóirín O’Sullivan and her Department over the adversarial legal strategy towards (...)

 Enda Kenny  with first-year students Seán Reynolds and Ellen Healy at NUI Galway where he received an honorary doctorate in laws. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Do you like my cap?” beamed Enda Kenny as he stepped out on to NUI Galway’s quadrangle in university robes. Unrelenting Atlantic rain had cleared, a(...)

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