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Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte announced the National Broadband Plan (NBP) on August 30th, 2012, describing it as “the rural electrification of the 21st century”.

August 30th, 2012: Minister for communications Pat Rabbitte announces the National Broadband Plan (NBP), describing it as “the rural electrification o(...)

The chair of Tusla, Pat Rabbitte, privately hit out at RTÉ in a letter to Minister for Children Katherine Zappone.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The chair of Tusla, Pat Rabbitte, privately criticised RTÉ in a letter to Minister for Children Katherine Zappone over the broadcaster’s delay in shar(...)

 President of the District Court Rosemary Horgan: ‘Foster carers must be confident they can meet [the child’s] needs – but – they have to know about the needs before they can meet the needs.’ File photograph: Alan Betson

Concerns raised by foster carers, that they are having to care for children without being informed by Tusla social workers about the children’s backgr(...)

On Wednesday, the former ministers united to release a statement calling on the Government to restore confidence in the national drug strategy. File photograph: David Sleator

The former holders of the post of minister of state with responsibility for drugs have said they are tired of attending the funerals of young people w(...)

Former holders of the post of minister of state with responsibility for drugs have united to call on the Government to restore confidence in the national drug strategy.

Former holders of the post of minister of state with responsibility for drugs have united to call on the Government to restore confidence in the natio(...)

Former Workers’ Party members Pat Rabbitte, Proinsias De Rossa, Liz McManus and Eamonn Gilmore campaigning for Democratic Left in 2002. Photograph: Eric Luke

A growing number of political groups have positioned themselves further left of the Labour Party and Sinn Féin, including: People Before Profit The(...)

Tusla chairman Pat Rabbitte noted in his introductory remarks that the agency would continue to require funding increases in order to deliver on its responsibilities.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Up to 100 reports of child safety and welfare concerns are being filed daily through a new online portal, according to Tusla. In its 2018 annual rep(...)

Toni Morrison:  RTÉ’s Radio 1’s culture programme Arena discussed her life and work, with contributions from Anne Enright and Paul Muldoon. Photograph: Lee Romero/The New York Times

Who needs live radio these days? As a listener, I’ve increasingly drifted away. Podcasts offer more nuanced discussions. Streaming services have bette(...)

What will the device-independent broadcasting charge look like?  Minister for Communications Richard Bruton says the details haven’t been worked out yet.

I don’t have a television set. I only watch TV online through Netflix or maybe the RTÉ Player. I’m not currently eligible to pay the licence fee. What(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has said  the National Broadband Plan contract will likely be signed later this year.  Photograph: iStock

Some €200 million in tax revenue over the next two to three years will be required to pay for the National Broadband Plan, Minister for Finance Pascha(...)

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