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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(...)

Labour  leader Brendan Howlin: turns out his predecessor Pat Rabbitte supports the Government’s national broadband plan. Checkmate. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Perfidious Pat. Et tu, Rabbitte? How is a Labour leader supposed to vehemently oppose the Government’s broadband project when the silken words of an(...)

 The installation of  broadband in rural Ireland has proved to be a political hot potato. File photo: Michael Smith/Getty

Former minister for communications Denis Naughten warned if the proposed National Broadband Plan falters between now and the signing of the contract h(...)

Neither Tusla nor the Children At Risk in Ireland (CARI) organisation could provide figures for how many children have been referred for inappropriate sexual behaviour. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Referrals of children for inappropriate sexual behaviour have “sky-rocketed” in recent years, a leading child welfare expert has warned. Child welfar(...)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD speaking to media following the publication of Peter Smyth’s Report on his review into the procurement process for the National Broadband Plan at Government Buildings, Dublin.Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

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

An offshore wind farm off the coast of England, operated by Innogy Renewables.

After years of neglect, energy companies plan to sink almost €6 billion into the Irish Sea over the next half decade or so on offshore wind projects. (...)

Leo Varadkar said the Government “has the option to buy” into the network, and because it was not a commercial piece of infrastructure “one would expect that to be a relatively inexpensive proposition”. File photograph: Getty Images

The Taoiseach has confirmed that infrastructure for the rollout of high speed broadband will be owned by the consortium that develops the network and (...)

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